The Market Gardener A Successful Grower's Handbook for à ePUB freepe.co

Growing on just one and a half acres owners Jean Martin and Maude Helène feedthan 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments The secret of their success is the low tech high yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger making their operationlucrative and viable in the process The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods This complete guide is packed with practical information on Setting up a micro farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management crop yields harvest periods and pricing approachesInspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman author and farmer Jean Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you thinkJean Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette an internationally recognized model for successful bio intensive micro farming Growing on just one and a half acres owners Jean Martin and Maude Helène feedthan 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments The secret of their success is the low tech high yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger making their operationlucrative and viable in the process The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods This complete guide is packed with practical information on Setting up a micro farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management crop yields harvest periods and pricing approachesInspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman author and farmer Jean Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you thinkJean Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette an internationally recognized model for successful bio intensive micro farming Growing on just one and a half acres owners Jean Martin and Maude Helène feedthan 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments The secret of their success is the low tech high yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger making their operationlucrative and viable in the process The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods This complete guide is packed with practical information on Setting up a micro farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management crop yields harvest periods and pricing approachesInspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman author and farmer Jean Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you thinkJean Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette an internationally recognized model for successful bio intensive micro farming