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John Jeavons Recommends:

Apartment Farmer

Feeling the stir of spring in your veins? Wishing you could grow something but you don't have the space? Then this is for you!! Indoor/container/balcony gardening is a great way to enjoy spring in an apartment, with very young children, if you experience mobility challenges, or if you just enjoy having a garden as a roommate! There are a lot of resources out there, but I have found "The Apartment Farmer" by Duane Newcomb fun for its indoor/micro-scale gardening possibilities. I hope you enjoy it,, too. The first edition is out of print, but your local library's Inter-Library Loan Service should be able to access it for you for a small charge. The first edition has lots of tips for balcony-type applications and even lists a variety of small sweet corn that can be grown well in just 8"-deep growing boxes. The second edition - which is available online in paperback - focuses on mainly indoor applications.

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How to Order Ecology Action Publications

Since Bountiful Gardens closed in 2017 we are no longer able to fill orders for our publications for the general public. However, we are working to make all our publications available in electronic format, and hope to have the bulk of our booklets and papers for sale online increasingly during 2018.

To view a list of all the Ecology Action publications, click here. Those listed with links are available through Amazon, or other retailers. Those without links are only available through Ecology Action for workshop participants or interns. We are working to make electronic versions of our booklet series available for download online and anticipate that most will be available by mid-summer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Memberships Support Our Work!

Ecology Action is a non-profit, environmental, research and education organization, focusing on sustainable ways of living in general and GROW BIOINTENSIVE mini-farming in particular.

Contribution Levels:
$40 Seed • $60 Garden • $100 Farm • $250 Community • $500 Village • $1,000 Town • $5,000 Region
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Contact John Jeavons at Ecology Action for more information, (707) 459-0150.

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