Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities, and Give Back to the Earth

ABRAMS
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A guide to organic vegetable gardens and small-scale farming with an emphasis on sustainability.
 
Biodynamic farming, with its focus on ecological sustainability, has emerged as the gold standard in the organic gardening movement. Daron Joffe—known as Farmer D—has made it his mission to empower, educate, and inspire people to become conscientious consumers, citizens, and stewards of the land.
 
In this engaging call to action, Farmer D teaches us to not only create sustainable gardens but also to develop a more holistic, community-minded approach to how our food is grown and how we live our lives in balance with nature. Illustrated with photographs of gardens designed by Farmer D as well as line drawings, the book is packed with advice on:
 
  • Establishing a biodynamic garden
  • Composting
  • Soil composition and replenishment
  • Controlling pests and disease
  • Cooperative gardening practices
  • Creating delicious meals with your home-grown produce
 
In collaboration with a James Beard Award–nominated food journalist, Farmer D offers an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to make the world a greener place.
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About the author

Daron Joffe is the founder of Farmer D Organics and designs and builds biodynamic farms all over the country for celebrity clients as well as nonprofit organizations. He and his company have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Southern Living, and on CNN’s Eatocracy. His Farmer D brand of compost is sold in Whole Foods stores in the Southeast, and his planting beds are sold through Williams-Sonoma. He lives in Oakland, California.
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Publisher
ABRAMS
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Published on
Mar 18, 2014
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781613126011
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / Organic
House & Home / Sustainable Living
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
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