There are a few different camps of thought right now concerning the state of the world, and one of them that a lot of people are in on is the environmental movement. Some of this has to deal with climate issues, and another side of it is the way food is grown and prepared.
So, if you find yourself wanting to put some time, energy, and thought into supporting the organic movement, there are several ways that you can do this, including buying organic seeds, keeping your own garden organic, buying organic food at the markets your go to, supporting local organic farmers, and promoting organic behavior socially.
Buy Organic Seeds
Some time it start with just buying a single packet of seeds that you know are organic. Just make sure you buy from a trusted organic company, and they have all of the certifications so that you know they’re legitimate. There are lots of federal regulations around the use of the word ‘organic,’ so it’s good to keep on your toes about how these rules are being followed.
Keep Your Own Garden Organic
And from those organic seeds, you’ll be able to plant a garden and use only organic material for that as well. This means buying organic pesticides and keeping away from all of the other chemicals that you may be unsure of. There have been a lot of rumors about health effects of certain chemicals, mixed in with a lot of data that seems to have mixed messages in the end. It’s important to find a few sources of information that you trust about such matters.
Buy Organic Food
More than ever, there are big organic sections of food at most grocery stores. These range from organic fruits and veggies to organic soups and other boxed products. They are labeled organic because they meet certain federal requirements, and that means that you can trust that certain practices have been in place all along the production line.
Support Local Organic Farmers
Another way to join the organic movement is by supporting local organic farmers. Many communities have farmers that do business the organic way, and then have small stalls or markets that you can buy from. This is a great way both to support your local economy and to appreciate your local organic culture.
Promote Organic Behavior Socially
Finally, if you share information about the organic movement socially online, and you regularly talk about how you feel and what you do, you’re also supporting the movement, and the attention that you pay in the social realm may even have a value higher than what you do on a personal level, because it’s spreading your message further.