It appears my old concept for gardening is just that, an old concept. I believed the reason to do organic gardening was to eliminate chemicals on my food, not a bad reason, but I could just wash those off. Today at the TCM Justin Seeley educated me and perhaps some others equally ignorant to our ignorance.
Organic gardening as it is understood today uses nature and evolution to allow stronger more productive plants than can be achieved with chemicals. Stronger plants need less insect and fungus protection. I realized today that every time I spray fungicide on my coffee plants I am killing not only the bad fungus that destroys my crop but the very important other funguses that are essential to the growth of the plants.
This for me was education at it’s best. Not only did I learn but I was seduced into wanting to learn more. Bravo Justin and thank you to Ron and Kim Miller from Finca Santa Marta who hired Justin and brought him in to give us all an opportunity to learn more.
The entire discussion made me think not only about organic gardening but also the axiom we are what we eat. I am neither a vegan nor vegetarian, I am an omnivore.
This presentation made me think about “pink slime” something I had never heard of until last week. I am linking a video that might might also change some of your dietary habits.
If you are still in the US this segment from ABC news might change some shopping habits and make you question the FDA and US Department of Agriculture.
Oh, and the Meat Industry response is here.