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Intelligent Gardener : Growing Nutrient-Dense Food - Steve Solomon

Intelligent Gardener

Growing Nutrient-Dense Food

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Centuries of agriculture have dramatically depleted our soils causing the nutritional value of fruits, grains and vegetables to decline dramatically, but the process of returning soil to true fertility is widely misunderstood. The Intelligent Gardener is an essential guide to achieving better health for you and your family by remineralizing your soil using natural materials to grow nutrient-dense produce.

About the Author

Steve Solomon is the founder of the Territorial Seed Company. He has been growing most of his family's food for over 35 years, and is the author of several landmark gardening books including "Gardening When it Counts" and "Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades." A lifelong evangelist for the value of self-sufficiency, his writing, lectures and classes are focused on helping people become financially independent through producing their own necessities. He currently homesteads in Tasmania.

This practical step-by-step guide shows all is not lost as Steve Solomon shows us the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. - Sandra Barrera, The Daily Breeze If you garden, no matter if you're an omnivore, vegetarian, or carnivore I think this book is a good read., blogger, Throwback at Trapp Creek The nutrient density of the crops we grow and the remineralization of our soils have been almost constantly on our minds and usually on the tips of our tongues. Our biggest inspiration has come from reading Steve Solomen's new book The Intelligent Gardener. - Shannon Jones and Bryan Dyck, bloggers, Broadfork Farm Any agriculture or home gardening library will find this an accesible, popular lend. James Cox, Midwest Book Review

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Why Nutrient-Dense Food?p. 9
History from a Nutritional Viewpointp. 37
The Shit Method of Agriculture (SaMOA)p. 53
Complete Organic Fertilizerp. 71
Remineralizationp. 93
Le Batterie de Cuisinep. 167
The Soil Prescriptionp. 193
Soils with Excessesp. 201
Compostp. 237
Epiloguep. 277
Appendicesp. 287
Indexp. 304
About the Authorp. 320
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ISBN: 9780865717183
ISBN-10: 0865717184
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 2013
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.52