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The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener

Handbook / Manual

By: E Coleman

340 pages, 128 illus

Green Books

Paperback | Dec 1995 | Edition: 2 | #51003 | ISBN: 093003175X
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Revised and expanded edition which incorporates information of specific relevance to UK gardeners. With more than 45,000 copies sold since 1988, this book is a modern classic, presenting the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables.

Anybody seriously tempted to try. . . raising healthy food on healthy land. . . must first read The New Organic Grower". Coleman, who has been a quiet leader in the American organic movement for several decades, presents a balanced, logical exposition of his subject."--"Horticulture"

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Eliot has over 30 years experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower (Chelsea Green, 1989, revised, expanded second edition, 1995), Four Season Harvest (Chelsea Green, 1992, revised, expanded second edition, 1999) and The Winter Harvest Manual. He has contributed chapters to three scientific books on organic agriculture and has written extensively on the subject since 1975. He also wrote the foreward to Keeping Food Fresh: Old World Techniques and Recipes (1999), by the gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivant. During his careers as a commercial market gardener, the director of agricultural research projects, and as a teacher and lecturer on organic gardening he has studied, practiced and perfected his craft. He served for two years as the Executive Director of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements and was an advisor to the US Department of Agriculture during their landmark 1979-80 study, Report and Recommendations on Organic Farming. He has conducted study tours of organic farms, market gardens, orchards, and vineyards in Europe and has successfully combined European ideas with his own to develop and popularize a complete system of tools and equipment for organic vegetable growers. He shares that expertise through his lectures and writings, and has served as a tool consultant to a number of companies. He presently consults and designs tools for Johnny's Selected Seeds. With his wife Barbara Damrosch, he was the host of the TV series Gardening Naturally on The Learning Channel. He and Barbara presently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. For more information visit

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