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Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening
Author: Will Bonsall

ISBN: 9781603584425
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 12 July 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3 x 2.0
Description:
With in-depth coverage of mulches, compost and green manures, plant propagation, and radical self-reliance.

"Society does not generally expect its farmers to be visionaries." Perhaps not, but longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall does possess a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place.

In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realise that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture.

For him the solution is, first and foremost, greater self-reliance, especially in the areas of food and energy. By avoiding any off-farm inputs (fertilizers, minerals, and a...

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