In December last year I decided to go organic. Going organic, what does that involve? Firstly you need to source a shop that stocks organic food. Locally grown if possible. The big supermarket chains like Coles and Woolworths now have an organic fruit and vegetable section along with organic products like flours, bread, nuts, seeds, cereals, etc. Important is to eat seasonal, this way you know that what you are eating is fresh. For example the harvesting season for apples starts in January and finishes in May so getting fresh organic apples in the later part of the year is difficult. Seasonal foods are often in abundance and therefore the price is affordable to buy organic.
Eating organic is a much healthier option. Organic food contains more vitamins, minerals and live enzymes than chemically grown produce. The natural growing process makes it is free from insecticides, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and chemical fertilisers which are toxic to our body. Pesticides can change our gut health, the microbiome, making us more susceptible to gut related diseases like leaky gut or auto immune disease.
Growing and supporting organically grown food is helping looking after our environment. We want to sustain our environment not destroy it, the normal practice of agriculture is destroying our soil, using natural growth practices creates soil which is what we want to achieve to keep our food supplies going.
If you haven’t tried out your green thumb yet why not give it a go. It’s quite easy to plant seedlings and reap the harvest after 10-12 weeks depending on what you grow. We have totally transformed our backyard into an edible Eden planting over 20 fruit trees and rotating 10 different vegetable beds. Once you start eating from your garden you will discover the amazing taste of organically home grown food.