Organic in Your Yard

Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal!  My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.

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Organic in Your Yard

As a citizen, the minute you decide to stop using chemicals in your yard, you’ve gone organic.

Chemical lawn fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides used at home are just as dangerous, toxic, and threatening to our health and environment as chemicals used on farms.

You can simply choose not to use them.

Homeowners don’t have to become certified organic because they aren’t selling anything.

Making the choice to eliminate chemicals from your home and life, on the other hand, is a powerful and important act benefiting your family’s health immediately.

You can find many free resources to help you solve problems with your lawn and garden without chemicals. is a helpful place to start looking for resources.

Organic farming, gardening, lawn management, and living can stop the climate crisis – whether or not you believe it exists!

When you combine the impacts of protecting the mycorrhizal fungi, eliminating all the toxic chemicals and their packaging and the amount of energy spent producing them, and reducing the amount of time you spend driving to the doctor with all the resulting health problems, the carbon problem in our atmosphere is practically solved.

We still need to invest in renewable energy – but restoring the earth’s ability to sequester carbon is a good place to start.

Regeneration is completely possible – we can make new soil.

When J. I. Rodale bought his farm and his son bought his farm, both farms were degraded, eroded, and unfertile.

Both farms are now pictures of fertility and filled with healthy, thriving plants and animals.

In fact, for a study at the Rodale Institute on cutworms (chemical corn’s greatest pest), researchers couldn’t find enough cutworms and had to have some shipped in!

The USDA’s organic standards are good enough, but we need to make them better.

The integrity of the organic label is more important than the scale of any farm.

While it’s nice to think about a world where each of us purchases all of our food directly from the well-intentioned person who grew it, this simply isn’t realistic.

The majority of the millions of people in America are shopping in supermarkets, Wal-Marts, gas station mini-marts, and inner-city bodegas.

Those people deserve a label they can trust, one they can understand and is consistent over time.

We need to work together to create the best definition of what organic means:  humanely raised and grass-fed animals, social justice and fair trade standards, and worker rights all make the label more credible.

We can make it true.

Remember, the government is us.

Come join me on my weight loss journey!  I’d love to have you along!

Have an awesome day!

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If you’d like to read Organic Manifesto, go here Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe


Dick and Lenay

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