Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and has been a writer for more than 30 years. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She participated in the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Environmental Journalism Fellowship on Kauai in 2007. Heinrichs lives with her husband in Cambria, California. http://poultrybookstore.com/
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.
Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.