THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
If I were standing on a soapbox, this is what you would hear: I am a sustainable gardener as in organic, waterwise, and anything else that lessens my footprint in the natural world. And the whole world is natural. When I use fertilizer, I turn to MooPoo Tea Authentic Haven Brand products. When I need fertilizer, the only way I go is organic. MooPoo manure tea is my choice.
I wasn’t always an organic gardener, however; here is what changed me…
Here is an excerpt from my book, Gardening with Confidence–50 Ways to add style for personal creativity, about my perspective on gardening safely with children….
In 1996 I became a mother. A lot changed for me that year, but nothing was more profound than the impact on me as a gardener. Not unlike statistics from the American Automobile Association reporting that women become better drivers after becoming mothers, I imagine that if a study were performed, it would find that new mothers also become safe gardeners, as do dads. It became increasingly important for me to build a garden where children could take part, not a place where I feared for them to tread.
In the past, I was hung up with perfection—no holes on the leaves, no bugs noshing my nasturtiums. As I proudly got rid of one pest, another took its place.
Then I stopped. I stopped using anything, chemical or organic-based, to rid the garden of pests.
The new garden, the one that I’m raising a family around today, is a place where everything is free—free of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides; free of worry about holes in my leaves and bugs roaming uninhibited; free of fear that my kids might want to eat an unwashed fig from the tree. Within a year, the entire half-acre garden was in balance. Today, Helen’s Haven is a menagerie of birds, bees, butterflies, snakes, frogs, and lizards. It’s an ecosystem more than a mere garden.
The decision to let nature take her course set me free.
Here is what you can win:
The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 2nd. The winner will be chosen at random. The more places you enter to win, the more chances you have to win. Here’s how you can increase your changes:
1) Leave a comment here on the blog.
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3) When tweeting, please use @GreenSoil and #MooPoo
Also stay tuned, Gardening with Confidence® is planning continue with it’s month-long holiday celebration with giveaways. Up next:
December 4th Corona Tools giveaway.
December 11th, my book, Gardening with Confidence®–50 Ways to add style for personal creativity giveaway.
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