Is it Safe to Use Treated Wood Around an Organic Garden?

According to the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, treated lumber is not allowed under the Final Rule of the National Organic Program (NOP), the United States Department of Agriculture program that regulates organic gardening.

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