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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. 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 bioshelterand#151;a solar greenhouse that integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library, and classroom area. Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greater biodiversity 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 biothermal 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.

Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a five-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse, and market garden located in western Pennsylvania. Darrell writes extensively on permaculture design and ecological land use planning and has been a sustainable community development consultant and permaculture teacher for twenty-five years.

Synopsis:

The heart of a sustainable food system.

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.

About the Author

Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a five-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. Frey writes extensively on permaculture design and ecological land use planning and has been a sustainable community development consultant and permaculture teacher for 25 years.

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
Subtitle:
A Permaculture Farm
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Author:
Frey, Darrell
Subject:
Gardening : Organic
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
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110201
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs and illustrations thro
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in 32.5 oz

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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The heart of a sustainable food system.
"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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