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.
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Most gardening books I've read give little more information than what is written on the label on the plant in the nurery selling them. In dealing with the soil, watering and feeding authors seem to hardly ever go beyond the basics. Some names such as Sir Albert Howard (In India 1901-1930's) and William Albrecht (At Uni. of Missouri 1930,s-1960's) are never mentioned nor the advances they made in the knowledge of growing things. Steve was a school teacher, which shows, as he deals with life in the soil underneath our feet, without which no life is possible above it. This book is a must if you are interested in your health. Most of us look for our health to a doctor or health food store. The author directs us to the soil of our own garden. As he states: "If it isn't in the soil, it isn't in your food. If it isn't in your food, it isn't in you."
A possible first book for some gardeners wold be Steve book 'Gardening When it Counts".
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
|Why Nutrient-Dense Food?||p. 9|
|History from a Nutritional Viewpoint||p. 37|
|The Shit Method of Agriculture (SaMOA)||p. 53|
|Complete Organic Fertilizer||p. 71|
|Le Batterie de Cuisine||p. 167|
|The Soil Prescription||p. 193|
|Soils with Excesses||p. 201|
|About the Author||p. 320|
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Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 2013
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53