Joy Larkom shares her advice on growing the perfect salad garden with tons of new plant varieties and vegetables to try that go far beyond lettuce.
With the plethora of books, web sites, videos etc. on permaculture one might ask oneself why another book on the subject.
Organic gardeners have long espoused the adage “feed the soil” but I wonder how many of us really understand what is going on down there with microbes.
Joseph Tychonievich’s enthusiastic and well written account of the joys and challenges of home-based selective plant breeding draws on his lifetime of breeding plants.
The Carbon Farming Solution written by Eric Toensmeier offers both hope and tangible solutions to the climate crisis based on ecological and regenerative farming practices.
Reversing climate change and reducing world hunger seem to be rather lofty goals for a type of soil, but the authors of Terra Preta make strong arguments to turn to ancestral traditional knowledge as a way out of our current environmental and social problems.
Andrew Mefferd draws from seven years of growing expertise to create an extensive guide for greenhouse and hoophouse growers, to grow of regardless of scale of operations or heat. A perfect introduction to the complexities and advantages of growing food in greenhouses and hoophouses.
Julia Shanks makes bookkeeping approachable for farmers with simple accounting terminology, clear charts, and farm-specific examples.
Shiva uses a philosophical critique of the scientific ideas that underpinned the rise of industrial agriculture and believes that the world should move towards the practice of agroecology, which draws on the new scientific paradigm that recognizes the interconnectedness of biological and social systems.
Both new and experienced growers will find useful tips on pricing, business & market models, planning worksheets, packing, growing, managing and irrigating urban farms in this book!