1) To use methods that doesn't fight against nature, but instead either complement
nature or use nature’s abundance. Basically work with nature & support with modern methods only when absolutely necessary. It’s
a common sense approach.
2) Put something back to support the local ecosystem.
3) Keep livestock Happy, by not overcrowding,
get them back into a more natural environment as is possible or mimic their natural environment as much as possible.
4) If profit
is made to make it responsibly and never to take more from nature than is actually needed.
5) Any Chemical used on the land
should be easily assimilated and broken down by nature.
6) As daft as it may sound in the modern world, we believe that showing
LOVE to living things makes them thrive, and have some extra quality that at this time cannot be quantified.
A source of
these principles can be found by considering what peoples in the past used Since in the main many ancient cultures worked
with nature & found solutions to problems from nature, but also used their own inventiveness to solve problems.
means considering what the “old” peoples used to use to solve farming & hunter Gathering problems.
However we appreciate
that modern methods have also certain advantages, and these too may be included as long as they don't outright damage the environment &
fight against the natural order of things, Modern Chemical methods are are used as a last resort.
The red Indians
often when gathering wild crops would also deliberately spread the seed of the plant they were taking to ensure its continued existence
for future generations. They would respect the taking of life, endeavour to use the animal to the full, not wasting its life.
Greeks & Britons used tansy – a slightly poisonous plant to kill intestinal worms in man and beast.
Lime was often used
to paint houses, although lime is an alkali, nature can easily cope & assimilate this type of chemical. In addition as it degrades
Farmers used to leave Edges around their cultivated areas for wild flowers & plants to grow. This supported
other animals such as ground nesting birds, insects etc. This kept the land around alive, while still allowing cultivation.
the difference between organics and Oldganics?
Oldganics focuses on the principle that if you take something (from nature),
something needs to be returned. The fact is “Raping” the natural order of things has brought our planet to its knees.
organics just focuses in on the fact that is taken from more natural sources, Oldganics takes into consideration that every action
has a re-action, which must be counteracted if possible.
Therefore Responsible profit is made rather than “I've made a buck,
that’s all that matters” attitude so prevalent today.
Oldganics is based on using pre-industrialized methods FIRST, but NOT
So if our animals get sick and we have tried all other known methods we will use antibiotics to support nature.
We also think prevention IS better than cure so we also vaccinate where appropriate.
However we will not abuse antibiotics, as modern
food production systems have done.
We are continuing to refine the Oldganics method, but we believe it’s a sustainable system that
is the real future of farming.