What Is Organic Gardening?Organic gardening revolves around using natural systems and materials, respecting the environment and eco-system around you. This means things such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals are not used. Instead, organic gardeners look for other substances and techniques that are just as effective – but more eco-friendly.
What Are The Benefits?Sometimes, chemicals like pesticides are harmful to humans as well as the planet. Firstly, such chemicals that are sprayed onto the plants will contaminate the soil, water supply and air. Meaning that the atmosphere and environment can be contaminated for decades after. By gardening organically, you’re preventing such substances from getting into the atmosphere. Other main benefits include:
- Achieving healthier soil biodiversity
- Better quality fruit and vegetables (synthetic chemical free)
- Combatting erosion
- Fighting the effects of global warming
- Creating a habitat for local insects by growing native plants