European Commissioner Dacian Ciolos speaking at G20 summit in Brazil recognised sustainable agriculture is the best option in the ongoing challenge to provide for the global population. Could it finally be that governments and political agencies are realising that putting vast profits before all else is damaging our world?
Organic Farming Archives
The knowledge that you pay for what get is sufficient to justify a few extra pennies for organic food. There are significantly higher levels of vitamins in organic produce compared to mass produced foods. Ultimately you are getting more nutrition in the same fruit or vegetable.
Growing an organic garden is one of the best ways of improving your well being, and your family’s, whilst developing the health of the planet. You grow your own nutritious produce, and you can plant flowers to inspire you which also attract wonderful wildlife like butterflies and honeybees. Time spent outside, whatever the weather, is good for body and soul.
Sometimes plants need a helping hand to stop infestations from bugs and fungi. This cheap and easy-to-make recipe uses safe ingredients from your bathroom and kitchen. The ingredients are safe for pets and children and cheaply and easily available.
Organic farming has literally saved lives in Sao Tome. It may be a little simplistic, but if it can be done for cocoa beans why cannot it not be done for other crops?
An inspiration in terms of how organic farming methods can truly regenerate an area. Using principles and guidance from Bhaskar Save, ‘the Gandhi of Organic Farming’, the Saha Astitva Foundation is employing and training local farmers in organic farming methods to produce food all year round.
Compost tea is simply water with organic compost infused in it – just like a real cup of tea. It can be used as a spray on plant’s leaves or simply poured on the soil to deliver nutrients to the soil.
Jody Scheckter, ex Formula 1 champion, has created one of the UK’s largest and most successful organic farms. Jody explains the fundamentals of organic farming, why healthy soil is so important and how farming naturally really does produce the tastiest and healthiest food.
Healthy, fresh organic food free from chemicals and synthetic residues is the priority. Whether you’ve grown it yourself or joined a CSA scheme or have it delivered from a local box company, organic food means you are supporting your health and that of the planet in the best way possible.
All the detractors of organic farming methods, all the people who say organic food is too expensive, and all those who say there isn’t enough space to grow the amount of food we need should watch this.