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The Resource The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming, Jean-Martin Fortier ; foreword by Severine von Tscharner Fleming ; illustrations by Marie Bilodeau

The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming, Jean-Martin Fortier ; foreword by Severine von Tscharner Fleming ; illustrations by Marie Bilodeau

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The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming
Title
The market gardener
Title remainder
a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Martin Fortier ; foreword by Severine von Tscharner Fleming ; illustrations by Marie Bilodeau
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Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
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NLC
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Fortier, Jean-Martin
Dewey number
635/.0484
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Le jardinier-maraîcher
LC call number
  • SB321
  • SB453.5
LC item number
.F6913 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Von Tscharner Fleming, Severine
  • Bilodeau, Marie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organic farming
  • Truck farming
  • Permaculture
  • Community-supported agriculture
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The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming, Jean-Martin Fortier ; foreword by Severine von Tscharner Fleming ; illustrations by Marie Bilodeau
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Translation of: Le jardinier-maraîcher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780865717657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
System control number
  • ocn864394838
  • (OCoLC)864394838
Label
The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming, Jean-Martin Fortier ; foreword by Severine von Tscharner Fleming ; illustrations by Marie Bilodeau
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Le jardinier-maraîcher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780865717657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
System control number
  • ocn864394838
  • (OCoLC)864394838

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