What types of paint do you have to choose from?
Water or oil based? What are they labeled?
what nasties can there be in the regular paint ?
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Do you have access to bricks/cocncrete blocks?
If you want to to farm organically do not use pressure treated lumber or railroad ties.
As for trying to paint the wood, another option might be to lightly/mildly burn the out side of the wood. It should darken it a bit. Sanding before and after might also give you a nice look to it.