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Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farmby Darrell Frey
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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:
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.
The heart of a sustainable food system.
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.
"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
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