10 Jul '11, 9am

You don't have to spend a fortune to learn about growing organic food. WWOOF it - working farm holidays

First published October 2008, updated July 2011 Cities can certainly make you feel trapped and disconnected from nature. You can even feel disconnected from your food as so much of what we eat is pre-packaged and heavily processed. Many folks with a bit of yard space are turning back to planting their own vegetable gardens, a tradition we lost in this country in the 1970's. This return to the back yard plot isn't just about producing food, it's about independence; a quiet, peaceful rebellion against Big Agriculture. But one of the problems of veggie gardening today is that big business has taken over that as well. Mutant seeds are more popular than heritage and heirloom seeds . A good ole' smattering of cow dung and other natural fertilizers have been bypassed by complex chemical and fossil fuel based fertilizers in glossy packaging. Even if you don't have the space to gro...

Full article: http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/273/1/WWOOF-it.html

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