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IQ: Mmmm, mmmm, organic 

We all know that veggies, nuts and grains are healthier than meat, fat and sugar, and that organically-grown veggies are healthier still. How many of us, though, devote the time and effort, or go to the expense, of organic gardening? A surprising number, apparently.

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Jacqueline Ross

Camera shop employee Neighborhood: Old Colorado City

Do you know what organic gardening entails? Gardening without chemicals.

Which makes for the better veggie: homegrown organic, store-bought organic or standard store-bought? Homegrown organic. I've heard of alleged organic veggies polluted by golf course runoff. You can fully trust only what you grow yourself.

Have you ever gardened organically? As a kid growing up in the country, I grew an organic veggie garden every summer. I've lived in an apartment since '93, but I'm on the lookout for a little house with room for a garden.

What is veggie perfection? Organic-grown spinach. I love spinach salad.

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Joan O'Neill

Meat packer Neighborhood: Westside

Do you know what organic gardening entails? It's where you don't use chemicals, sustain the earth, and feed back into the earth instead of just take from it.

Which is the better veggie: homegrown organic, store-bought organic or standard store-bought? Homegrown, because you have control over what you're eating. Plus, organic gardening helps me to be a better person inside.

When was the last time you gardened organically? Last summer. And whatever veggies I don't grow organically, I buy organic.

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Gary Scholten

Architect Neighborhood: Manitou Springs

Do you know what organic gardening entails? Growing plants and food without use of industrial-processed nutrients.

Which is the better veggie: homegrown organic, store-bought organic or standard store-bought? Organic homegrown, without a doubt.

When was the last time you gardened organically? One time as a kid I grew some organic pumpkins. It took an enormous amount of time and resources, and they didn't sell. All the time I grew up, though, mom sold food she grew organically to organic food stores.

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