Organic Gardening Goal 8: To avoid or minimize all forms of pollution in the establishment and care of landscapes.
Half of the wetlands around the world have been lost since 1990.
At least a third of rivers and streams in the US are so polluted that fish are inedible and swimming is not safe. Lakes are worse off. Farming accounts for about half of this. The majority of wells have pesticides and even more have pharmaceuticals and other waste water products.
As organic gardeners, we can start by doing our part to minimize pollution.