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Why Garden Organically?

     To start with, organic food tastes better! Not using toxic pesticides in the production of food is a much healthier choice for people and the environment. Organic production helps build healthy soil, preserves diversity in our environment and provides us with the best quality food.When you garden organically, you think of your plants as part of a whole system within Nature that starts in the soil and includes the water supply, people, wildlife and even insects. An organic gardener strives to work in harmony with natural systems and to minimize and continually replenish any resources the garden consumes. By growing organically we are changing the world in a positive way. Please join in and learn the principles and methods of organic gardening.

History

     Seven Springs Farm was established in 1990 by Polly Hieser and Ron Juftes. Both are trained horticulturalists with many years of experience. Leaving behind their landscaping and tree surgery business in Pennsylvania, they moved to Floyd County VA because of its beauty, community, and affordable land prices. In 1991 the first CSA in this area was born. In 1994 they started a retail organic farming and gardening products store on the farm, selling soil amendments and organic pest control products to their local farmers.

     Today the CSA has grown to 120 members providing some of the best local highest quality food a farmer can grow. Members can join by going to the CSA link on this home page.

     The Organic Farming and Gardening Supply Catalog serves farmers and gardeners nationwide. The catalog business also has a network of over a dozen dealers in more than 5 states. Floyd County has grown right along with it, sprouting more organic farms, CSAs, and several organizations dedicated to improving the local food economy, sustainability and quality of life.