Organic Vegetable Gardening is our fourth seminar of 2018! Join us Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 p.m. for our Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop. This workshop will be taught by Dick Broussard, and cover topics such as bed preparation, vegetable selection, organic garden products, and philosophies. The seminar will last approximately one hour and Dick will field questions at the end.
Exactly what does Organic mean, you ask?
Organic food production methods promote biodiversity, the biological cycling of plant diversity which attracts a variety of beneficial microorganisms and insects. Certified organic farmers may not use toxic synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, and unnecessary hormones or antibiotics. Instead, they use practices that restore, maintain, and enhance soil and ecosystem health. GMOs, artificial ingredients, or trans fats may not be used.
In addition to skipping the risks, are the residual benefits of organic gardening. Without the negative potential of chemicals impacting your produce, organic vegetable gardening can also:
- Increase Vitamin D: It only takes 20 minutes a day of sunshine to get the optimal amount of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to Type 1 diabetes, bone density, joint and muscle pain, heart attacks, multiple types of cancer, and much more.
- Provide Enjoyable Exercise: Most people don’t love the gym, but still, need to get active. Gardening is an enjoyable way to increase your exercise in a purposeful, “really doing something meaningful” kind of way.
- Reduce Stress: Chronic stress is a serious issue, linked to a suppressed immune system, heart disease, weight gain, and more. Being outdoors, connecting with Nature, fresh air, and sunshine…it’s one of the healthiest solutions to one of the biggest killers.
- Provide Good Soil Bacteria Which Makes You Happier: Did you know scientists have isolated a bacteria that occurs in soil that acts as a natural antidepressant? Without the nasty chemicals, the good bacteria can thrive and make you feel better!
Organic vegetable gardening has never been easier— By choosing organic seeds, using organic composts and avoiding synthetic pesticides, you can easily make the switch from synthetic to organic vegetable gardening.
There is a nominal fee of $5.00 per person to attend this workshop and you can pay online below. Or, if you prefer, stop by the store and register. Registration is confirmed with payment. Each paid participant will receive a $5 coupon to use in the store after the meeting. Space is limited to the first 30 people so get your name on the list. All workshops start promptly at 1:00 pm and will last approximately 1 hour. If the weather turns nasty, workshops will be rescheduled. Questions? Give us a call at (972) 424-8516, we’re happy to help!