Growing organically is the only way to go, as far as I'm concerned. Not using chemical pesticides, herbicides or fungicides is usually the first step for most people but it is only the beginning. There are other things to think about when you want to keep harmful chemicals out of your food and out of your yard.
The February/March 2014 issue of Mother Earth News has a very interesting article entitled "Nursery Plants Contain Bee-Killing Chemicals". This is a good example of thinking organically "outside the box". Even though you might not use chemicals on your plants or garden/yard area, there are more things to consider.
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