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Real Organic Project

Posted by Michael Phillips 
Real Organic Project
January 04, 2019 11:54AM
Some of you know efforts are underway to restore integrity to organic certification in the hands of the USDA with a supplemental label. The Real Organic Project is grower-led and harkens back to original intentions that the word "organic" represent healthy soil, healthy food, sound ecology, happy animals, and yes, viable farming. This LINK features Steve Ela, a fruit grower out in Colorado, both in a written article and an eight minute video clip. Totally worth checking out.

Motivating growers to seek healthier approaches to growing fruit is very much what we are about with the Holistic Orchard Network. As Steve says, "I think we need to give people room to change gracefully and to learn and to be proud of what they’re doing. This is really, really important. Even as organic growers we need to say, 'Yeah, maybe we’re not as good as we could be, but that’s the direction we want to go.' "

Lost Nation Orchard
Zone 4b in New Hampshire
Re: Real Organic Project
March 31, 2019 09:43AM
This is an important moment--thanks for bringing this topic up!
The organic movement and label are the "ground level" of holistic methods. Let's support the integrity of organic farming and take it further.

Hemlock Grove Farm
Zone 5 in New York
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