Principals of Organic Land Care

Organic Land Care is a sustainable ecological landscaping system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-site inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony and beauty in urban and suburban landscapes and gardens. “Organic” means landscaping with no synthetic pesticides of any kind (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) and with no synthetic fertilizers or soil amendments.

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Principal of Health

Organic land care

should sustain and enhance the health of soil, water, air, plant,

animal, human, and

planet as one and indivisible.

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Principal of Ecology

Organic land care

should be based on ecological systems and cycles and should work with them, emulate them, and help sustain them.

Principal of Care

Organic land care

should be managed

in a precautionary

and responsible manner

to protect the health

and well-being

of current and future generations and the environment.

Principal of Fairness

Organic land care

should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities. Fairness is characterized by equity, respect, justice, and stewardship of the shared world, both among people and in their relationships to other living beings.