This amazing collection of essays includes practical and inspirational philosophy and techniques on soil building, planting and growing, pest control and more. Told in a modest and often humorous style by organic farming and composting pioneer Malcolm Beck, Lessons in Nature combines empirical observation with a healthy dose of common sense. Through his observations and experience, Malcolm Beck will help readers discover nature while growing delicious food, all without damaging the environment. This book can provide the beginner with all the information needed to get started using organic methods, and to experience the rewards of an organic lifestyle. Subtitled "Fifty Years of Organic Advice from the Southwest's Foremost Composter, Gardening, Farmer."Copyright 1991, 2005, softcover, 333 pages.