Organic Works



Organic practices seek to create plant health through the creation of  healthy soil and healthy ecosystems. 

There is no reliance on synthetic  fertilizers or pesticides, nor a need for them. 

Pests and disease are  simply not a problem in a thriving ecosystem. Some of our methods are:

* Adding organic matter is the natural addition of slow release  nutrients, which will help our plants look better, taste better and most  importantly give us the most nutrition. Healthy plants will develop  healthy root systems, which work together with the soil organisms to  create optimum soil structure.

* Crop rotation and diversity planning. To ensure that soil nutrients  don’t get depleted, different crops need to be planted every year. This  will also prevent the build up of pests or diseases, as they will never  have the chance to become established. Companion planting also needs to  be considered, as some plants can support each other’s growth resulting  in healthier, happier plants. This will create a diverse, robust root  system that will only benefit the soil organisms!

* Using mulch has many benefits to the soil. It conserves water by  reducing surface evaporation, the soil will stay cooler so that the  plant roots and microbes won’t stress over heat, and it helps control  weeds (to name a few). The mulch will eventually work its way into the  soil, adding more organic matter and nutrients, thus improving the water  holding capacity.

* Soil Cover with an abundance of plants. A diverse planting regime  will result in a diverse microbial community in the soil. The life cycle  of the microbes in the soil will begin to add organic matter (hummus)  from their bodies as they reproduce and die.

It is no coincidence that our food tastes good.



Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants =Healthy Food

To us, Organic isn't just a certification.
It is simply how we farm.