The Biological Farmer, Second Edition

Gary F Zimmer & Leilani Zimmer-Durand

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Biological farmers work with nature, feeding soil life, balancing soil minerals and tilling soils with a purpose. The methods they apply involve a unique system of beliefs, observations and guidelines that result in increased production and profit. This practical how-to guide explains their methods and will help you make farming profitable and fun. Biological farming does not mean less production; it means eliminating obstacles to healthy, efficient production. Once the chemical, physical and biological properties of the soil are in balance, you can expect optimal outputs, even in bad years. Biological farming improves the environment, reduces erosion, reduces disease and insect problems, and alters weed pressure and it accomplishes this by working in harmony with nature.

In this greatly expanded, revised edition of a modern farming classic, Gary Zimmer draws on a lifetime of farming experience and adds in the latest science and experience on modern issues facing farmers including the impact of GMOs, herbicide-resistant weeds, and more. For decades, Gary Zimmer has been developing new ways to engage and support soil life. His system feeds soil microbes, balances soil minerals, promotes tillage with a purpose, and relies on both cover crops and diverse rotations.

Copyright 2017, softcover, 518 pages. 20 per case.

Learn about Soil Health from Gary Zimmer

Gary Zimmer will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Healthy Soil Summit. It takes place this August 21-22, in Davis, California. Zimmer's talk is titled "Driving Productivity and Resilience with Good Soil Health." Learn more about the Healthy Soil Summit here, or go here to register now!

Gary Zimmer at the Eco-Ag Conference

Gary Zimmer, and his daughter Leilani Zimmer Durand, were among the expert speakers at the 2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Gary spoke on the topic: Biological Farming: Beyond Basic Soil Health. Download the MP3 of his presentation here.
Buy the DVD of his presentation here.

Leilani spoke on the topic: Building Your Microbe Bridge.
Download the MP3 of her presentation here.
Buy the DVD of her presentation here.

Buy the complete 2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show audio package here.


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Humusphere: A New Book Release from Acres U.S.A.

In this breakthrough work — now available in English for the first time — the independent German-Norwegian explorer of soil life, graduate permaculture designer and graduate engineer Herwig Pommeresche shares his lifetime of research into humus.

#7488 • Copyright 2018 • Softcover • 264 pages