ISBN: 9781603583008 Year Added to Catalog: 2010 Book Format: Paperback and DVD Book Art: Color illustrations and photos throughout/Filmed daylong workshop, one-on-one interview, and bonus features including climate maps, extra photos, and diagrams Dimensions: 7 x 10 / 2 discs Number of Pages: 256 pages / 192 minutes Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: September 30, 2010 Web Product ID: 556
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The Winter Harvest Handbook and Year-Round Vegetable Production with Eliot Coleman: Book & DVD Set
This filmed workshop on year-round vegetable production offers farmers and gardeners the rare chance to sit in with Eliot Coleman, one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement and author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook.
During his careers as commercial market gardener, director of agricultural research projects, developer of tools for organic growers, and teacher and lecturer on organic gardening, Coleman has studied, practiced, and perfected his craft, and while you can bring Coleman’s books with you into your garden, there’s nothing like getting the advice straight from the man himself.
Included in the DVDs:
The history of season-extension farming in Europe
Information on moveable greenhouses and using fabric covers
Growing tips in terms of nutrition and marketability
Curing and packing using sustainable materials
How to work with restaurants and chefs (and create a demand)
Information on tools, soil health, and vegetable varieties that survive well in the cold
Additional photos, diagrams, and climate maps
Experience a workshop with bestselling author and expert in season extension, based on a filmed daylong workshop and extensive interview. Complete with a slide show, images from Coleman’s own farm over the years, his travels to Europe, and detailed plans for his model of season extension, this film is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sit down with a master.
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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable-living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower, published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.
Building on his long-time expertise, The Winter Harvest Handbook, Coleman’s latest book, focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses. The book includes concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.
A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”
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.