The Market Gardener

A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

Author: Jean-Martin Fortier,Marie Bilodeau

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925555

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of la Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think. Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.
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The Market Garden

A Journal for the Market Gardener

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Farm produce

Page: N.A

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For the Market Gardener (Classic Reprint)

Author: L. L. Olds Seed Company

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780428170998

Category: Gardening

Page: 22

View: 2817

Excerpt from For the Market Gardener For both beauty and profit this ofier exc'els any offer we have made before. Don't forget the price per hundred, well packed and5 ready to go to you before planting time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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1928 Annual of Garden Seeds

Specializing in Seeds for the Market Gardener (Classic Reprint)

Author: Grand Rapids Growers Inc

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265845066

Category: Gardening

Page: 68

View: 3239

Excerpt from 1928 Annual of Garden Seeds: Specializing in Seeds for the Market Gardener Cultural directions. Sow early in the spring in rich, well prepared soil, in rows about fifteen inches apart. Thin to four inches apart in the row. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Aesopic Conversations

Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Prose

Author: Leslie Kurke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 1814

Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. What has survived from the literary record of antiquity is almost entirely the product of an elite of birth, wealth, and education, limiting our access to a fuller range of voices from the ancient past. This book, however, explores the anonymous Life of Aesop and offers a different set of perspectives. Leslie Kurke argues that the traditions surrounding this strange text, when read with and against the works of Greek high culture, allow us to reconstruct an ongoing conversation of "great" and "little" traditions spanning centuries. Evidence going back to the fifth century BCE suggests that Aesop participated in the practices of nonphilosophical wisdom (sophia) while challenging it from below, and Kurke traces Aesop's double relation to this wisdom tradition. She also looks at the hidden influence of Aesop in early Greek mimetic or narrative prose writings, focusing particularly on the Socratic dialogues of Plato and the Histories of Herodotus. Challenging conventional accounts of the invention of Greek prose and recognizing the problematic sociopolitics of humble prose fable, Kurke provides a new approach to the beginnings of prose narrative and what would ultimately become the novel. Delving into Aesop, his adventures, and his crafting of fables, Aesopic Conversations shows how this low, noncanonical figure was--unexpectedly--central to the construction of ancient Greek literature. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Handbuch Wintergärtnerei

Frisches Biogemüse rund ums Jahr

Author: Eliot Coleman

Publisher: Löwenzahn Verlag

ISBN: 3706627671

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5870

ERNTEN SIE KNACKIGES BIOGEMÜSE JETZT AUCH IM WINTER! Der Bio-Pionier und erfolgreiche Biogärtner Eliot Coleman erklärt, wie engagierte Biogärtner im Winter Ihr Gemüse ohne zusätzliche Heizkosten anbauen können! Sie erfahren, welche Gemüsesorten am besten geeignet sind, was eine kluge Fruchtfolge ist und wie der Schutz vor Kälte im ungeheizten Gewächshaus oder im Folientunnel funktioniert. Ausführliche Tabellen mit Sortenempfehlungen und durchdachten Anbauplänen zeigen übersichtlich, wann Sie welche Sorten am besten auspflanzen und ernten können. Dank des umfangreichen Registers können Sie die Inhalte jederzeit nachschlagen. Ausgehend von alten, europäischen Anbautechniken zeigt Coleman unzählige Möglichkeiten auf, die Wintermonate für die Gemüseernte auf ökologische Art und Weise zu nutzen. Eine europäische Klimakarte, Weblinks zu Tageslängentabellen für den gesamten deutschen Sprachraum und lokale Bezugsquellen in D/A/CH bringen das alte Wissen zurück in mitteleuropäische Gärten und Felder. Frischer Spinat im November? Knackiger Salat im Februar? Die Winterpause für Ihren Biogarten ist vorbei, denn Kälte sorgt für besonders zartes und aromatisches Gemüse. Seine Ideen und anschaulichen Anleitungen sind eine wertvolle Inspirationsquelle für engagierte Biogärtner, Biobauern und Selbstversorger. • das Standardwerk für Selbstversorger, Profigärtner und engagierte Hobbygärtner • der USA-Bestseller Winterharvest Handbook jetzt auf Deutsch • erprobtes Wissen und jahrelang gesammelte Erfahrungswerte vom Experten • für den kleinen Biogarten, den Selbstversorgergarten oder die Biolandwirtschaft • wichtige Grundregeln und Techniken detailliert und verständlich erklärt • neueste Erkenntnisse zum Winteranbau im eigenen Biogarten • zahlreiche Farbfotos, Grafiken und Anbaupläne
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The Southern Farmer and Market Gardener

Being a Compilation of Useful Articles on These Subjects, from the Most Approved Writers : Developing the Principles and Pointing Out the Method of Their Application to the Farming and Gardening of the South, and Particularly of the Low Country

Author: Francis Simmons Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: 244

View: 7179

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Der Toyota Weg

Erfolgsfaktor Qualitätsmanagement

Author: Liker Jeffrey K.

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862484440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3954

Mit seiner Unternehmensführung ist Toyota seit langem Vorbild für Firmen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen. Fast alle Automobilhersteller versuchten mehr oder weniger erfolgreich das legendäre Toyota-Produktionssystem (TPS) zu kopieren, das zum Ziel hat, die Kundenzufriedenheit in den drei Bereichen Qualität, Lieferzeit und Kosten zu erhöhen. Aufgrund des verschärften Wettbewerbs in der Automobilbranche drängt sich jetzt die Frage nach den Faktoren des Erfolgs immer mehr in den Mittelpunkt. Jeffrey K. Liker befasst sich in seinem Buch „Der Toyota Weg“ ausführlich mit dem warum und wieso. Aus zahlreichen Interviews und eigenen Anschauungen filtert der Autor die 14 Managementprinzipien heraus, die den Kern des Toyota-Erfolgs ausmachen. Diese Prinzipien untermauert er eindrucksvoll mit einer Fülle von Details, Anekdoten und Interview-Auszügen. Leicht verständlich erklärt er dem Leser die Managementsysteme, die Denkweise und die Philosophie, auf denen der Erfolg von Toyota basiert. So vermittelt er wertvolle Erkenntnisse, die sich auf jeden beliebigen Geschäftszweig bzw. jede Geschäftssituation übertragen lassen.
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Der Maler und die Lady

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 3955769607

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9757

Schön und selbstbewusst küsst Lara den Maler Anatole auf dem Schloss ihres Vaters und verspricht ihm eine Nacht der Liebe. Und so beginnt eine heiße Affäre voller Leidenschaft und Gefahr. Denn es geht nicht nur um Lust, sondern auch um ein skrupelloses Verbrechen.
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The Profitable Culture of Vegetables

Author: Thomas Smith

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 142901475X

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 8679

""The aim of this 1913 work by Thomas Smith is to supply the small-scale grower with all the information needed to maintain a productive vegetable business, from preparing the soil to marketing the vegetables.""
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The Universal Gardener and Botanist

or, a general Dictionary of Gardening and Botany

Author: Thomas Mawe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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