"Hello, I am not sure if you have read the reply I made to your comment but I wanted to tell you of the book How to grow more vegetable by John Jeavons. It is great especially for annuals. I have read the PDM and the edible food forest…"
"Hello Janaki, the book is called how to grow more vegetables by John Jevons. He is in his early 70's and can out double dig most in their twenties, so much for being old as an excuse. Also double dug beds are known as…"
"While this post contains many excellent points it reads like a sales pitch for a trademarked system and makes many specific unsubstantiated claims. As Heather says, double digging is not appropriate for older bodies, and I question whether it is the…"
"We have implemented all these practices and more here at Inspiration Farm for the past 8+ years and it shows in the soil and health of our plants and animals. Never named it grow biointensive, though we think of it as regenerative culture.
"Yea for human-power and plant-sunlight power! I understand, from Johns research, around 60% of the land space, in our temperate climates, should be devoted towards high carbon crops for composting and maintaining soil health.
Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the LoopThe most common conception in agriculture is to grow crops for market. What this model does not take into consideration is the Law of Return. The Law of Return: all which comes from the soil must be returned to the soil for the soil's fertility to be maintained; in other words nothing can be lost and not replenished.Sustainability must come from a closed loop system, not from importing compost and other nutrient needs from outside sources. Our…See More
"Hey Paul, taking a study break to figure how to operate this web sight. I hope and imaging all sorts of great en-devours on your behalf with the coming of spring. I have been beyond busy myself with lots of school projects but will…"
"Thanks David, glad to be here and can't wait to be more involved. Currently I am overwhelmed yet extremely happy completing my wilderness survival/ethnobotany/permaculture designs course, been helping create a…"
By increasing the amount of food I grow and preserve every year, riding my bike for a majority of my transportation, turning off lights in rooms I am not in, and spreading the knowledge of Ecology Action's Grow Bio-intensive.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in voluntary simplicity. Technology and convenience only create more problems than we can see clearly. My interests are to inspire regenerative mini farms, artisans, local currencies, basically to become community-sufficient for our needs while exercising our talents, gifts and interests.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am going through the prerequisites for becoming a teacher of Ecology Action's Grow Bio-Intensive. If you are not aware of this gardening methodology then you must check it out! I also like to work on commuter bicycles so people can keep peddling. I also went to Alderleaf Wilderness College for a nine month wilderness survival, ethnobotony, naturalism,and permiculture design course.
I am currently in the midst of creating a sliding scale/donation based business to help people pursue biointensive gardens, anti-car bike maintenance, food forests, or any other odd jobs. I do not want the lack of money to keep people from having gardens or safely functioning bikes. Unfortunately i have to pay rent too.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Through a weekend permaculture design workshop.
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this seems more productive for networking than facebook