Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening

FAQ

ORGANIC GARDENING

Here are the principles on which we try to base our garden use.


1.   HEALTH   

Health of the community through health of the ecosystem
Sustaining enhancing health of the smallest organism in the soil to the human being
Preventative healthcare and wellbeing by avoiding use of fertilizers and pesticides.

2.  ECOLOGY


Growing based on ecological principles of recycling processes

The garden makes compost by recycling its plants
Makes mulch recycling grass and hedgeclippings
Recycles food to produce wormcast for growing
Seaweed for nutrients in growing
Recycles woodchip to produce soil and act as a weed suppressant
Horsemanure for growing
Comfrey for a plant growing mix
Nettles for a pest control
Rainwater for watering plants


3FAIRNESS

Equity, respect, justice and stewardship between people in relation to other living things

A growing and a wildlife area mutually beneficial to growing and predators of garden pests
A wildlife corridor along the perimeter fences for birds and animals to travel about the garden
through a hedge and gorse bushes
Wildlife predators as stoats, hedgehogs and birds can use the corridor for feeding
and shelter. underneath the hedge and nesting
Provide bird and batboxes in the garden
Planting of many flowers to attract bees and butterflies
Native trees and plants for insect and bird feeding
Encouraging native plants and wildflowers for feeding and seeds
A woodchip path around the area and viewing of birds in the woods

4CARE

Enhancing the environment or food production
by not putting at risk health and the environment
Review use of existing technologies and assess new ones.
The full properties of new technologies may be unclear.


Written in conjunction with the Soil Association principles of Organic Gardening.
 
 
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©Organic Growers of Fairlie 2012