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Organic Farming - a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Depending on whose definition is used, organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) if they are considered natural (such as bone meal from animals or pyrethrin from flowers), but it excludes or strictly limits the use of various methods (including synthetic petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides; plant growth regulators such as hormones; antibiotic use in livestock; genetically modified organisms; human sewage sludge; and nanomaterials.) for reasons including sustainability, openness, independence, health, and safety.

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Instagram recommendations?

I’m trying to find some organic farming instagram and/or YouTube accounts that focus on teaching and education. Anyone have any reputable, good accounts to recommend for someone wanting to learn about organic farming? I’ve never gardened before but I’d like to start easing my way in by watching some videos. You can throw in book recommendations if you feel so inclined as well. Thanks.

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How Organic Farming Businesses Can Expand Their Reach Without Cost

An effective method for organic farming companies to engage environmentally conscious consumers is to establish a company presence on the EcoHubMap online platform.

EcoHubMap serves as an extensive online directory dedicated to promoting eco-friendly businesses, such as yours. By becoming a part of this platform, you gain the opportunity to connect with a broader audience of individuals who share a commitment to organic products and sustainable solutions.

To get started, follow these steps:

🔆 Visit https://www.ecohubmap.com/add/business

🔆 Sign up or log in to your account.

🔆 Create a profile for your farming company.

🔆 In the description, indicate what your company does

🔆 Provide contact details and the location of your office

A well-filled profile enhances your company's visibility in search engine results on the platform. The more clicks your company's page receives on EcoHubMap, the greater the number of interested users visiting your company's website.

Go to the site right now https://www.ecohubmap.com to create another source of customers for your business

#EcoHubMap #GreenTech #SustainableFuture #OrganicFarming #Agriculture

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Hello everyone, Currently doing research on starting an organic farm for myself, starting off with fruit and veg then if i have the means expand into poultry. My questions are: what are some of the initial challenges when starting and if you fine people have any tips would be greatly appreciated

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09:01 UTC


Who certifies the farm products we are producing is organic? Do we need to register somewhere?

18:07 UTC


I need help!

I want to convert a portion of my property to food production to sustain my family. It's densely weeded virgin ground in zone 9b of California. Heavy clay soil. Please note that other than money for seeds and some supplies, I am basically broke.

Can someone please help me come up with a plan so I can plant this season?

  1. To start off, let me tell you what I've been thinking. I want to mark out the location, and then break the ground with a pitch fork but not till it. (I want to do a no-till method.)
  2. After repeatedly breaking the ground over the course of a week or so, I want to cover the entire area with cardboard, 3 inches of soil, and 4 inches of compost.
  3. I then want to cover the entire area with a weed barrier, in which I want to cut holes for transplants.

Is this a good idea?

09:49 UTC


Seed saving ccof approved?

Hey! I was wondering about seed saving in accordance with ccof guidelines.

Let’s say year 1 I buy some pepper variety seeds that have been bred for heat (conventionally grown) can I grow those seeds on a small scale organically and save the seeds from that harvest to use next year for market garden production? Or would ccof throw a fit?

16:17 UTC


Organic farms for buying veggies / meat near Warsaw, Poland?

Anyone know of any organic farms / farmers near the Warsaw area?

Sorry if off-topic, but was having a hard time finding organic vegetables and meat around Warsaw, Poland (I live a few miles south of the city).

I wanted to connect with some local farms to buy organic produce from them, and possibly even help somehow perhaps (I have a few years experience in no-till organic gardening).

I googled online but there's little info, I feel like it's maybe more or a word of mouth thing.

Coming from a city in the US where it's a lot easier to find organic options, in Poland you can find some non-perishable goods and some very limited options that are organic, also very expensive.

19:38 UTC


Farm jobs with housing?

I’ve worked at organic farms for 3 years now out west in Colorado and Oregon. Wondering if there are any notable farms in the Midwest/Northeast that offer housing for the season? Thanks!

13:22 UTC


Seed sourcing for a new market garden

Wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a quality seed vendor for a new farmer, or if this is another thing my local coop could help me with? Thank you!

20:54 UTC


Natural sheep and cattle conditioner/supplements

I'm wondering what some good supplement options are for pregnant & lactating cows and sheep that don’t contain soy, vegetable oil or synthetic nutrients. Is there a simple DIY supplement that I can make? I'm also interested in options to give them a boost when they're on hay/silage and not fresh pasture.

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Organic Farming buisness


I’m trying to start a small business in Florida and was searching what can be a profitable business.

Im not sure if organic farming is a good idea and was looking for an advice from someone with current or past experience.

Thank you

06:27 UTC


Jasmonic acid

I’ve been doing research on Jasmonic acid and it’s proven to have several benefits to plants, including increased drought resistance and essential oil production. JA is a natural plant hormone and to my knowledge, it is produced by processing the essential oils of jasmine.

I searched the OMRI database and couldn’t find anything. I’m curious if anyone in this community knows if JA is an active ingredient in any registered products, or if it’s allowed in organic production.


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One of my neighbors has an awesome looking organic corn field and only sprays fermented manure, how is that stuff certified but compost needs to hit high temps to kill harmful bacteria?

Sorry for the dumb question

22:32 UTC


Chemicals in poultry

I've recently learned that poultry and other meat products in the US are treated with chemicals to kill bacteria. Does anyone know if organic chicken is treated with chlorine as well? I googled but I'm only finding what it says about how the chicken lived, not how it was processed.

23:26 UTC


CSA Query

Hello All, with the push for better eating practices and a resurgence of small, family farming, my partner and I are exploring the creation of an app to make local, organic CSAs more readily available to consumers. I've worked on farms for years and have felt that our CSAs have been crucial for the overall prosperity of the farm as a business.

Now...Is this something you could benefit from? If so, what key functions of an app would inspire you to use it or make fielding CSA interest and organizing orders easier? Do you believe this would be helpful in drawing awareness to your business? Our goal is to bolster local farmers whilst also making their administrative life a bit easier through in-app direct payments (if preferred) and a business profile that is easy to create and easier to manage. The last thing we want is to add another thing to tend to.

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from some of you

10:45 UTC


Questions about growing Wheat

Hey guys. I’ve recently started growing wheatgrass indoors from seed from juicing purposes. What are the steps I need to take to maintain the grass and then let it grow so I can harvest it.

18:43 UTC


Marigolds after sunflowers?

Hello, I will soon be starting at an apple orchard, in michigan, as their head orchardist. The orchard has had a field that has been used for sunflowers for as long as I can remember. Because of this, you can see how much worse the sunflowers look year after year. In planning for next year, I'd like to do something different, yet attractive. I know that something like soy beans should be planted, but I'm wondering if marigolds would be a good idea. A beautiful and beneficial flower. One of the best companion plants around. However, upon simple googeling, I cannot find much for sunflower rotation other than the basics and the fact that sunflowers eat up a lot of nutrients. Any help is gratefully appreciated!

15:21 UTC


Tips for how to control squash bug population?

Does anyone have any tips or experience dealing with large squash bug populations? They are all over my winter squash and I'm currently doing semi regular applications of Pyganic and well as pulling them off/squishing eggs by hand, but new eggs keep showing up so I must be missing a bunch of adults. I'd rather not use more Pyganic than I already am, and it's about an acre of squash so killing them by hand is time consuming and honestly not very effective. Any advice would be super appreciated!

19:49 UTC


Organic honey?

Does anyone buy organic honey? What do you think of it?

02:31 UTC

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