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

Product ID: 7421

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.

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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.

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