The Intelligent Gardener

Paperback - January 2013 - AU $24.99

An essential guide to achieving better health by remineralising your soil using natural materials to grow nutrient-dense produce.

Vegetables, fruits and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. This is a matter of serious concern, since poor nutrition has been linked to myriad health problems including cancer, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. For optimum health we must increase the nutrient density of our foods to the levels enjoyed by previous generations. + Full description

To grow produce of the highest nutritional quality the essential minerals lacking in our soil must be replaced, but this re-mineralization calls for far more attention to detail than the simple addition of composted manure or NPK fertilizers. Written by an Australian author, The Intelligent Gardener demystifies the process. In doing so, it conclusively establishes the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people.

This practical step-by-step guide goes beyond organic and is an essential tool for any serious gardener who cares about the quality of the produce they grow.

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Paperback | January 2013 | $ 24.99
ISBN: 9780865717183 | 336 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers, USA

Authors

Steve Solomon is the founder of the Territorial Seed Company. He has been growing most of his family's food for over 35 years, and is the author of several landmark gardening books including Gardening When it Counts and Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades. A lifelong evangelist for the value of self-sufficiency, his writing, lectures and classes are focused on helping people become financially independent through producing their own necessities. He currently homesteads in Tasmania.

Erica Reinheimer has nurtured a life-long passion for gardening. After plunging into organic vegetable gardening, she began to experiment with the use of seed meal, soil testing, and supplemental minerals - all with outstanding results. This in turn led her to start successful home greenhouse and garden design businesses, helping others nourish their soils. Erica tries to remember everyday that as one shapes the garden, so does the garden shape you.