Bioshelter market garden : a permaculture farm / Darrell Frey.

By: Frey, DarrellMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, ©2011Description: xvi, 463 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cmISBN: 9780865716780; 0865716781Subject(s): Permaculture | Greenhouse gardening | Organic gardening | Organic farming | Truck farmingLOC classification: S494.5.P47 | F743 2011
Contents:
Toward a permanent culture -- Sustainable food systems: safe, healthful and secure -- Direct marketing for a small farm -- The permaculture farm: design -- Energy systems on the farm -- Beyond integrated pest control: insects, disease, weeds and other pests -- The market garden farm: management -- Seasons of the garden -- Bioshelter defined and designed -- Bioshelter management -- Compost and biothermal resources -- Chickens in the greenhouse -- Permaculture for wetlands -- Education on the farm -- Home sweet home -- Epilogue: The farm ecosystem evolves -- Appendix A. Applicable regulations for agricultural composting in Pennsylvania ; B. Compost calculations ; C. Greenhouse heat dynamics: figuring solar gain, solar storage, and heat loss.
Summary: "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 at Pennsylvania's Three Sisters Farm. Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book overflows with a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Topics covered include: ecological soil management and pest control; composting and bio-thermal resources; sustainable agricultural energy systems; wetlands usage; complete design and management of an intensive market garden farm."--Page 4 of cover.
List(s) this item appears in: Permaculture | Urban Farming

"Mother Earth News Books for Wiser Living recommendation"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Toward a permanent culture -- Sustainable food systems: safe, healthful and secure -- Direct marketing for a small farm -- The permaculture farm: design -- Energy systems on the farm -- Beyond integrated pest control: insects, disease, weeds and other pests -- The market garden farm: management -- Seasons of the garden -- Bioshelter defined and designed -- Bioshelter management -- Compost and biothermal resources -- Chickens in the greenhouse -- Permaculture for wetlands -- Education on the farm -- Home sweet home -- Epilogue: The farm ecosystem evolves -- Appendix A. Applicable regulations for agricultural composting in Pennsylvania ; B. Compost calculations ; C. Greenhouse heat dynamics: figuring solar gain, solar storage, and heat loss.

"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 at Pennsylvania's Three Sisters Farm. Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book overflows with a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Topics covered include: ecological soil management and pest control; composting and bio-thermal resources; sustainable agricultural energy systems; wetlands usage; complete design and management of an intensive market garden farm."--Page 4 of cover.

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