Student Open Forum: Introduce Yourself

Marylin Jones, Grahamsville, NY

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Marylin Jones, Grahamsville, NY
by Marylin Jones - Friday, April 10, 2020, 10:10 AM

I consider myself a newbie to organic gardening although I have tried to refrain from using chemicals in my gardening practices for several years now.  I do not use pesticides, but I confess that I have applied some types of fertilizes and have used some additives with some plantings.  Similar to my eating practices, I try to go with fresh, non-processed and "organic" as a preference, but I can't say that I'm purely organic.

I like to think of organic gardening as a way of working with nature rather than against it.  Learning from personal experience, it takes a lot of time, effort and expense to work against nature so maybe organic is a solution.

I hope that this course makes be a better and more thoughtful gardener.  I hope to learn practical methods I can realistically implement to be more successful in gradually growing more of the food I eat.