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To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale local farming. The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic market garden and permaculture design at Pennsylvanias Three Sisters Farm.At the heart of Three Sisters is its bioshelter a solar greenhouse which integrates growing facilities poultry housing a potting room storage kitchen facilities compost bins a reference library and classroom area. The Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greater biodiversity and is an energy efficient method of extending crop production through Pennsylvanias cold winter months. Both visionary and practical this fully illustrated book contains a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Some of the topics covered include: Design and management of an intensive market garden farm Energy systems and bio-thermal resources Ecological soil management and pest control Wetlands usage Solar greenhouse design and management.
- New Society Publishers, February 2011
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