How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Feb 7, 2012 - Gardening - 256 pages
Decades before the terms “eco-friendly” and “sustainable growing” entered the vernacular, How to Grow More Vegetables demonstrated that small-scale, high-yield, all-organic gardening methods could yield bountiful crops over multiple growing cycles using minimal resources in a suburban environment. The concept that John Jeavons and the team at Ecology Action launched more than 40 years ago has been embraced by the mainstream and continues to gather momentum. Today, How to Grow More Vegetables, now in its fully revised and updated 8th edition, is the go-to reference for food growers at every level: from home gardeners dedicated to nurturing their backyard edibles in maximum harmony with nature’s cycles, to small-scale commercial producers interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. Whether you hope to harvest your first tomatoes next summer or are planning to grow enough to feed your whole family in years to come, How to Grow More Vegetables is your indispensable sustainable garden guide.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Building Soil Building the Future
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1 Deep Soil Creation and Maintenance
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Sustainability
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R The Use oi Compost and Soil Fertility 44
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ICompanion Planting
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Creating and Caring
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MasterChartsand Planning
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ISampleGardenPtans
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APPENDIX2 The Efficacy of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Method
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APPENDIXJ Ecology Action Publications
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APPENDIXA Organizations
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ABOUTTHE AUTHOR 44 44777440
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Based in Willits, California, John Jeavons is the director of Ecology Action, an environmental research and education organization. Jeavons has taken his grassroots solutions global, working with such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps to solve large-scale hunger by revolutionizing small-scale food production in more than 140 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www.growbiointensive.org.

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