Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques
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In agriculture, the word organic has come to mean “foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones.” According to the USDA National Organic Standard Board, organic agriculture:
- Is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity;
- Is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain or enhance ecological harmony;
- Has a primary goal of optimizing the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.