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How an Organic Farm Works
up a healthy fertile soil - Food
crops take goodness from the soil, so after harvesting the fields are rested.
Clover is then grown on this land, to help restore the health of the soil.
Recycling natural wastes - Natural fertilizers like compost and farm manure enrich the soil and encourage plant growth.
Creating wildlife habitats - Trees and hedges are planted to provide homes for birds, bats and beetles. These creatures then feed on insect pests which damage crops.
Protecting the environment - Because chemical fertilizers and pesticides are not used, there are no poisons to pollute water, soil and food chains.
Providing high standards of animal welfare - Farm animals have access to fields and fresh air and are fed a healthy, natural diet with no routine drugs or feed additives.