ISBN: 9781933392493 Year Added to Catalog: 2007 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: illustrations, end notes, index Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 344 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 1933392495 Release Date: April 4, 2007 Web Product ID: 36
"Although I personally believe that husbandry is an essential part of sustainable farming, for those who disagree Growing Green is an excellent, thorough, and very detailed guide to doing it without animals or animal products. As a vegetarian farmer friend of mine likes to say, with a little smile, 'farming without animals is a whole lot easier too.'"
—Gene Logsdon, farmer and author of The Contrary Farmer and Living at Nature's Pace
The complete guide to animal-free organic gardening.
Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques, an essential guide to organic growing, is perfect for absolute beginners as well as experienced professionals. It introduces the concept of stockfree-organic and shows, through case studies, that when growers abandon the use of slaughterhouse by-products and manures, they can be rewarded with healthier crops and fewer weeds, pests, and diseases.
In an age where dreams of self-sufficiency seem unattainable, Growing Green shows that making a living by growing organic vegetables can be achieved by anyone who is willing to rent land. Until now there have been no comprehensive guidelines on how to follow organic standards at the different scales of vegetable production using tractors, small machinery, and hand tools.
An invaluable guide for the grower, researcher, and student, this book will prove to be an important step forward for the organic movement.
About the Authors
Jenny Hall has been a leading figure in the Vegan Organic Network since 1998. In 2004, she and her partner Keith Griggs established Sow and Grow Organics in Wigan, England, putting five acres of land into stockfree-organic conversion. ...
Iain Tolhurst has 30 years of experience in organic farming. In 1988 he began growing on 18 acres at Hardwick Estate in South Oxfordshire, England. Since 1994 the farm has been run stockfree, being the first ever to be awarded the Stockfree-Organic Symbol. ...