Innovative techniques for growing vegetables, grains, and perennial food crops with minimal fossil fuel and animal inputs.
Offers gardeners and homesteaders- from beginners to experts- rare insight into how to become fully food self-reliant. With more than forty years of experience redefining gardening's boundaries, author Will Bonsall shows how readers can eliminate the use of off-farm inputs like fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures by practicing a purely veganic, or plant-based, agriculture-not for strictly moral or philosophical reasons, but because it is more ecologically efficient and makes good business sense. In-depth information on growing, harvesting, and processing an incredibly diverse variety of food crops, including vegetables, grains, pulses, and oilseeds. Softcover, 400 pp.
Will Bonsall has worn many hats since going "back to the land," including prospector, draftsman, gravedigger, hobo, musician, logger, and artist, among others; however, he considers subsistence farming to be the only true career he ever had. He is the director of the Scatterseed Project, which he founded to help preserve our endangered crop-plant diversity. His first book, Through the Eyes of a Stranger (Xlibris, 2010), is an eco-novel set in a sustainable society of the future. Will lives and farms in Industry, Maine, with his wife Molly Thorkildsen and two sons.