Organic Farming and Gardening
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Once you've discovered the benefits of adding organic foods to your diet, you may decide that learning more about organic farming and gardening is a smart move. Whether you want to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables or simply make better decisions at your local organic food store, turn to the information provided by the articles on LoveToKnow Organic to help.
Whether you're planning on growing your own food, or just curious about what makes the food you buy organic, you'll find plenty of information on organic farming, such as:
- Farms: Learn about the farms in your area, whether you live in Minnesota, Pennsylvania or elsewhere.
- Equipment: Learn about what it takes to work an organic farm from the equipment used to the insecticides that are safe to use on organic farms.
- Costs: Organic farming can be expensive. Learn about potential grants available, as well as what the costs are for livestock feed such as hay.
- Plants and Seeds: If you're just getting started with organic farming or gardening, learn what types of seeds will work in your climate, as well as about specific types of organic plants such as tobacco.
Information and Advice
You don't have to start your own garden to question where you food is coming from and how it's produced. Get the answers to questions you may have about organically grown foods with information like:
- Safety: Organic farms need to use fertilizers and insecticides like other farms. Learn about the safety of these products so you can feel good about what you're buying.
- Approved Chemicals: Organic farms are permitted to make use of certain chemicals for specific reasons. Find out what they are to make better decisions about what you eat.
- Problems: Organic farming has its share of drawbacks as well as advantages. Learn about problems with organic farms, as well as growing specific products like strawberries, and the advantages and disadvantages of using products like organic fertilizer.
- Certification and Standards: Just because it's organic doesn't mean it's not held to standards. Learn about what certifications and USDA standards are used for organic foods.
As organic food continues to grow as an industry, make sure you stay up to date on the ins and outs of organic farming and gardening. Look to the information found on LoveToKnow Organic to be your guide and know what it is you're consuming.