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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. The 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 bioshelter-a solar greenhouse which integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. The Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greaterbiodiversity 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.
Love, love, love this book. Learned additional new information and understanding to the sustainable gardening concept. Read morePublished 20 months ago by olulpana
If you are planning to have a commercial (for income) garden, this book is what you need. If you are planning to have a personal garden (not for income), this book is not what you... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kalen Vavla
A great overview of permaculture with a good emphasis on sheltered gardens. Great for permies who live in sub-tropical or temperate climates and still want to do everything that... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Graham Towerton
This book is packed with a details. It can be hard to follow if you don't have a mathematical mind. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Rich