Organic Farming Good Food For All

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Organic farming is another agricultural system that originated early in the 20th century in response to quickly changing farming techniques. Organic farming has been developed by several organic farming associations now. It depends on fertilizers of natural source like compost manure, green manure, and bone meal and puts emphasis on techniques like crop rotation and companion planting. Biological pest management, mixed cropping as well as the boosting of insect predators are all encouraged. Generally, organic standards are made to permit the utilization of naturally occurring compounds while banning or limiting synthetic materials. For example, naturally occurring pesticides like pyrethrin and rotenone are allowed, while artificial pesticides and fertilizers are usually prohibited. Synthetic substances which are permitted include, as an instance, aluminum sulfate, elemental sulfur and Ivermectin. Reasons for advocation of organic farming include benefits in sustainability, openness, self-sufficiency, autonomy/independence, wellness, food safety, and food security.

Reduced Exposure to Pesticides, Chemicals.
The Organic Trade Association notes if each farmer from the U.S. converted to organic production, we can remove 500 million pounds of harmful and persistent pesticides from going into the environment yearly. Pesticide and chemical usage contributes to several negative environmental dilemmas: 1.Pesticides permit disease immunity to accumulate in crops, weeds, plant-eating-insects, parasites, and bacteria. 2.Compounds and chemicals sprayed plants contaminate the soil, water source, and atmosphere. Occasionally these dangerous pesticides stay about for decades (possibly longer). 3.Artificial compounds also dissuade smart farming techniques like cover crops and crop rotation, which in turn, can cause other dangerous environmental issues like erosion.
Organic Farming Builds Healthy Soil.
To develop wholesome food, you have to begin with healthy soil. Should you treat the dirt with dangerous pesticides and chemicals, you might wind up with dirt which can't flourish by itself. Natural farming practices are much superior than compound soil administration. A sizable nine-year research by USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), reveals that natural farming builds up organic soil issue better than traditional no-till farming. Based on Dr. Elaine Ingham, only 1 teaspoon of compost-rich organic dirt could host as many as 600 million to 1 billion beneficial germs from 15,000 species. Ingham notes on the reverse side, 1 teaspoon of soil treated with compounds may carry as much as 100 beneficial bacteria.
Combatting Erosion
Does organic farming build wholesome soil, but it also helps fight severe land and soil problems, like erosion. A significant research comparing adjacent natural and chemically treated wheat fields revealed that the organic area featured eight inches of topsoil compared to treated area and had only twenty the erosion reduction. In case you are not worried about erosion: you ought to be. Erosion problems are really severe, affecting the property, food distribution, and people. But, organic farming techniques do help discourage erosion from happening.
Assessing the Effects of Global Warming
Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial is America's longest running, side-by-side contrast of traditional and organic farming. The trial, running since 1981, has demonstrated a wholesome organic agriculture system may actually reduce carbon dioxide and also help slow climate change. Actually, the Rodale study shows that: "If just 10,000 moderate sized farms in the U.S. converted into organic production, they'd save as much carbon from the soil it would be equal to carrying 1,174,400 automobiles off the street, or reducing automobile miles driven by 14.62 billion miles.
Organic Farming Supports Water Conservation and Water Health
Dwindling water supplies and inadequate water wellbeing are extremely real threats. When our water source is in danger, individuals and the world wind up suffering. American Rivers notes a significant water pollution threat to U.S ponds is runoff from non-organic farms, for example damaging pesticides, toxic fertilizers, and animal waste. Organic farming helps to keep our water supplies fresh by quitting that contaminated runoff. Organic farming also will help conserve water. Organic farmers, generally speaking, often devote some time amending soil properly and using mulch - both of which help preserve water. Cotton, an in-demand harvest, requires a great deal of irrigation and surplus water once grown conventionally. But, organic cotton farming requires less irrigation and so conserves water.
Discouraging Algal Blooms
Algal blooms (HABs) lead to adverse consequences on the health of individuals and marine creatures and organisms. Algal blooms also negatively impact tourism, diversion and so, regional and local markets. While there's more than 1 reason for algal blooms, a main human-based source of algae blooms is runoff in the petroleum-based fertilizers frequently utilized in traditional farming.
Supporting Animal Health and Welfare
Insects, fish, birds and all kinds of other creatures experience difficulties when individuals swoop in and destroy their habitat. Organic farming helps conserve more natural habitat regions but also promotes birds and other all-natural predators to live happily on farmland, which helps in pest control. Also, animals who reside on organic farms are vulnerable to wash, chemical-free grazing which can help keep them obviously healthy and immune to disease. As a benefit for organic farmers, healthy and happy natural animals are productive organic animals.​
Organic Farming Encourages Biodiversity
Insects, fish, birds and all kinds of other creatures experience difficulties when individuals swoop in and destroy their habitat. Organic farming helps conserve more natural habitat regions but also promotes birds and other all-natural predators to live happily on farmland, which helps in pest control. Also, animals who reside on organic farms are vulnerable to wash, chemical-free grazing which can help keep them obviously healthy and immune to disease. As a benefit for organic farmers, healthy and happy natural animals are productive organic animals.​

Meet our new Fundraising Coordinator Caroline Croland

Tell us a little bit about your background?  Prior to joining Georgia Organics, I worked at a locally owned coffee shop and art gallery. I had the opportunity to serve as their Creative Director, a position where I curated local vendors and artists for our monthly art shows. While I loved living the coffee life […]

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Tell us a little bit about your background?  Prior to joining Georgia Organics, I worked at a locally owned coffee shop and art gallery. I had the opportunity to serve as their Creative Director, a position where I curated local vendors and artists for our monthly art shows. While I loved living the coffee life […]

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Tell us a little bit about your background?

 Prior to joining Georgia Organics, I worked at a locally owned coffee shop and art gallery. I had the opportunity to serve as their Creative Director, a position where I curated local vendors and artists for our monthly art shows. While I loved living the coffee life and the community that came with it, I found myself wanting to expand my professional skill set. I decided to peruse my master’s degree in Writing and Digital Communications from Agnes Scott College with the intention of utilizing my passion for communications in the non-profit sector. I graduated with my degree in August of 2019 and I cannot wait to apply what I’ve learned to further the mission of Georgia Organics.

Why did you choose us? What will be doing in your role at Georgia Organics?

 I was inspired to work with Georgia Organics because of their commitment to creating connections between growers and eaters while cultivating a more equitable food system. Food is such an integral part of wellness-it leads directly to heathier bodies, minds, communities and environments. I wanted to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to assuring that all Georgians have access to fresh, locally grown food while providing support to those who cultivate and prepare our meals.

My role at Georgia Organics will be Fundraising Coordinator. I am here to connect people who are passionate about the slow food movement to our organization and its programs. I look forward to engaging with the community, being the point person for individual and business memberships, and managing expositions at our yearly conference.

What is your spirit vegetable?

Not technically a vegetable, but mushrooms! I recently developed a culinary and medicinal obsession with the gloriously versatile little weirdos.  I aspire to one day be as useful, adaptable and as good at networking as they are.

How do you serve our community and what things should they reach out you for?

As the Fundraising Coordinator, my job is all about connecting people to our work! I oversee our membership management for individuals and businesses. My job is to help people find their niche within our organization. Are you passionate about supporting restaurants that are dedicated to sourcing local food? Do you want to connect with local chefs and eat amazing meals? Are you a business owner looking for tips on how to invest in your local food economy? Want to learn how our Farm to School program is impacting Georgia school lunches? I am here to help!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about what we do and how to support our work!

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