|Organic Food by County|
Aberdeenshire Angus Antrim Ayrshire Bedfordshire Berkshire Berwickshire Borders Buckinghamshire Cambridge Carmarthenshire Ceredigion Channel Isles Cheshire Clwyd Conwy Cornwall County Down County Durham Cumbria Denbighshire Derbyshire Devon Dorset Dumfries and Galloway Dyfed East Lothian East Sussex East Yorkshire Essex Fife Glamorgan Gloucestershire Greater Manchester Gwynedd Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Highland Isle of Man Isle of Wight Isles of Scilly Kent Lanarkshire Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire London Monmouthshire Norfolk North Yorkshire Northamptonshire Northern Ireland Northumberland Nottinghamshire Orkney and Shetland Oxfordshire Pembrokeshire Powys Ross-shire Roxburghshire Rutland Shropshire Somerset South Yorkshire Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Tyne and Wear Tyrone Warwickshire West Lothian West Midlands West Sussex West Yorkshire Wiltshire Wirral Worcestershire |
|Gardening - Durham Organic Gardeners Association|
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Durham Organic Gardeners Association
The Durham Organic Gardeners Association is a small, friendly club based in the city of Durham in the North East of England. It aims to promote organic gardening and holds monthly events which may be talks or garden visits.
What do we mean by "organic gardening"?
Organic gardening is often associated with food production, but it can equally apply to ornamental gardening.
An organic approach to growing is one that focuses on the health of the soil and the beneficial micro-organisms that live there. It avoids the use of chemical fertilizers, which don't benefit the natural systems which help to maintain long term soil fertility, and synthetic pesticides which may be harmful to people or wildlife and can persist in the environment.
It also considers the wider environment, as well as the garden itself, and should consider the sources of the materials it uses and the disposal of any waste materials that are produced.
What organic growing is not is an approach based on magic and mysticism. It is firmly based in tried and tested techniques. Many modern organic techniques such as crop rotation and the use of bulky manures would have been familiar to generations of gardeners. But others, such as the use of a wide range of biological control organisms to control pests, depend on modern science.
The national organisation that promotes organic gardening, Garden Organic, is developing a set of guidelines for its members which can be used for all sizes and types of garden, being more general in their application than the legal standards which apply to commercial food producers.
Creation date : 07/09/2008 @ 21:30
Last update : 07/09/2008 @ 21:30
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