The Intelligent Gardener

The Intelligent Gardener

Growing Nutrient-dense Food

Book - 2013
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Achieve optimum health from your garden by remineralizing your soil using natural materials to grow nutrient-dense produce.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780865717183
0865717184
Branch Call Number: 631.4 SO47
Characteristics: xiv, 321 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reinheimer, Erica

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marinabistrin
Mar 01, 2017

Well worth reading - valuable information on how to make nutirent dense compost, the importance of clay in your compost and soil, and hot compost is not necessarily as nutrient dense as ones made at lower temperatures. Masses of other useful. info.. The information is spread around the book, so its worth noting facts and figures for yourself as you go.. I was told he has a more succinct version of this somewhere - maybe on his online library.. www.soilandhealth.org some other info can be downloaded from www.soilanalyst.org

here's one that was recommended to me recently by Steve Solomon.
http://tasfoodbooks.com/growingvegetablesouthofaustralia.html

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fpm
Feb 25, 2015

Steve has written a very interesting, very personal exploration of soils and their impact on human health. He supplements this with some interesting references that he makes accessible via his web site. For better or worse, however, he is not a soil scientist. Some of his writing could be made clearer, and his reasoning made more solid. I think he goes overboard in attacking certain individuals. Still he has made an important contribution with this work. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in food gardening.

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JakeFrewrednav
Jan 07, 2015

This book is fantastic. A great introduction to soil science.

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srahjane
Nov 12, 2013

This book uses a combination of the author's own science (based on his high school chemistry understandings), a little learned science and other peoples' opinions, and experience making compost and growing plants. The most annoying thing about the book is the use of recommendations in pounds and feet. Although the author now lives in Tasmania, this book feels designed entirely for the US market.

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