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The Rise of Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

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  • Urban farming and community gardens are rising in popularity across the US, which is an important step toward building a more sustainable food system
  • Generation X’ers have become a driving force of organic gardening. One Texas nursery has seen a near 500 percent increase in vegetable, herb, and seed sales, compared to previous years
  • Growing sprouts is a great way to get started. They can be grown indoors, year-round, are ready to harvest in one week, and can contain up to 30 times the nutrients of organic vegetables
  • Before investing loads of time and money into a garden, remember to find out what your zoning laws allow
  • If you find the zoning laws prohibit or restrict gardens in your area, I would encourage you to get involved at the local level to change those ordinances

By Dr. Mercola

The above video features John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener, an educational organic gardening center in Austin, Texas. According to Dromgoole, Generation X'ers have become a driving force of his business. He's seen a near 500 percent increase in vegetable, herb, and seed sales, for example, compared to previous years.


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