Explores the novel, environmentally friendly organic-gardening system of the Three Sisters Farm, which centers around a bioshelter--a solar greenhouse that integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. Original.
Toward a permanent culture -- Sustainable food systems -- Direct marketing for a small farm -- Permaculture farm: design -- Energy systems on the farm -- Beyond integrated pest control -- Market garden farm: management -- Seasons of the garden -- Bioshelter defined and designed -- Bioshelter management -- Compost and biothermal resources -- Chickens in the greenhouse -- Permaculture for wetlands -- Education on the farm -- Home sweet home -- Farm ecosystem evolves -- App. A : Applicable regulations for agricultural composting in Pennsylvania -- App. B : Compost calculations -- App. C : Greenhouse heat dynamics : figuring solar gain, solar storage, and heat loss.
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: New Society