INFO SHEET: Organic gardening
by Russ Grayson, updated May 2020.
Productive, safe gardening for home & community gardeners
Organic gardening is an approach to growing food, ornamentals, and native plants using a combination of traditional and scientific gardening techniques.
The principles of organic growing can be applied at any scale — from large commercial farms to container plants on your apartment balcony. Most community food gardens make use of organic gardening.
For home and community gardeners, organic growing is low-cost and safe. Organics avoids the possibility of gardeners contaminating themselves and the city’s waterways through the erroneous use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers, fungicides and other biocides.