Over 3000 tons of pesticides, including insecticides herbicides and fungicides are used in New Zealand every year. More than half of these are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Need more reasons :
- Protect future generations i.e our kids
- Keep chemicals off your plate and out of your body
- An independent guaranteed with organic certification
- Protect water quality
- Enjoy great flavour and nutrition
- Prevent soil erosion
- Help small farmers
- Pay the real cost of real food
- Restore and maintain biodiversity
Why Certified Organic?
There are plenty of "organically grown" seedlings available. Most of which are good and generally better that massed produced sprayed seedlings you find in your garden centre.
However "organically grown" doesn't necessarily mean it’s fully organic.This means we are annually audited by an independent body - BioGro.
For each audit we must provide evidence that we have organic inputs and organic growing practices.So we can guarantee you have a 100% organically grown product.
Refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_certification for more information
"Heirloom" is the original species that was grown during earlier periods in human history. Most of these are not used in modern large-scale agriculture. Typically, heirlooms have adapted over time to whatever climate and soil they have grown in.
Due to their genetics, they are often more resistant to local pests, diseases, and extremes of weather.
Heirloom must contain no genetically modified organisms.
Without the ongoing growing and storage of heirloom plants, seed companies and governments will control all seed distribution. So it’s important that we all support open and freely propagated seedlings.
98% of Oakdale Organics product is heirloom. We only source non-heirloom where we have no other choice.
Refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heirloom_plant for more information