outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to organic gardening and farming:
Organic farming – alternative agricultural system that relies on fertilizers of organic origin such as
green manure, and
bone meal and places emphasis on techniques such as
crop rotation and
Biological pest control, mixed cropping and the fostering of insect predators are encouraged. Organic standards, in general, are intended to enable the use of naturally occurring compounds while restricting or strongly limiting the use of manufactured substances.
Organic farming and gardening systems and approaches
Principles of organic gardening and farming
Principles of Organic Agriculture
- The Principle of Health – "Organic agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal and human as one and indivisible."
- The Principle of Ecology – "Organic agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them."
- The Principle of Fairness – "Organic agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities."
- The Principle of Care – "Organic agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well being of current and future generations and the environment."
The ornamental organic garden
Organic gardening and farming techniques
History of organic gardening and farming
History of organic farming
Pests and diseases
- Nutrient deficiencies
Plant pathology (i.e., plant diseases caused by fungi, viruses, bacteria, etc.)
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. (July 2018)
Some important figures in organic farming and gardening
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