Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to do something organic this week that you don’t usually.
This is a leveled challenge, because readers might be at all different places in their organic process. Find your profile and act accordingly:
- I don’t buy organic foods. Buy something organic from the New Dirty Dozen List. Focusing on the foods with the most chemicals will make the biggest impact on your family for the money spent.
- I buy some organic foods. Buy something organic that you’ve never bought before, especially focusing on meat and dairy.
- I don’t have a garden. Consider growing some organic tomatoes or peppers in pots.
- I garden, but not organically. Make at least one major change this growing season: fight pests without chemicals, use organic and natural fertilizer, etc. Or go whole hog and ditch the sprays and NPK fertilizers of all kinds!
- I have an organic household! Spread the love. Try to find someone this week to share an idea with. Perhaps print the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 and explain how to use it.
For some inspiration to buy more organic produce, see my other post from today: “I Just Love Finding Bugs in my Lettuce.”
The U.S. Government is often called out for being anti-organics, but here the USDA speaks on these questions: “Are there fewer pesticide residues on organic foods than on conventionally grown foods? Are there fewer antibiotic and hormone residues in organic meat, eggs and dairy products than in conventional animal products? Is organic food safer to eat?” Worth a skim, to be sure.
Tomorrow Laura of Heavenly Homemakers will join us to talk about Getting the Pesticides Out, the Spring Cleaning Carnival way of including both organic gardening and organic food purchasing in one week. Link up your posts on anything organic, including:
- organic gardening tips
- pesticide alternatives
- how to buy organic produce
- strategies for Farmer’s Market or other local shopping
- recipes that focus on well-grown produce
- and more!
You’ll also get a chance to win Laura’s eBook, Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving, and some other goodies to help you start your garden, no matter how much space you have.
Photo from kumasawa
Need More Baby Steps?
Here at Kitchen Stewardship, we’ve always been all about the baby steps. But if you’re just starting your real food and natural living journey, sifting through all that we’ve shared here over the years can be totally overwhelming.
That’s why we took the best 10 rookie “Monday Missions” that used to post once a week and got them all spruced up to send to your inbox – once a week on Mondays, so you can learn to be a kitchen steward one baby step at a time, in a doable sequence.
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