4 Basic Principles of Organic Land Care

(Adapted from the “Principles of Organic Agriculture,” International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements [IFOAM])

Organic Land Care helps promote a sustainable, healthy world! Implementing organic land care methods will benefit your’s and your families heath & the local environment.

1. Principle of health. Organic land care should sustain and enhance the health of soil, water, air, plant, animal, human, and planet as one and indivisible.
2. Principle of ecology. Organic land care should be based on ecological systems and cycles and should work with them, emulate them, and help sustain them.
3. Principle 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.
4. Principle 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.

You can learn more about The NOFA Organic Land Care Program here.

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