You hear a lot about organic foods today, should you be interested in finding out more about organic gardening? Below we will discuss the differences in organic foods and conventional foods.
Organic food is produced without the use of chemicals in growing the food. Man learned that he could take a shortcut on Mother Nature by using chemicals to raise food faster. But, you can’t fool Mother Nature.
You can purchase organic food from the grocery, but a lot of that is grown in another country and shipped to us. If you are purchasing organic food it is best to go to a farmers market or directly to an organic grower.
All you hear about on the news is how the economy is doing. One of the areas that is being hit by inflation is our food. If you have noticed not only is the price of food going up, but the manufactures are packaging the food in smaller packaging and raising the price. That is a double whammy.
If your food is in the back yard and the freezer, it doesn’t matter what everyone is paying for their food, or where it comes from.
Transporting our food
Our food racks up more miles that we ever will, and much of our food now comes from several different countries. Not only is it expensive to ship the food you have no way of knowing how the food was produced. The US does not have the manpower to check every shipment of food that enters the country. All they have to do is stick a label on it and ship.
It looks like the day is coming when we will not be able to afford to ship in all the food stuffs like we do now. There could be a very chaotic time and create an unreliable food supply. It is best to be prepared and raise you own food for your family.
The large seed companies are fighting to get control of the seed supply and when one of them does they will decide who gets to eat and who doesn’t. One of the large companies already has a 27 percent control over field seeds and is eyeing the garden market. The time to prepare is now.
Eat healthy and have fun
Consider organic gardening for your family’s food supply. Healthy gardening gives you healthy food for yourself and your children. If you haven’t tried gardening before, or if you tried and did not know exactly how to do it and failed, it is time to get your hands in the dirt. If you do organic gardening right it is a fun hobby that is also money saving and healthy.
It is my hope that this article on organic gardening and farming will give you the boost you need to look into where your food is produced and how it is produced. You can grow most, or all, the food you need in your own yard. If you don’t have a yard you can still raise a lot of produce on your balcony or visit your local farmers market.
Steve Wisley has been gardening organically for over a quarter of a century. Gardening is a great way to, not only, grow great tasting, healthy, chemical free food that is good for your family, but gardening is reconnecting with your soul. It is getting your hands in the stuff that life is based upon, and it can heal some of hurt you feel inside.
Steve started this blog to guide others in starting and improving their organic garden to produce healthy, nutritious, great tasting food for their family. Pick up your copy of the booklet “6 Easy Common Sense Tips To Ban Bugs From Your Garden Without Chemicals”.