Biological and Organic Pesticides
For the most part, we prefer using biopesticides when we are concerned about infestations, which are natural microbial and fungal life forms to control pests. We select species that are the least harmful to our beautiful biodiverse farm ecosystem. After all, we have good critters we don’t want to harm in our garden!
After thorough research and assessing the safety of organic pesticide products to our consumers, our workers, and the planet, we have recently added two non-biological methods for pest control into our garden. These products (a mineral oil & sulfur) are used in the plant’s vegetative growth cycle and are non-systemic, meaning they do not stay within the plant tissue after application.
A comprehensive list of all products in use at Walden, with descriptions, can be found at this link.