Experience a workshop with best-selling author and expert in season extension, Eliot Coleman.
This filmed workshop on year-round vegetable production offers farmers and gardeners the rare chance to sit in with Eliot Coleman, one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement and author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook.
During his careers as commercial market gardener, director of agricultural research projects, developer of tools for organic growers, and teacher and lecturer on organic gardening, Coleman has studied, practiced, and perfected his craft, and while you can bring Coleman's books with you into your garden, there's nothing like getting the advice straight from the man himself. Included in the DVD: • The history of season-extension farming in Europe • Information on moveable greenhouses and using fabric covers • Growing tips in terms of nutrition and marketability • Rodent control • Curing and packing using sustainable materials • How to work with restaurants and chefs (and create a demand) • Information on tools, soil health, and vegetable varieties that survive well in the cold • Additional photos, diagrams, and climate maps And more…
Based on a filmed day-long workshop and extensive interview, and complete with a slide show, images from Coleman's own farm over the years, his travels to Europe, and detailed plans for his model of season extension, this film is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sit down with a master.
Eliot Coleman has over 40 years' experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, The Winter Harvest Handbook, and co-author of The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook. Coleman and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, presently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects and tool invention, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. In his role as Johnny's official tools advisor, Eliot works with Johnny's Research Department to develop and test tools of superior design and performance for our home and market gardener customers. Eliot's own designs and recommendations can be found throughout the Tools & Supplies section of our catalog and website.