‘Nature in its beauty is simple and has always been providing. It’s time to take a look back and retain all it has to offer’.
Today’s current hype of organic food is catching our edges. It is organic farming which is asking for our attention.
“An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that muses certain methods and substances and avoid others, It is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence and the benign dependence of an organism”
– Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land
Why organic farming?
Organic farming is a method of farming system which aims at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes) and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes (bio fertilizers) to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production, thus making it in an eco-friendly pollution free environment.
Organic farming can be done using various ecological services like
Soil forming and conditioning – Checking on the ‘ph’ of the soil to make it suitable for growing the plant or crop.
Waste recycling –Recycling of waste food helps to keep a check on the surroundings that are clean and healthy.
Nutrient cycling- Ensuring proper mineral and nutrients is recycled back into the production of crops.
Five simple steps to get started with your very own organic farming :
- Compost your kitchen waste – this readiness give a nutrients rich fertilizers.
- Select simple seeds – chillies, lemon, tomatoes, fenugreek etc.
- Place the pot where there is ample of sunlight.
- Add soil and compost
- Water it daily.
Your own personal kitchen farm is ready. These simple things will surely bring happiness on your face. Don’t get disappointed if it does not work at first. You will be delighted to have a small quantity of organic food growing.
Organic farming will help us control green house effect. It helps stop global warming and climate change and keeps environment clean.