Hey Joyful Ones,
Here’s the last in this series of videos with organic agriculture and organic certifications expert Ryan Merck.
Here’s a quick summary of what’s in the video PLUS some information that we covered off-camera.
- There are many kinds of bees and other wildlife (not just honeybees) that depend on native plants.
- As individuals and businesses, we can leave some land “as is,” letting weeds and wildflowers grow.
- When we plan landscaping, we can include native plants.
- Gardeners can choose to use organic fertilizers such as manure and compost.
- Fertilizers like 10-10-10 and Miracle-Gro are highly soluble and penetrate into groundwater and bodies of water.
Getting informed through this visit with Ryan motivated me to take action! I want to make choices that are good for my health and good for our planet.
Here are some action steps you can take:
- Grow some organic food at home.
- Purchase local, organic food.
- Use organic body care and housecleaning products (which are washed down a drain and eventually return to the water cycle).
- When shopping look for USDA Organic and Non-GMO product labels.
- If you would like to get more informed, take political action to request GMO labeling on products, or speak out about the use of synthetic pesticides, visit Institute for Responsible Technology.
- Here’s a great article from GVLtoday.com with more info about what you can do to keep local streams and rivers healthy.