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Choosing to grow organically
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:55 PM

Choosing to grow organically

By Kylee Baumle

Organic is one of today’s buzz words that’s used so much that people don’t pay much attention to it anymore.  Say something is organic and people aren’t even quite sure what that means.

Miriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary defines it (in relation to agriculture) this way: “of, relating to, yielding, or involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides.”

Few people would argue that gardening organically is best not only for the environment, but for the health of the humans who eat what’s grown there. Yet, how many of us still use non-organic products on a regular basis so that we can have that perfect lawn, that perfect tomato, that perfect rose?