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The no-till organic vegetable farm : how to start and run a profitable market garden that builds health in soil, crops, and communities / Daniel Mays.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Growing food in undisturbed soil is nature's model for success and a core concept of sustainable farming. No-till practices and plant diversity preserve soil structure, increase water absorption, reduce erosion, and allow microscopic life to flourish. Learn how you can use this intensive approach to vegetable farming to increase production while maintaining a human-scale operation, with fields, tools, and methods sized for people rather than tractors and machinery. In this in-depth manual, Daniel Mays shares his proven strategies for operating a thriving, no-till, small-scale commercial farm... -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 635.0484 MAY 2020 (Text) 33892100716902 Adult New Books Book None 01/19/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635861891
  • ISBN: 1635861896
  • Physical Description: 231 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: North Adams, Massachusetts : Storey Publishing, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-227) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Farming at a human scale -- Ecological agriculture -- Getting started -- Establishing beds -- Planting: from seed to crop -- Irrigation -- Weeds -- Methods of no-till disturbance -- Natural soil care in action -- Harvest and handling -- Markets and scale -- Labor -- Planning and recordkeeping -- Measures of success: profit, people, and place.
Summary, etc.:
Growing food in undisturbed soil is nature's model for success and a core concept of sustainable farming. No-till practices and plant diversity preserve soil structure, increase water absorption, reduce erosion, and allow microscopic life to flourish. Learn how you can use this intensive approach to vegetable farming to increase production while maintaining a human-scale operation, with fields, tools, and methods sized for people rather than tractors and machinery. In this in-depth manual, Daniel Mays shares his proven strategies for operating a thriving, no-till, small-scale commercial farm... -- from back cover.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued in electronic format.
Subject: No-tillage.
Vegetables > Organic farming.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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