Heather Spence, Marine Biologist
Orchestrating Coastal Marine Ecology Investigation and Outreach

Heather Spence, Marine Biologist

Organic

Why organic? Basically, why not? Why pay money for artificial fertilizers and pest controls when nature provides more effective ways to do the same thing? Age-old methods are winning back farmers and gardeners because they cost less and they do more! As insects become resistant to pesticides, soils get depleted by petroleum-based fertilizers, and people realize we are poisoning our world and ourselves, healthy alternative growing strategies are proving their time-honored effectiveness. Techniques such as rotating crops and composting to keep soil nutrients in balance, interplanting flowers with vegetables to control insects, mulching and planting natural ground covers to control weeds – these are smart ways for all of us to grow healthy, and minimize pollution of our environment and ourselves.

For more info check out:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Organic/

http://www.wasatchgardens.org/beingorganic.html

http://organicschoolproject.org/grow/garden-resources.htm

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