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What is Organic Gardening

Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor

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What is Organic Gardening?

There are many terms flying around these days:  Green, Organic, Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, etc.  There is only one that makes sense and there are still many critics of the term "Natural Organic".

Through the years I have held firm on the use of the term “organic” with the exception of adding the word “natural” to it in some cases.  Natural organic is a better explanation of the program, plus it helps avoid the legal issues of the “certified organic” definition.

Regardless of the term used, the organic program is no longer complicated.  It actually becomes simpler every year as we work together to learn more.  The current definition of organic is 3 simple points:
1.  Omission of toxic pesticides.


2.  Omission of synthetic fertilizers.


 3.  Use of techniques and products that build and maintain soil life.



To learn more on how to live a more Natural Organic lifestryle, go to

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or any other topic, join me for my radio show heard in Dallas/Fort Worth on Saturday at 11am and across the country on Sunday from 8 - 11am (CST). 

Naturally yours, 

Howard Garrett
The Dirt Doctor  

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