About the Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden of Eden Plan is located on Grey Highlands. It is 493 meters above sea level, the highest point in the province of Ontario. It is the water source for streams flowing to Lake Huron. Its previous owner used it to grow hay for cattle for many decades; no pesticides have ever been applied. It has two ponds and one stream. The water is flushing out from underground and free of pollutants. Garden of Eden inherited these advantages and shall continue to protect the land from contamination on using organic farming.
Modern farming is an industry rather than agriculture. Large scale production in the order of multi hundred acres of land on single genus of produce is called monoculture. Monoculture seemed to be more efficient in present day economy, but is in fact catastrophic to environment. The simultaneous blooming of same species make insects starves after peak time. Large scale crop failure as single genetic variant or cultivar becomes susceptible to disease.
Nowadays, you could find produce in supermarket have attractive appearance never seen before. These new products were not created by God recently. They were new procreation by man. For example, you could find miniature zucchini with very uniform in size and colours. Another example is large pepper in brilliant colours that looks like made of wax. These new breed makes you feel the produce is very fresh and young. F1 breeds were created by hand pollination with selected species to obtain the property of good looking, insect, disease, and herbicide resistance, special taste, thin skin, seedless, ripe at same time, uniform in packaging size and many more properties. F1 stands for “First generation”. F1 hybrid plants or animals could have the property of sterilized, of which the seed could not reproduce new generation. F1 hybrids are the first filial generation seeds/plants or animal offspring resulting from a cross mating of distinctly different parental types, the offspring of which produce a new, uniform variety with specific and/or desirable characteristics from either or both parents. F1 hybrids usually give higher yields than traditional varieties, but only when they are grown using chemical fertilisers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. In contrast, traditional varieties usually have a higher natural resistance to disease. Therefore, large inputs of artificial chemicals are not usually necessary in order for them to grow well. The increasing use of F1 seed could endanger the traditional species as farmers have to continue purchasing seeds from commercial seed producer.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using techniques in genetics generally known as recombinant DNA technology. It could be created by injecting plant and or animal genes into plants and or animals. For example, it could be using spider genes to obtain insect resistance characteristics on plants. Growing F1 and genetically modified produces require special care, usually using heavy dosage of chemicals and pesticides. Most F1 and genetically modified fruits and vegetables are good looking, but lack the fragrance, and nutrition value. GM crops have significant negative impact on wildlife. In could make insects extinct. It could transfuse the allergy components into non allergic food chain. Garden of Eden does not use GMO.
How our produce is different
Organic farming is the practice of returning to nature; it avoids or excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, or plant growth regulators. Instead of applying pesticides, which has been proven harmful to both humans and the environment, we use herbs and wild flowers to repel bad insects. We use open-pollination to bear fruits. Open pollination the use of wind and good insects to transfer pollens. Compost is used instead of synthetic fertilizers. We use crop rotation to improve soil condition. We use multi culture to keep good insect active. Organic grown produce has the aroma, flavour and nutrition value of which synthetic fertilizers cannot give.
Garden of Eden grows its produce uses heirloom seeds. Heirloom seeds have been kept for generations on the same territory. These seeds had been adapted to local climate, soil conditions, insect resistance and environment. Heirloom produces have distinct local fragrance, and nutrition value which has no substitute.
Garden of Eden committed to make agriculture back to the time of Eden Garden
when God created the world.