growing healthy food... organically!
Sustainable solutions for urban food production require the use
of organic methods.
Soil health is the most important factor. This is maintained by a regular addition of moisture and nutrient retaining organic matter through composting
and mulching. Crop rotation helps prevent soil born diseases building up in the
soil and there is less nutrient depletion. Green manure can also be grown and slashed to build up organic matter in the soil.
A diversity of organic seeds can be purchased and at the end each season seeds can be saved so that they adapt to the local area and become more
resilient and productive each year.
Plants are cultivated without the use of chemical pesticides. Instead organic pest control strategies are used. Companion planting reduces pests and diseases and promotes healthy growth. eg. wormwood to discourage snails and basil as companion for tomato.