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Weed'em & Reap this Saturday / More on Organic growing

Posted Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 8:06 AM

Please remember our garden club meeting this Saturday at the Hong Kong Restaurant on Madison Street in Shelbyville. 6:30 PM

I briefly started on organic/natural/sustainable growing methods last week. What I am discussing is not new by ANY means. It fact, it is OLD information, but OLD in a good way because it is tried and true methods of enriching the soil and enhancing the environment to produce healthy food and healthy farmers.

I threw in the healthy farmers because I have a few friends who used to work with the synthetic, conventional methods of farming and landscaping. They are now battling Parkinson's Disease and other health issues that they are convince were the result of their handling and breathing the conventional tools of their trade.

The Rodale Institute has been a supporter of organic methods for several generations now. The publish Organic Gardening, created The New Farm publication for commercial farmers and published numerous books on the subject.

Rather than re-hash all the information, I thought I would put a link here to their introduction of a course they teach for farmers who are considering the change or entry into organic production.

You do not have to sign up for the course to get a great overview of the history, goals and methods of the movement. For any concerned folks out there, this is not an affiliate link where anyone gets paid for referring people to the page. http://www.tritrainingcenter.org/course/

In the upcoming weeks, I will be posting more links to garden and farming pages, as well as information local farms on the MyBedfordCounty website. This is not a selling site. Your suggestions or information on your market garden, etc. is very welcome.



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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.