Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2014-02-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. 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.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...emulsion is also recommended. Store your pumpkins and squash in the warmest place at your disposal. I WHAT PEOPLE SAY. = in11Im11M4nrft IjIri 1111 11 11 11iii.iiiri11 vi SOME TESTIMONIALS TO THE MARKET GARDEN. We give space to a few extracts from the many letters received from those who, in remitting for their subscriptions have taken the occasion to comment on the paper. We are pleased to receive subscriptions even without comment, for they are practical testimonials as to the paper's merit, but, just at this time, we must admit that we take considerable pride in receiving such encouraging letters as are here appended. They show that our endeavors to give the market gardener and trucker a practical journal which should fully meet his needs in the line of gardening literature is appreciated. "I have received a sample copy of your paper and must say I am very much pleased with it. I have long been looking for a paper of this kind and I wish you success." A. Haffnek. Kan. "Vour paper is just what I have been wanting to find. I am well pleased with it." W. B. Evans. Ohio. "A paper devoted to market gardening is greatly needed and I wish you much success." Frank Clarke. Texas. "I am pleased with the November number of The Market Garden and enclose the price of a year's subscription, although I take eight other agricultural papers." Dwioht Herrick. III. "We believe your journal will 'fill a long felt want, ' and we wish you every success. We have long been wanting a journal devoted to market gardening, and we assure you it will be a welcome visitor with us." la. C. A. & A. P. Krebs. "I am delighted with the sample. A publication devoted exclusively to market gardening has...
Excerpt from 1928 Annual of Garden Seeds: Specializing in Seeds for the Market Gardener Cultural directions. Sow early in the spring in rich, well prepared soil, in rows about fifteen inches apart. Thin to four inches apart in the row. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.