An Organic Fortnight Blog : Choosing Organic Everyday

by Julie Gibbons on September 6, 2010

Organic Fortnight 3-17 September 2010


An Organic Fortnight blog - Choosing Organic Everyday

What does organic mean to you? For me it’s way beyond the health of the soil and being pesticide free – it’s a way of life that combines food, health, ethics, the environment and the future! It’s about being Organikal :)

Soil Association Organic Fortnight is the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic. It’s also a great time to launch The Organikal Challenge! But first, let’s talk about choosing organic everyday.

We decided to properly go organic back at the beginning of 2006. One of our main actions was to quit the weekly supermarket shopping I’d been doing for over 17 years! If you’re thinking about doing the same thing, then here’s a wee article I posted back in May of that year which explains how we approached the decision – and how easy it was.

I particularly like the Organikal child, Ruaridh’s comment a bit earlier that year, when he was only 7 (and 3/4) years old;

I’m afraid we’ll probably get more global-warming because so many things get packaged, as you’ve heard on the news. They just try and get money out of everyone. They just want to get famous, those companies. It’s not always easy for me, because our new supplier doesn’t supply toys, and our local Tesco does – it’s a nightmare! But what I like about Damhead is it delivers food and stuff without pesticides, which is healthier for me and my family.

We’ve changed suppliers since those days (fab service from Lindsay and her team at Grow Wild). But of course, quitting the supermarket isn’t the only way you can choose to go organic.

And that’s where The Organikal Challenge comes in. Five Challenges, designed to get you started, get you thinking and perhaps change your focus so you start to think about your organic lifestyle as your everyday lifestyle.


The first challenge is in The Organikal Kitchen. Check it out – and sign up (there’s a little something in it for you once you do).

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Juliet Wilson September 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Excellent article, Julie, I’ll retweet it soon and I’ll link to it from Crafty Green Poet too… thanks for blogging for Organic Fortnight.


Julie Gibbons September 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Juliet!

Am keeping up with Crafty Green Poet, too. Some good stuff, thanks! And for getting involved with Zero Waste Week. I’m feverishly at work in the kitchen just now, cooking up a Zero waste post for tomorrow ;)


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