Organic gardening has been a part of the human experience since mankind first came up with the concept of deliberately cultivating certain plants. Tending a garden reinforces our bond with nature and can be relaxing and therapeutic. Organic gardening specifically, reminds us that we are part of nature, rather than just guests on the earth. With the growth of eco-consciousness, more people every day are making the decision to make organic gardening part of their lives.
The beauty of organic gardening is that you invest your time, knowledge, and planning to reap benefits both for yourself and your planet.
Chemical pesticides and growth additives are man’s effort to force nature to do his bidding. With organic gardening, you enlist nature as your assistant and grow plants in a way the benefits you both.
Beyond being harmless for the environment, organic gardening actually gives you the opportunity to reverse some of the damage others have done. Helping nature along through organic gardening manifests both benefits: eating healthy foods, and making your world a better place. Trees and plants have brought forth their bounty for Eons without man’s chemical contribution. Organic gardening is more about encouraging nature to help you meet your goals, and less about trying to exert your dominance over the environment.
The thing that attracts people who aren’t particularly concerned with the environment are to organic gardening is that it’s just plain cheaper. The chemicals ‘modern’ gardening uses cost a fortune. First you buy expensive fertilizers that chase away the beneficial organisms from your garden. Then you need more expensive chemicals to discourage the pests that will inevitably appear to wreak havoc on your plants. Don’t forget that since the plants aren’t growing in a naturally nutrient-rich environment, you’ll need more expensive chemicals to treat your plants to make them more resistant to disease. This entire process is a spiral that causes more damage to your soil (meaning you’ll need more chemicals) with every planting cycle.
Eating healthy fruits and vegetables that you know have never been doused with noxious chemicals. Protecting your family from these same chemicals and contributing to the good health of the people you love. Saving money on your grocery bill. Reversing the damage that mankind has done to the environment while making your little corner of the world a healthy, more attractive place. Taking your place as a productive, harmonious piece of nature.
The advantages of organic gardening are just too many to ignore.