So, it appears this forum is fairly slow so far.
I thought I might *try* to get some activity by asking what y'all (yes, YOU!) do as far as your organic practices.
I will start out.
Generally I do not refer to myself as an organic gardener, I usually just use the term "natural" or "stay away from toxic products" or something generic. I shy away from the organic label because I think it isn't very descriptive. I have no problem with things which are inorganic, after all soil is mostly inorganic and where would we be without that
For my lawn I mulch mow grass and leaves. I have to import leaves as I am in new construction and don't have trees established enough to drop many leaves. I do fertilize with synthetics though as I don't have a convenient source of grain in bulk to use cost effectively. I would like to try using grain as a fert for the lawn in the future though.
For my ornamental gardens I use around 2" of compost per year as amendment. For perennials this is all they get, for annuals I will use fast acting synthetics for those plants which show increased bloom with them.
For container plants I also use organic ferts for light feeders and synthetics for heavy feeders. I am considering moving away from the synthetics altogether for containers and ornamentals. Not because I think they are bad, but because I would like to. I am presently researching which organic sources are fast acting enough to take care of the heavy feeders like cannas.
For the veggy garden it is 100% organic. Compost and mulch. Organic ferts for the most part, but I have used synthetics for the heavy feeders where organics just aren't delievered fast enough for things such as corn. I don't grow corn anymore and don't need synthetics for anything else I grow.
The most toxic pesticide I use is neem oil.
I used some Weed b Gone to get rid of weeds on a new lawn, but now that the lawn has filled in and weeds are controllable I hand pull or tool pull, no chems at all.
I save all my kitchen scraps to put into the gardens where they compost naturally. I manage a cold compost pile where I put everything that doesn't compost in place rapidly and I am just starting out with a worm bin to make some worm poop for me to play with, I mean to use as plant food/soil amendment.
I am considering adding all paper products to the list of things that go to the soil instead of landfill, but I think I go through too much for my composting operations to handle. Looking for ways to address that. The recent addition of a worm bin is one step toward that.
So, that's me.
What about you?