Organic

Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the children of the earth
American Indian Chief Seattle.

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At Solar Ripe we garden organically, in order to reduce the environmental damage that human-made agrochemicals cause. Agrochemicals, such as pesticides and fertilisers, contaminate our water, kill our wildlife and get into our food chain. Plants are our healers and we believe we should respect them as such and not pollute them or their homes. Organic farming is better for us, the farmers and the Earth.

To help support the ‘lungs of the planet’ Solar Ripe sponsors an acre of Rainforest each year through the charity Rainforest Concern.

For more information on organic farming and the impacts of pesticides see the links below.

Why neonicotinoids (pesticides) are bad for bees

http://bumblebeeconservation.org/news

www.soilassociation.org/keepbritainbuzzing/beeresearch

Impacts of Farming

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/impacts/pollution/

Organic movement in India

http://www.navdanya.org/organic-movement

Documentary about Soil (Dirt! The Movie)