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Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm

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To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic market garden and permaculture design at Pennsylvania's Three Sisters Farm.

At the heart of Three Sisters is its bioshelter — a solar greenhouse which integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. The Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greaterbiodiversity and is an energy efficient method of extending crop production through Pennsylvania's cold winter months.

Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book contains a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Some of the topics covered include:

*Design and management of an intensive market garden farm

*Energy systems and bio-thermal resources

*Ecological soil management and pest control

*Wetlands usage

*Solar greenhouse design and management.

Whatever your gardening experience and ambitions, this comprehensive manual is sure to inform and inspire.

Synopsis:

Explores the novel, environmentally friendly organic-gardening system of the Three Sisters Farm, which centers around a bioshelter--a solar greenhouse that integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. Original.

Synopsis:

"Mother Earth News books for wiser living recommendation"--Cover.

Table of Contents

Front Cover; Advance Praise; Title Page; Rights Page; Books for Wiser Living; Join the Conversation; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Toward a Permanent Culture; Chapter 2: Sustainable Food Systems: Safe, Healthful and Secure; Chapter 3: Direct Marketing for a Small Farm; Chapter 4: The Permaculture Farm: Design; Chapter 5: Energy Systems on the Farm; Chapter 6: Beyond Integrated Pest Control: Insects, Disease, Weeds and Other Pests; Chapter 7: The Market Garden Farm: Management; Chapter 8: Seasons of the Garden; Chapter 9: Bioshelter Defined and Designed

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550924572
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Subject:
Gardening : Organic
Author:
Frey, Darrell
Subject:
Organic gardening
Subject:
Greenhouse gardening
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Subject:
Agriculture-Profiles and Biography
Subject:
Sustainable Living-Permaculture
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
February 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Greenhouse Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » Organic Gardening
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Agronomy
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Organic
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sustainable Living
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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"Synopsis" by , Explores the novel, environmentally friendly organic-gardening system of the Three Sisters Farm, which centers around a bioshelter--a solar greenhouse that integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. Original.
"Synopsis" by , "Mother Earth News books for wiser living recommendation"--Cover.
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