Gardening for the Future of the Earth

Gardening for the Future of the Earth

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"The key to the future of the world lies in gardening." So begins this inspiring book from the pioneering organic seed company Seeds of Change, which has introduced millions of gardeners to a cornucopia of luscious, unusual fruits and vegetables--all bred by methods that preserve the irreplaceable resources of water, soil, and genetic diversity for future generations. Gardening for the Future of the Earthbrings together for the first time the techniques of the great pioneers of organic gardening, creating a program that can easily be used by home gardeners. Whether you have a sunny windowsill, a backyard plot, or a country garden, you can apply the principles of leading-edge systems such as permaculture, biointensive, biodynamic, and kinship gardening. The results? More beautiful flowers, vegetables, and fruits than you would have believed possible--and deeper satisfaction for you, the gardener, because you will be working in harmony with nature. Here is expert advice from the masters on: Garden planning and design that saves work and water Composting and other methods to build soil without chemical fertilizers Planting and pruning techniques for dramatically increased yields The pleasures of seed saving--and even breeding your own varieties Exploring the richness of biodiversity through kinship gardening And much more Illustrated with color photographs that bring the techniques to life, this is both a practical garden companion and essential reading for anyone interested in preserving the precious resources of our home planet. One individual with a digging fork and a small garden can make a difference. So begins this inspiring book from the pioneering organic seed company, Seeds of Change, which now reaches more than one million households annually with its catalog of luscious, unusual fruits and vegetables--all bred by methods that preserve the irreplaceable resources of water, soil, and genetic diversity for future generations. The authors combine the major techniques of organic gardening--including Permaculture, Biointensive, Biodynamic, and Kinship systems--to create a program that can easilybe used by home gardeners.  We learn from the masters: among others, Bill Mollison on garden planning and design; John Jeavons on soil building and planting; Alan Kapuler and Carol Deppe on seed saving and do-it-yourself plant breeding; and Masanobu Fukuoka on growing without pesticides or fertilizers. Illustrated with beautiful four-color photographs and diagrams, this is both a practical garden companion and essential reading for anyone interested in building a sustainable future. -->
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780553375336
0553375334
Characteristics: 230 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Harrisson, John 1952-

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