Why Organic Gardening
When You Have A “Why” It Makes The Work More Rewarding
At From Soil to Soul, you’ll find our content doesn’t subscribe to one specific practice of gardening. While we do believe in permaculture principles, no-till methods, hugelkultur gardening and biodynamic methods (to name a few) we don’t specifically follow one over the other.
But what this website does preach and follow are general organic gardening practices.
You’ll quickly find in your own garden that while organic gardening sometimes involves additional thinking and a little more work, it isn’t necessarily harder. In fact, in many ways organic gardening can make things easier.
With organic gardening, you don’t have to worry about adding too much fertilizer that it will harm your plants. You don’t have to worry about carefully washing your veggies after harvesting. You don’t have to worry about harming your ecosystem.
Instead with organic gardening you get to follow natures lead, bringing you back to the way food was meant to be grown.
Four Key Benefits of Organic Gardening
Organic gardening has a smaller carbon footprint then gardening with the use of pesticides, herbicides or other synthetic fertilizers. Its benefits to our planet are numerous and include providing us cleaner air and water, replenishing natural ecosystems and preserving biodiversity.
Grows Healthier Food For You
Growing a garden provides you the opportunity to have control over the food you’re putting in your body. Better yet, to know exactly how that food is grown. Organic gardening keeps more nutrients in our food, where they belong. It also reduces the amount of heavy metals we consume and, in some cases, increases the amount of antioxidants we consume.
Follows Nature’s Lead
Organic gardening works in harmony with nature. It follows the principles Mother Nature has known all along, like biodiversity and composting. Most organic gardening practices incorporate techniques first used thousands of years ago. It takes us back to how we used to operate.
Rebuilds Our Soil Systems
Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and ultimately, our lives. Studies show organic gardening practices. like the use of cover crops, compost, crop rotation and no-till methods, increases soil health gradually over time. Every time you add organic matter to your soil, you’re investing in the future of our planet.