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3-Day Workshop Nov. 2-4, 2012

Presentation by John Jeavons:
Food for the Future, Now!

!! FREE !!
Sat, August 26, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Los Altos Library, Los Altos, CA 94022
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How to Grow More Vegetables
9th Edition is Here !
Interplanted Wheat and Vetch

New in this edition:

  • How to make the best compost for fertilizer.
  • How to minimize water use in your garden.
  • How to choose and grow the most nutritious produce from your garden.
  • Expanded charts and information on:
    - yields you can expect,
    - how much space to plan on using,
    - and more!

    Buy it from Bountiful Gardens

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>>Volunteer Sought to Establish Online Community Forum<<

Ecology Action is looking for a volunteer to help establish an EA online forum.
This would be a site where individuals from around the world can share their Biointensive projects
and keep up to date on the latest news in workshops, conferences and opportunities!

A similar site for Latin America can be found at
It is operated by Susana Hernandez, our former intern from Mexico, and has been a major source of inspiration and communication between interns and biointensive practitioners across Latin America.

We are looking for a person with experience coordinating online communities to create an English equivalent and believe it will be a major factor in enhancing the Biointensive community around the world. Let us know if you, or someone you know, may be interested!

Common Ground Garden
A Project of Ecology Action

Gardening classes,
volunteer opportunities, and more!

Upcoming Classes:

How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs
September 9 from 2:00-4:00 PM, $25-$30

Planting for Honey Bees
September 23 from 2:00-4:00 PM, $30

Fall Fruit Tree Pruning for Beauty and Bounty
October 1 from 2:00-4:00 PM, $25-$30

How to Start and Grow a Community Garden
November 4 from 2:00-4:00 PM, $25-$30

For more information/registration,
go to Common Ground Garden

Bountiful Gardens - Reliable Heirloom Seeds, Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Non-Profit. A project of Ecology Action 707-459-6410 M-F 10AM-5PM. Over 600 varieties of seeds for vegetables, herbs, grains, cover crops, pollinator plants, oil crops and more. We ship seeds, books, DVDs, supplies and quality tools worldwide. For garden tips and info you will not find elsewhere, check out the How-To section of our website, Click here to go to the website.

Request a free catalog.

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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
$10,000+ World of Difference

— Bequests—
Ecology Action now has Bequest plans, including charitable remainder trusts and annuities,
available for those who wish to support our important global self-help food-raising network into the future.
Contact John Jeavons at Ecology Action for more information, (707) 459-0150.

Please donate $40 to our 40th Anniversary Fundraiser!

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About The Garden Companion eNewsletter
: Leslie Roberts
Graphic Design, Online Version:
Shannon Joyner
Editorial Assistance:
Carol Cox and Mary Zellachild
Contributors: Joe Huber, Matt Drewno, Paul Higgins, Mary Zellachild, Rachel Britten, Justin Bartolini, Bobby Zekanoski, Rachel Laase, BG staff, and GROW BIOINTENSIVE® friends from around the world.

The print version of this Newsletter is published 3 times per year. The eNewsletter follows soon after.

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