Gardeners have such claims to being 'green people' that they have been undeservedly left out of the sustainability debate. We must hope this will end. Organic gardening can contribute much to sustainability objectives by:
Sustainability is a relative concept. It makes little sense to say that one garden design is 'sustainable' and another garden design is 'not sustainable'. But it does make sense to say that one garden design is 'more sustainable' and another garden design is 'less sustainable'. The distinction is that:
Gardeners can thus make far more sense of the sustainability concept than verbose politicians.
Summer Solstice - a demonstration of organic gardening at Chelsea 2008