Organic Growers Alliance And Organic Horticulture

NEWOGA and the New Organic Growers Alliance are concerned with Agroecology and a form of which is more organic than any other farming procedure currently being used.

Over almost two centuries - a lot longer than most people envisage - we have become used to buying fruit and vegetables which have been a part of one crop monoculture and plants which have been treated with pesticides - a chemical that in the main harms our environment irrevocably.

It all began in the 1800's with artificial fertilisers and then artificail pesticides in the 1940s which contained superphosphates and ammonia answered the call to enable better growth of vegetables and ensure the ability to feed the growing populations across Europe and America. However it is believed that with constant monoculture use in tandem with pesticides and using other regulators that humans are depleting the quality of the soil. A soil which to return to a positive enriched state which is full of nutrients and minerals required to grow plants, trees and vegetables effectively, would take 500 years to replace naturally.

Organic Vegetables And Agroecology

If part of the ecosystem fails with soil erosion and soil fertility being the main causes of life sustainment and growth to a great variety of plants, vegetables, trees and creatures, to replace and restart it would take a millennia. At worst a million years, at best 50,000 to 100,000 for partial replacement.

This is one of the reasons why organic farming is taking a hold in farming. Farming practises are ancient but not all need changing, merely adapting. Time and time again science has shown that there are better ways of harnessing nature and even returning to nature after an explosion of tech inbetween.

In the 1940s, fed up with almost 70 years of intense farming with pesticides, both new and old and the detrimental effects those pesticides could not only have on soil quality but toxicity which could enter the food chain and pollute our rivers and seas. A duo of Sir Albert Howard and his wife Gabrielle, set about a decisive chain events which would inaugurate organic agriculture. Today 90% of the world's population access food aided by the development of the pesticidel Haber–Bosch process.

Only 1% of global farmland has so far changed to accommodate Organic Horticulture since the 1940s. However thanks to financial incentives by the European Union, that is increasing year on year with 29% of farmland now being organic.

It is believed organic farming is more complimentary to the eco system. That top soil is reinvigorated and although different studies show a lower and higher comparison in yields, in most cases the use of much less pesticides and the ability for crops to withstand storms better is better for productivity also.

  • Top soil requires a great deal of care and attention, especially if you're looking to grow plants, turf or organic vegetables in your garden. Every outdoor space will require a certain amount of maintenance, but productive gardens need even more attention and hard work.
  • There are certain stages that have to be considered before you decide on your type of garden. You may want to plant vegetables, rotate crops and get involved in the physical work, or perhaps you just sit back and relax, and landscaping should only begin when you know exactly what you want to get out of your garden.
  • If you want a completely organic garden then you may want to opt for a designer or a landscaper with a background of agroecology, or if you want an outdoor space that's contemporary then you want to incorporate the latest garden furniture with well thought through transitional spaces.