The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient-Dense Food (Paperback)

The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient-Dense Food By Steve Solomon, Erica Reinheimer (With) Cover Image

The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient-Dense Food (Paperback)

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Beyond organic -- a practical guide to nutrient-dense food

To grow produce of the highest nutritional quality, the essential minerals lacking in our soil from intensive agriculture must be replaced. The Intelligent Gardener is the practical, step-by-step guide for any serious gardener who wants to:

  • Demystify this process
  • Debunk much of the false and misleading information perpetuated by both the conventional and organic agricultural movements
  • Re-mineralize our soil.

Accompanied with customizable web-based spreadsheets, this toolkit calls for far more attention to detail than the simple addition of composted manure or NPK fertilizers. It conclusively establishes the link between healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people.

Vegetables, fruits, and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. 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.

The Intelligent Gardener goes beyond organic--it offers the essential tools for those who care about the quality of the produce they grow.

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780865717183
ISBN-10: 0865717184
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: November 1st, 2012
Pages: 336
Language: English