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Gardening the natural way or the organic way is working in harmony with nature because nature is our best model. Organic gardeners realize that we co exist with nature rather than compete with nature, and so we avoid synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides. We amend our soil with decomposed leaves and compost and allow the fungi and bacteria already present in the soil to do their job of further decomposing and adding nutrients to that soil.
We embrace the organic approach not only for our health, but also the health of our soil and the health of the environment. That means more birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, native plants, pollinators, flowers, vines, and our own home grown healthy food. That also means fresher air and a tremendous feeling of satisfaction knowing that we are doing our part for a healthy lifestyle of all living things.
~ Roberta Muehlhaus