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    The New Organic Grower: Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener (Paperback) By (author) Eliot Coleman, Illustrated by Sheri Amsel, Illustrated by Molly Cook Field, Foreword by Paul Hawken

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    DescriptionWith more than 45,000 sold since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: 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. The Winter Garden--how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. 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. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.


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    Title
    The New Organic Grower
    Subtitle
    Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eliot Coleman, Illustrated by Sheri Amsel, Illustrated by Molly Cook Field, Foreword by Paul Hawken
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 844 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780930031756
    ISBN 10: 093003175X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 635.0484
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR022000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71525600
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WMQF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR016000
    B&T Approval Code: A71580000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 635.987
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB324.3 .C65 1995, SB324.3.C6
    Thema V1.0: WMQF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Black and White Illustrations
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    Library Journal-Coleman's personable work draws together the experience and wisdom of his 25 years as a vegetable gardener in Maine. It includes nearly all the material in the previous edition (LJ 11/1/89), communicating a respect and feeling for "the land" and its processes. Every page is imbued with the wisdom and careful observations he and his associates have gathered; from soil structure to "mobile greenhouses" that expand the growing season, each method is thought through to its ultimate impact on the earth and on economic survival. Well-presented graphics illustrate methods and techniques. This new edition includes sidebar references and notes, new chapters on creating fertile soil (without importing items such as manure from sources that may not use organic methods), and use of existing information channels to learn of new information. Of interest for even the smallest veggie patch grower. The Dirt Doctor's Guide to Organic Gardening presents many of the same sustainable concepts with the vehemence of its radio talk show host and news columnist author. Garrett gives tips on a broader range of home gardening, including landscaping and wildlife, and spends much effort on the abuses of past and current practice. Basics are presented briefly, with many eco-asides that help break up the dense, information-rich text. Lack of visuals makes the material harder to absorb, yet one is constantly copying out directions as they appear. These tidbits and the coverage of issues concerning Southern gardens make the title of value, though gathering the tips in an appendix or special section would have provided better access. For general collections.--Sue Gardner, Albert Wisner Lib., Warwick, N.Y.