Organic Methods

Floodway Gardens produces vegetables using organic, sustainable methods. Since our inception in 1975 we have not used conventional chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or genetically altered materials (GMO). That’s 45 years growing crops 100% naturally! We rotate crops, hand weed, incorporate cover crops, compost and all crop residues. We strive to build up the health of the soil which respects our environment and leads to healthy plants and food.

Floodway Gardens has been certified organic through O.P.A.M. (Organic Producers Association of Manitoba), from 2000-2008. We have voluntarily chosen not to pursue Certified status since that time. However, we continue to farm in the same way as we have done in the past, using the same organic methods, but without the burden of added administration.

Conventional agriculture relies heavily on chemical inputs to grow crops.  These chemicals can harm beneficial insects as well as human health. The negative health effects can be especially detrimental in growing children. Aside from the health risks, conventional agriculture’s reliance on pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers reduces the natural productivity of the soil and pollutes both ground and surface waters, making it less sustainable than when organic methods are used.