Growing Veggies – Kinder, Gentler Gardening

Kinder, Gentler Gardening Our down-to-earth guide to growing biodynamic veggies BY Tami Fertig ILLUSTRATION Genevieve Simms You’ve probably heard wine connoisseurs toss around the term “biodynamics,” but what the heck does it mean? Despite more and more vineyards embracing the system, an air of mystery surrounds its more esoteric practices (such as planting and harvesting…

The advantages to growing a Non toxic raised garden Bed

A raised garden bed can be built with a variety of non-toxic materials including concrete blocks, brick, untreated wood. (Treated wood contains toxic chemicals that can leach into the soil and enter the plants.)  Sunset has great step–by–stepinstructions to create a 4’ x 8’ wood bed. A four-foot width, with sides 12–16 inches high, is…

Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion A naturally occurring form of soil degradation caused by water and wind contributing to a significant amount of soil loss.

Sustainability and what it means to you

About Sustainability Sustainability is meeting the following standards: Provide safe and fair working conditions Ensure the health and humane treatment of animals No use of hormones or non-therapeutic antibiotics No genetically modified crops or livestock Reduce pesticide use and toxicity through integrated pest management Protect soil and water quality Protect and enhance wildlife habitat Continuously…