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Possibly the best gardening book ever written! And, like the nutrient-dense food that the authors think we should all be growing, the book itself is dense with soil science, worksheets, ideas, and practical experience. For serious organic and/or sustainable gardeners and farmers only--others will not be motivated to master the rather complex content.
The book is mostly about creating and using super-healthy and super-productive soils to grow food. This part of the book is reliably science-based and experience based.
A small part of the book makes the much less science-supported and less experience-proven assertion that "nutrient-dense" food will prevent and cure all diseases. Yup, they actually say that. As the authors state when criticizing various soil-health "religions," this belief contains some truth but it is wildly simplistic and their text fails to reference or discuss any modern scientific knowledge about nutrition and health. At best, they offer an intriguing abstract hypothesis about the health benefits of nutrient density. Beyond quoting one early scientist from the 1930s, the authors don't even try to support let alone prove their claim.
Fortunately, they also claim from personal experience that nutrient-dense vegetables taste twice as good as typical organically grown produce. This is enough to make me want to try their methods!
Why NutrientDense Food?
History from a Nutritional Viewpoint
The Shit Method of Agriculture SaMOA
Complete Organic Fertilizer
Le Batterie de Cuisine
The Soil Prescription
About the Authors
A Guide to Responsible Digital Reading
Soils with Excesses