We need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to small-scale, local farming – to ensure food security and restore the health of the planet. The Bioshelter Market Garden describes how to create a sustainable food system using examples from Three Sisters Farm, a successful year-round organic market garden and permaculture-designed farm in Pennsylvania. At the heart of the farm is a bioshelter – a solar greenhouse that integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, potting room, kitchen and compost bins. Here’s what you need to know about designing and managing an intensive market garden farm, initiating ecological soil management and pest control, and installing a solar greenhouse.
Copyright 2011, softcover, 462 pages.