Here is the second part of my chat with Jack Etkin of Shaw TV’s Citizens’ Forum here in Victoria, BC, about the science and practice of organic gardening.
Having explored the connection between nutrition and health in soil and plants, we are now taking the idea one step further by looking at the ecological role of so-called pests and diseases.
When our plants are not doing well, which are the symptoms and what are the underlying causes? I invite the viewer to consider pests and diseases as helpful messengers, rather than pesky problems.
Initially this perspective really challenged what I thought I knew, but after many years of observation, I find it makes so much sense.
What a relief to shift the paradigm from fighting to cooperation!