What organic gardening practices does MCGA follow?

We follow Washington State University’s (WSU’s) guidelines on Integrated Pest Management (“IPM”). IPM is a set of sustainable agriculture practices with the goal of reducing health risks and environmental impacts. For more information click the following link: https://ipm.wsu.edu/.

Gardeners should use organic fertilizers such as compost, composted animal manure, seaweed, fish emulsion, bone meal, blood meal, coffee grounds, earthworm castings, and bat guano. The use of cover crops is encouraged.

Gardeners should use organic methods for controlling weeds and pests. Examples of organic products include OMRI certified products like Sluggo and Safer Insecticidal Soap brands.