Revisiting last summer with a repeat show:
Doug Hall — What is Organic Gardening?
"The soil is like a farmer's bank. You've got to keep making deposits into it all the time. If you withdraw from it until it's empty, you'll be out of business." So says an organic tomato grower, and that’s just one truism one can find in the deep and rich organic ethos.
Senior editor of Organic Gardening Magazine, Doug Hall, joins me for a review of what growing food with nature as your guide actually means. I thought of it as farming the way people used to do hundreds and thousands of years ago. But Doug takes me back further – to how things work in the wild – for example, the way the woodland self-composts to renew the soil. Like the tomato guy, he reminds us to feed the soil because it will help feed the fruits and vegetables that feed us. Learn more about soil and gardening without chemicals on this week’s show, and at www.organicgardening.com.
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