ISBN: 9780930031756 Year Added to Catalog: 1989 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 128 b&w illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index Number of Pages: 8 x 10, 352 pages Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 093003175X Release Date: September 1, 1995 Web Product ID: 148
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The New Organic Grower
A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener
"Every page is imbued with the wisdom and careful observations he and his associates have gathered; from soil structure to 'mobile greenhouses' that expand the growing season, each method is thought through to its ultimate impact on the earth and on economic survival. Well-presented graphics illustrate methods and techniques."
Since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic and best seller. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as:
Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available.
The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up.
The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses.
Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants.
The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live.
Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.
About the Author
Eliot Coleman has over thirty years' experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook. Coleman and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, presently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.