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The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition

A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 30th Anniversary Edition
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHING
 | 
September, 2018
ISBN:
9781603588171
In stock now: 
2
$39.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Since its original publication in 1989, The New Organic Grower has been one of the most important farming books available, with pioneer Eliot Coleman leading the charge in the organic movement in the United States. Now fully illustrated and updated, this 30th Anniversary Edition will help organic farmers build successful farms in deep accordance with nature.

Inspired by European intensive growers, The New Organic Grower offers a very approachable and productive form of farming that has proven to work well for the earth and its stewards for centuries.

Some keynotes:

  • Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available
  • The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up
  • Pests?—how to find “plant-positive” rather than ”pest-negative” solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants
  • The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live.

In his foreword, Paul Hawken writes:

The new pioneers are those who restore native land and soil. As biota leaves the soil, so does life vanish from society and civilization as we know it. The act of learning to garden and farm, so sincere and simple on its face, is in the hands of Eliot an act of restoration that has implications far beyond one lifetime. It is a practice. And like any practice, it can only be learned through repetition, dedication, and good teaching. This is the good teaching.

Gardeners working on 2.5 acres or less will find this book especially useful, as it offers proof that small-scale market growers and serious home gardeners can live good lives close to the land and make a profit at the same time. The New Organic Grower is ideal for young farmers just getting started, or gardeners seeking to expand into a more productive enterprise.

New material in this edition includes:

  • Beautiful color photographs taken by master gardener and author Barbara Damrosch (Eliots wife and co-farmer)
  • A new preface positioning the book in the context of the organic farming movement
  • More information on new tools Eliot has invented that dont appear in any of his other books

Organic growing is not complicated. Nor is it difficult. It is the most straightforward way of raising plants. Difficulties usually arise from a misunderstanding of how it works. Once the principles are clear, gardeners from backyard to back forty can tune into the existing balances of the natural system and grow the crops they have always dreamed of.

Publisher’s Description: 

The Book that Started the Organic Farming Revolution

Since its original publication in 1989, The New Organic Grower has been one of the most important farming books available, with pioneer Eliot Coleman leading the charge in the organic movement in the United States. Now fully illustrated and updated, this 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-have for any agricultural library.

Eliot Colemans books and innovative methods have helped innumerable organic farmers build successful farms in deep accordance with nature. The wisdom in this seminal book holds true even as the modern agricultural canon has grownin large part due to Colemans influence as a wise elder with decades of experience. New information has been included in this edition to showcase the new tools and techniques that Eliot has been developing over the last thirty-five years.

Inspired by the European intensive growers, The New Organic Grower, 30th Anniversary Edition, offers a very approachable and productive form of farming that has proven to work well for the earth and its stewards for centuries. Gardeners working on 2.5 acres or less will find this book especially useful, as it offers proof that small-scale market growers and serious home gardeners can live good lives close to the land and make a profit at the same time. The New Organic Grower is ideal for young farmers just getting started, or gardeners seeking to expand into a more productive enterprise.

New material in this edition includes:

  • Beautiful color photographs throughout, taken by master gardener and author Barbara Damrosch (Eliots wife and co-farmer)
  • A new preface positioning the book in the context of the organic farming movement as the book done by one of the big pioneers that is still totally relevant
  • Updated information throughout on how Eliots practices have changed through his experiments over the years
  • A new section from Damrosch about incorporating flowers on the small farm
  • More information on new tools Eliot has invented that dont appear in any of his other books

 

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