Organics vs. Earth Friendly
Our role in the community as gardening coaches & educators is taken very seriously at Kennedy’s. That is why we choose our words wisely. The word “Organic” can be quite controversial and often hard to define. We prefer the term “Earth Friendly”. For example, some organic fertilizers and sprays are considered more dangerous than some of its chemical counterparts. Just because it is organic doesn’t mean you should put it on your Cheerios in the morning. What is important, is that we think about what we are doing when using fertilizers, bug sprays, weed killers and fungicides in the garden.
The staff at Kennedy’s is experienced and knowledgeable about Earth Friendly gardening practices. Our goal is to have great gardens while minimizing our impact on our environment. If there are Organic or Earth Friendly alternatives, then we will recommend them. Sometimes doing nothing is better than doing something. We are not anti-chemical at Kennedy’s for many reasons. Most importantly, if we do not stock any chemicals, we risk losing customers to the hardware and box stores. With those customers goes the opportunity to educate them about alternatives to the “stuff that works”. Organics sometimes come with an investment of time, money and tolerance. We are not always quick to change in New England. As we wait for more and more people to come around to more Earth Friendly practices, we continue to stock these products and educate people one at a time.
Stop in soon to explore our Earth Freindly shelves and help us cut back the need to stock any chemicals at all. Thank you!