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This perspective paper on climate change and GROW BIOINTENSIVE
from Ecology Action is available as a PDF in:


FRENCH   and    SPANISH   and     ENGLISH    

Climate Change and GROW BIOINTENSIVE

Get your free copy:
click here to download the English version

haga clic aquí para descargar la versión en español
cliquez ici pour télécharger la version française
(~600KB file)

 

The Farmer's Handbook - Enhanced with Full-Color Teaching Posters


8 GB Essential Elements Posters in a group


The Farmer's Mini-Handbook: GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming by Margo Royer-Miller was first published in 2011. Since then, due to popular demand, we've translated it into 7 other languages (French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Hindi, Russian, and Portuguese).
You can download all of them here, for free.

To celebrate our eBooklets coming online this September, we're releasing an enhanced version of The Farmer's Handbook: one that includes 8 full-color teaching posters that beautifully illustrate the guiding principles of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method.

We are offering this handbook to you at no charge,
but we ask you to make a donation help keep our work growing.

Donations help us teach people around the world to grow healthy food and fertile soil, and allow us to create beautiful and useful publications like this one for the whole world to use.

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NEW in 2021!

Actualizado: Cómo Cultivar Más Vegetales, 2a reimpresión

(Traducido por Lupe Chávez González
Edición a cargo de Marisol Tenorio López
José Agustín Medina Macías
y Juan Manuel Martínez Valdez)

Traducción al español de la 8ª edición, 2a reimpresión, 2021. 261 páginas. © 2019 Ecology Action.
(22 MB Descargar PDF)

How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons
Spanish translation of the 8th edition, 2nd reprint 2021. 261 pages. © 2019 Ecology Action.
(22 MB PDF Download)

 

Haga clic aquí para obtener el libro electrónico

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كيف نزرع المزيد من الخضار
How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons

Arabic translation of the 5th Edition 354 pages.
English version ©2012 Ecology Action. Electronic format ©2021
(~70 MB PDF Download)

 


Find more translations of HTGMV here

 

 

 

 

The following booklets were written by John Jeavons, Ecology Action staff and apprentices, and contain basic information for learning GROW BIOINTENSIVE method and other techniques.

Information sheets to follow soon!

Print versions of our booklets are currently available for in-person purchase by workshop, class, and internship participants only. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working to make them available for purchase online.

Haga clic aquí para ver nuestros folletos disponibles en español


Booklet 0

Biointensive Mini-Farming: A Rational Use of Natural Resources
EA Staff, 1985, 13 pp. Price: $1.00

Explains what Ecology Action is doing and why. Well footnoted.


Booklet 1

Cucumber Bonanza
J Mogador Griffin, 1979, 18 pp. Price: $2.00


Takes cucumbers as an example of a crop history and goes through 7 years of work, from 1973 to 1979, during which yields in our research gardens increased from 140 to 400 pounds per bed. An excellent introduction to mini-farming and the variables which can be examined for greater yields.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(4.37 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 2

One Crop Test Booklet: Soybeans
By: Griffin & Jeavons, 1980, 24 pp. Price: $2.00

Contains step-by-step instructions for conducting comparative tests for spacing and yield (with optional water monitoring) for soybeans, an important protein crop.

 

   

 


Booklet 9: A Perspective

A Perspective
By: John Jeavons
1981, 17 pp , Price: $2.00

A paper given at The Second International Conference on Small Scale Intensive Food Production, reporting on the worldwide efforts of Ecology Action and others.

 

   

 


Booklet 11: Examining the Tropics

Examining the Tropics: A Small Scale Approach to Sustainable Agriculture
Jeavons & Griffin, 1982, 40 pp. Price: $4.00

A “working paper” designed to present basic information on the tropics. Contains a large bibliography.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.22 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 12

Growing and Gathering Your Own Fertilizer
EA staff, 1984, 140 pp. Price: $14.00

We’ve had increasing requests for a book on how to grow your own fertilizer from common materials. Over 90 of tables on the fertilizer potential of common home, garden and farm materials. Many places in the world (US also) simply cannot easily get commercial or prepared fertilizers. Get independence in your garden.

 

   

 


Booklet 13

Growing to Seed
Peter Donelan, revised 1999, 45 pp. Price: $4.00

How to grow all your own seed in the smallest possible area in your own backyard. Maintain optimum health and genetic diversity in your seed stock! Includes information on vegetables, grains, cover crops, seed exchanges, and seed co-operatives, plus a bibliography. Essential tables on crops and their seed-saving characteristics.

 

   

 

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.33 MB PDF)


Booklet 14

The Complete 21-Bed Biointensive Mini-Farm
John Jeavons, 1987, 32 pp. Price: $3.00

Currently it takes a minimum of 10,000 square feet to feed one person in the U.S., and often 16,000 square feet to feed one person in the Third World. This booklet gives a step-by-step approach on how to start sustainably growing all your food, a small income, and compost crops in as little as 2,100 square feet. Assumes you've read How to Grow More Vegetables, One Circle, Backyard Homestead.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(4.33 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 15 + Supplement

One Basic Mexican Diet
J Mogador Griffin, 1987, 32 pp. Price: $3.00

This booklet grew out of Gary Stoner’s work with the Menos y Mejores project in Tula, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
It includes an exploration and complete nutritional analysis of a typical family diet.
We can learn much about providing for ourselves from our friends in Tula.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(6.40 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 16

Foliar Feeding
Peter Donelan, 1988, 9 pp. Price: $1.50

A consideration of how to get the most from your crops through foliar feeding, with several easy-to-make-at-home recipes for sprays.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.29 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 17

Backyard Garden Research
John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, 1988, 32 pp. Price: $3.00

Techniques for improving your garden and gardening. What to look at when setting up your garden, ways to improve your garden’s performance, and how to listen to what your garden is telling you.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(4.23 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 18

Dried, Cut, and Edible Flowers for Pleasure, Food and Income
Louisa Lenz, 1990, 60 pp. Price: $6.00

Flowers enrich our lives, are often quite useful for vegetable growing by serving as food sources for pollinating insects, can be part of a good business, and many are even good to eat! Cultivation of dried and cut flowers, information on edible flowers, and economic data on mini-farming flowers commercially. Illustrated.

 

   

 


Booklet 19

Biointensive Micro-Farming; A Seventeen Year Perspective
John Jeavons, 1989, 20 pp. Price: $3.00

This booklet answers many of the most commonly asked questions about our work and the purpose and direction of our research.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.18 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 20

An Ecology Action Reading Guide
John Jeavons, 1988, 12 pp. Price: $4.50

Our Ecology Action publications contain a wealth of information - here is John’s plan for the best way to use them to make your learning easier. What to read when, plus suggested supplemental readings. Create your own curriculum.

 

   

 


Booklet 21

Micro-farmers as a Key to The Revitalization of the World’s Agriculture and Environment
John Jeavons, 1989, 13 pp. Price: $4.50

Micro-farming in a global and a national context--shows the contribution it can make to solving many of our current environmental and agricultural problems.

   

 


Booklet 22

Grow Your Manure For Free
John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, 1990, 12 pp. Price: $1.25

An excellent and concise summary on growing compost crops to improve your soil’s fertility. Highlights ten exceptional crops and their respective advantages, with tips on how to plant and compost them.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.81 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 24

Ecology Action’s Comprehensive Definition of Sustainability
John Jeavons & Steve Rioch, 2005, 4 pp. Price: $1.00

What specifically sustainability is, with notes.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.13 MB PDF)


Booklet 25

One Basic Kenyan Diet: Diet, Income and Compost Crop Designs in a Three Bed Learning Model
Patrick Wasike, 1991, 23 pp. Price: $2.50

A thorough analysis of a vegetarian Kenyan diet. A fully sustainable three bed model, based on our Booklet 14. Profusely illustrated with charts and references.

 

   

 


Booklet 26

Learning To Grow All Your Own Food: One Bed Model For Compost, Diet and Income Crops
Carol Cox & Staff, 1991, 25 pp. Price: $2.50

Based on Booklet 14, this complete course was developed through our workshops on the one-bed learning & teaching model. Gives detailed cultural instructions for many crops that we have found successful in our research garden. Good materials for planning and record keeping.

 

   

 


Booklet 27

Growing Medicinal Herbs in as Little as Fifty Square Feet - Uses and Recipes
Louisa Lenz-Porter, 1995, 40 pp.

How to grow most of one person’s medicinal herbs in as little as 50 square feet. An herbal “medicine cabinet.” of 24 common, easily grown herbs is described in depth. Instructions, recipes, and bibliography take an easy approach to an enjoyable activity. Sample 50-sq-foot bed with ideas for personal modifications.

 

Not currently available in electronic format.

 


Booklet 28

The Smallest Possible Area to Grow Food and Feed
Emmanuel Chiwo Omondi, 1997, 45 pp. Price: $4.50

Sustainable diet and dairy production, for a family with one cow.

 

   

 


Test Your Soil With Plants: Second Edition
(formerly Booklet 29 - now revised and expanded!)

John Beeby, Booklet 29, 2nd ed. 2013, 168 pp.

For thousands of years, farmers were able to predict the agricultural value of land by observing the plants that grow on it. This book shows you how to optimize your garden's health and productivity, simply by observing the plants growing in your garden. Learn what natural fertilizers lead to best garden health. Fully revised and updated edition. Includes color photos.

"Notice the number of different kinds of plants growing in that soil, perhaps some so small and inconspicuous you have to get down on your hands and knees to see, perhaps others that tower above you. Realize that each one of those plants, and every plant, speaks of the conditions in which it grows. The language it speaks can only be seen, not heard. Through its presence, form, color and vigor, each plant describes - in general or very specific terms - the moisture, acidity, nutrient content, and other conditions of the soil. The simple fact that a particular plant is growing there is telling you something about that soil. The fact that the plant is stunted and its growing tips are withered is telling you something. The fact that its color is a deep green, but it seems not to be vigorous, is telling you somethings. Now, take a look at that little patch of ground and plants again, and imagine the hundred, maybe thousands, of pieces if information that are being communicated to you! " - From the Introduction


Not currently available in electronic format.

Available in print here.

 

Booklet 30

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Sustainable Mini-Farming Teacher Certification Program
EA Staff, 2009, 38 pp. FREE

Details for those who are interested in the requirements and process for becoming Certified Teachers of Biointensive techniques.


Booklet 31

Designing a GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Sustainable Mini-Farm – A Working Paper
Ecology Action Staff, Revised 2013, 45 pp. Price: $4.50

Introduces in detail the concepts behind the design of a sustainable mini-farm that provides compost material for soil fertility, food for a balanced diet, and crops to market for a small income, all in the smallest possible area. Includes 10 forms to be filled out with data from your own garden site and nutritional needs and takes you through the process that will end in a sustainable design for your own specific situation. The process is one used in our workshops that has evolved over many years... a practical tool for your home garden!

 

   

 

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF haga clic aquí
(~879 KB)


Booklet 32

GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Composting and Growing Compost Materials
Ecology Action Staff, 2004, 35 pp. Price: $3.75

Revised version of discontinued booklets 10 and 23. This book details our research into producing the highest quality compost from crops grown in your own garden. All that we have learned in the past 14 years has been included.

 

   

 


Booklet 33

Grow Your Own Grains
Carol Cox, 2008, 28 pp Price: $2.25


At last! Basic grain raising and harvesting on a small scale, appropriate for a home garden. How to grow and use barley, oats, cereal rye, triticale, wheat, amaranth, corn, millet, quinoa, rice, sorghum and teff. Carol Cox is the Garden Manager at our Ecology Action Research Mini-Farm in Willits, and has been growing all kinds of grains for many years. A working paper.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.43 MB PDF)


Booklet 34

Food for the Future, Now! A Survival Garden Plan.
Damon P Miller II, MD, CNP, Carol Cox, Robin Mankey, 2010, 48 pp Price: $5.00


There is a difference between responding to panic and planning for the future! This booklet provides carefully constructed garden plans to provde a basic, nutritionally complete diet for one person, increasingly healthy soil, and even seed for replanting. Based on the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method to insure sustainability.

 

   


 


Booklet 35

Growing More Food With Less Water
Ecology Action Staff, 2011, 35 pp Price: $2.25


This booklet is for gardeners who have limited water for the growing of their food, either those in naturally dry areas or in areas of extended drought. If you want to find new ways to maximize the efficiency of the water you use in your garden, this book will help. It briefly explains how water acts in the soil, quantifies the water savings of growing food biointensively and describes ways to minimize the water you need. It then covers a number of ingenious ways to harvest rainfall, add water effectiveness to your soil and notes methods to use for storing water.

 

   

 

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.84 MB PDF)

 


Booklet 36

Experimental 33-Bed GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farm - Growing Complete Fertility, Nutrition and Income
John Jeavons, 2011, 34 pp Price: $3.75


This booklet is our newest plan, based upon 40 years of solid research, for growing all your food, compost and a modest income on a little as 3,300 sq ft of growing beds. This is based on conservative intermediate-level GROW BIOINTENSIVE yields. It has been designed for longer growing season areas with warmer nights, as opposed to Booklet 14, and similarly uses a 3-bed plan as its basis, which can then be scaled up to a full mini-farm. Contains delicious recipes based on the crops grown.

 

   

 


Booklet 37

Energy Use in Biointensive Food Production
Steve Moore, 2013, 29 pp Price: $3.00


Among the benefits potential for the Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming method are higher yields, lower water consumption, less fertilizer. It is fairly straightforward to weigh produce, measure water use, and keep track of fertilizers. It is not so easy to evaluate the total input of energy in farming systems.

Steve Moore, director of the Agroecology Program at Elon University in North Carolina, has been investigating this particular aspect of the Biointensive system. His new booklet in the EA Self-Teaching Mini-Series, Energy Use in Biointensive Food Production, evaluates the different forms of energy that contribute to food production. They include the calories of labor, the calories embedded in the tools we use, and the calories used in getting the food to our plates—processing and preserving. Two crops, onions and flour corn, serve to illustrate how the use of energy is calculated with as little as 6% the energy being used in biologically intensive practices compared with conventional ones.

Be sure to check out the energy efficiencies of fermentation food preservation, including Sauerkraut!

 

   

 


Booklet 39

GROW BIOINTENSIVE®: A Global Pattern for Feeding the World
A 46-Year Perspective and A Plan for the Next Decade

Mary Zellachild, 2019, 11 pp Price: $1.00


This is the first "Perspective" booklet EA has written since 1989. Looking back at the earlier perspectives,
it's rewarding to see the progress made. The fact that the GB system is being used successfully in 152 countries worldwide in diverse climates and soils, and that the demand for the training is still so high, leads us to believe that our 46 years of work are being very beneficial. More importantly, it gives us hope that GB can be an integral solution everyone can use to have the healthy food, and the healthy lifestyle they deserve—while living in balance with the Earth! By remaining flexible, while giving our best efforts towards strengthening our programs and advocating for the GB system globally and locally, we believe we are helping the most people catalyze an improved life for themselves!


Mary Zellachild, former Communications Director for Ecology Action provides us with this excellent summary of work to date and plans for the future.

 

   

 



Technical Booklet 1

Solar Water Heater
Jeff Smith and John Warner, 2000, 12 pp.

Sweaty gardeners at our research garden have been grateful for the solar-heated shower in the garden, and we have had requests for the plans…so here they are. Written by the two master builders who installed ours, these are detailed plans with drawings, a materials list, and complete instructions on building and siting.

Not currently available in electronic format.


Personal Booklet 1

Another Way to Wealth
Sondra Blomberg, 1991, 16 pp.

A journey of one person from a good job in industry towards an organic Biointensive community-supported economic mini-farm and an integrated, simple, spiritual way-of-life. Included are questionnaires to assist others in their journeys.

Not currently available in electronic format.


Los siguientes folletos, escritos por John Jeavons, personal de Ecology Action y los aprendices, contienen información básica para el aprendizaje del método CULTIVE BIOINTENSIVAMENTE MR y otras técnicas.

Los siguientes folletos están disponibles en español, y se agregan más a medida que se traducen:

0, 1, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 24, 30, 31, 33, 35, y el folleto "Rendimientos"


Folleto 0

Mini agricultura biointensiva: un uso racional de los recursos naturales

EA Staff, Español,1985, 13 pp. Precio: $1.00 donación sugerida

Explica qué está haciendo Ecology Action y por qué. Bien anotado.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(5.68 MB PDF)


Folleto 1

Bonaza de Pepinos

J Mogador Griffin, Español, 1979, 18 pp.

Toma los pepinos como ejemplo de la historia de un cultivo y pasa por 7 años de trabajo, de 1973 a 1979, durante los cuales los rendimientos en nuestros jardines de investigación aumentaron de 140 a 400 libras por cama. Una excelente introducción a la mini agricultura y las variables que pueden examinarse para obtener mayores rendimientos.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(4.37 MB PDF)


Folleto 10

Cultive Sus Materiales Para Composta en Casa
John Jeavons, Español, 1994, 20 pp.

Un acercamiento a la producción sustentable de materia orgánica y a la fertilidad del suelo.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.22 MB PDF)


Folleto 11

Examinando Los Tropicos Un Enfoque En Pequena Escala Para La Agricultura Sostenible
Jeavons & Griffin, Español, 1982, 40 pp.

Un "documento de trabajo" diseñado para presentar información básica sobre los trópicos. Contiene una gran bibliografía.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(5.27 MB PDF)


Folleto 13

Cultivo De Semillas
Peter Donelan, Español, 1986, 80 pp.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.33 MB PDF)


Folleto 14

La Mini-Granja Biointensiva de 21 Camas: Fertilidad, Nutricion y Ingreso
John Jeavons, Español, 1986, 39 pp.

Actualmente, se necesita un mínimo de 10,000 pies cuadrados (929 m2) para alimentar a una persona en los EE. UU. Y, a menudo, 16,000 pies cuadrados (1487 m2) para alimentar a una persona en los países en desarrollo. Este folleto brinda un enfoque paso a paso sobre cómo comenzar a cultivar de manera sostenible todos sus alimentos, un pequeño ingreso y cultivos de abono en tan solo 2100 pies cuadrados (112 m2). Supone que ha leído Cómo cultivar más verduras, One Circle y Backyard Homestead.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(4.33 MB PDF)


Folleto 15 + el suplemento
Una Dieta Mexicana Básica
J Mogador Griffin, Español, 1987, 32 pp.

Este folleto surgió del trabajo de Gary Stoner con el proyecto Menos y Mejores en Tula, Tamaulipas, México. Incluye una exploración y análisis nutricional completo de una dieta familiar típica. Podemos aprender mucho sobre cómo mantenernos a nosotros mismos de nuestros amigos en Tula.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(6.40 MB PDF)


Folleto 16

Fertilizacion Foliar
Peter Donelan, Español, 1988, 9 pp.

Una consideración de cómo aprovechar al máximo sus cultivos mediante la alimentación foliar, con varias recetas de aerosoles fáciles de preparar en casa.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.29 MB PDF)


Folleto 17

Investigando En El Huerto
John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, Español, 1988, 32 pp.

Técnicas para mejorar su huerta y huertando. Qué mirar al configurar su huerta, formas de mejorar el rendimiento de su huerta y cómo escuchar lo que su huerto le dice.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(4.23 MB PDF)


Folleto 19

Microcultivo Biointensivo, Una Perspectiva de 17 Anos
John Jeavons, Español, 1989, 20 pp.

Este folleto responde a muchas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre nuestro trabajo y el propósito y la dirección de nuestra investigación.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.18 MB PDF)

 


Folleto 22

Cultive Su Abono Verde
John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, Español, 1989, 32 pp.

Un resumen excelente y conciso sobre el cultivo de compost para mejorar la fertilidad de su suelo. Destaca diez cultivos excepcionales y sus respectivas ventajas, con consejos sobre cómo plantarlos y compostarlos.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.81 MB PDF)


Folleto 24

Definicion de Sostenibilidad
John Jeavons & Steve Rioch, Español, 1990, 4 pp.

Qué es específicamente la sostenibilidad, con notas.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.13 MB PDF)


 

Folleto #30: CULTIVE BIOINTENSIVAMENTEMR Mini-Cultivo Sustentable
Capacitación para Instructores y programa de certificación

Equipo de Ecology Action, 2009, Español; 44 páginas

Disponible gratis en español en PDF haga clic aquí
(~2.33MB)


 

Folleto #31: Diseno de un Mini-Huerto Sustentable CULTIVE BIOINTENSIVAMENTEMR

Disponible gratis en español en PDF haga clic aquí
(~879 KB)

 


Folleto 33

Cultiva Tus Propios Granos y Cereales: Cultivo, Cosecha y Usos)

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(1.43 MB PDF)


Folleto 35

Cultivar más alimentos con menos agua
Ecology Action Staff, 2011, 35 pp Price: $2.25


Este folleto es para agricultores que tienen agua limitada para el cultivo de sus alimentos, ya sea en áreas naturalmente secas o en áreas de sequía prolongada. Si desea encontrar nuevas formas de maximizar la eficiencia del agua que usa en su jardín, este libro lo ayudará. Explica brevemente cómo actúa el agua en el suelo, cuantifica el ahorro de agua del cultivo de alimentos de forma biointensiva y describe formas de minimizar el agua que necesita. Luego cubre una serie de formas ingeniosas de recolectar la lluvia, agregar efectividad del agua a su suelo y toma nota de los métodos que se deben usar para almacenar agua.

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.84 MB PDF)


 

CULTIVE BIOINTENSIVAMENTEMR Rendamientos
Ecology Action Staff, 2011, 35 pp Price: $2.25


El arte y la ciencia de la agricultura..

Disponible gratis en español en PDF, haga clic aquí
(3.84 MB PDF)


 

 

 

Booklets in Other Languages

Many of these booklets are also available in other languages. We will be converting them into electronic format and placing them online soon.

 

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The following information sheets were written by John Jeavons, Ecology Action staff and apprentices, and contain basic information for learning GROW BIOINTENSIVE method and other techniques.

All of Ecology Action's English language information sheets will be added as they are converted to electronic format.

Print versions of our information sheets are available for in-person purchase by workshop, class, and internship participants only.We apologize for this inconvenience - since our online store Bountiful Gardens closed in 2017, we no longer have the ability to fulfill print orders for the general public.


Ecology Action Information Sheet: About Quinoa and Amaranth

Bill Bruneau, 2019, 2 pp. Price: $1.00

Brief history, culture, and uses of Amaranth and Quinoa.

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Accumulator Plants

Notes from "Organic Method Primer" by Barglya and Gylver Rateaver, 4 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Afghan Project to Date

Devon Patillo, 2003, 4 pp. Price: $1.00

Information up to 2003. More on the Afghan Project here and here.

   

 


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Ants

EA Staff, 1995 1 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Appropriate Agriculture

Michael Shepard & John Jeavons, 1977, 15 pp. Price: $2.00

This footnoted paper was presented at the 1977 “Small is Beautiful’’ Conference at UCD. Presents many historical examples and speaks of the need to look at our present methods of fossil fuel-based agriculture. Still very current.

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Beekeeper's Bibliography

EA Staff, 2 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Bent Beds

EA Staff, 1995 2 pp. Price: $1.00


   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Bibliography for Development Workers

EA Staff, 1986, 1 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Bibliography for the Tropics

EA Staff, 1 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Biodynamic Gardening in India

Engineering of Photosynthetic Systems, Vol. 4 1980, 45 pp: $4.00

Summarizes 3 years’ work at the Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Center in Madras, India, and with Harijan low-income families. Shows how this method can be transferred to very disadvantaged families owning small, poor strips of land. Promising yields serve as a valuable source of nutritional and economic augmentation. This center received one of India’s highest awards in 1981.

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Biodynamic Horticulture in India - Improvements and Extension


Engineering of Photosynthetic Systems, Vol. 15 1983, 57 pp: $5.00

A continuation of the research in Biodynamic Gardening in India (above). Includes correspondence between John Jeavons and the Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Center.

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Biointensive Gardening with Agroforestry

EA Staff, 1 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming Preliminary Research Overview 1972-1996

EA Staff, 1986, 25 pp. Price: $2.00

A brief summary of a quarter-century (1972-1996) of Biointensive research experiences in California, India, Russia, and other regions.


   

 


Ecology Action Information Sheet: The Broccoli Test - Chemical vs Organic vs Biointensive
EA Staff, 1996, 1 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheets: 15 Compost Topics

EA Staff, 23 pp. Price: $3.00

Includes information sheets on:
1. Built Compost to Cured Compost Ratio
2. Carbon in Compost and Green Manure,
3. Carbon and Nitrogen in Common Compost Crops
4. Compost: Waste into Wealth,
5. Compost Crop Alternatives
6. Compost Crops List - Multiple Uses
7. Compost Crop Notes
8. Compost Pile Log Sheet
9. Compost Pile Weight:Volume Ratio
10. Compost Recipes
11. Compost in Tropical Climates
12. Goals for Compost and Sustainable Fertility
13. Deep Soil Creation and Maintenance
14. Supplementary Compost Crop Notes
15. What Happens in a Compost Pile

   



Ecology Action Information Sheet: Celery as a Source of Income

EA Staff, 1993, 3 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Children's Gardening Resources

EA Staff, 2009, 4 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Composting for the Tropics

Reprinted from Henry Doubleday Research Association, 1963, 32 pp. Price: $4.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Drought Gardening

EA Staff, 5 pp. Price: $1.00

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Coppicing

EA Staff, 1985, 11 pp. Price: $2.00

Coppiced and pollarded trees are managed so that they regrow after cutting, taking less time to grow more wood than if you planted new trees. This paper discusses suitable species for coppicing, and how much land is required to sustainably harvest enough wood to provide fuel for a year. Includes a bibliography and resources for learning about coppicing.

 

   



Ecology Action Information Sheet: Recipe for Comfrey Salve

EA Staff, 1993 1 pp. Price: $1.00

A useful recipe for an easy-to-make hand cream that may help heal cuts and bruises.


   

 


 

Ecology Action Information Sheet: Food-Growing Areas for One Person's Annual Diet

Ecology Action Staff, 2018, 6 pp: $1.00

Summarizes the different land use requirements for different diets/agriculture to grow one person's food for a year.
Useful and well-referenced teaching tool that shows how GROW BIOINTENSIVE can help reduce land use and soil loss.

   

 


Ecology Action Information Sheet: 5 Garden Planning Topics

Ecology Action Staff, 6 pp: $1.00

Includes information sheets on:
1. A Complete, Closed System Mini-Farm (2004)
2. Additional Tools for Garden Planning (1999)
3. Air Temperature and Nitrogen Availability
4. Bed Crop Months
5. Crops and Calories

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Inspiration

5 topics, 13 pp. $1.00

The bigger picture. Articles that are the key “position papers” of Ecology Action, and put our work in perspective.

Includes information sheets on:
1. A Challenge
2. A Caveat
3. Ancient Farming Methods Increase Yields
4. Biointensive in Argentina, India and Canada
5. Common Ground Organic Garden

   


Ecology Action Information Sheet: Sustainable Biointensive Mini-Farming Removing Excess Atmospheric Carbon

Ecology Action Staff, 1996, 7 pp: $1.00

Outlines how implementing sustainable Biointensive mini-farming approaches
may be able help mitigate global warming by removing excess atmospheric carbon dioxide while producing more food.

   

 


Tree Collards

John Jeavons, ©1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 10 pp. Price: $1.00

You may have heard of it, or seen it at the farmers markets, but if you haven't we are sure that you
soon will came across this amazing plant! Different strains are known as Tree Kale or Walking Stick
Kale, Tree Collards (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) are the "tall cousins" in the cabbage family.
They grow upwards like a tree, and some plants can reach up to 12 feet tall!
Find out how to grow and use these amazing plants.

 

   

 


Biointensive Self-Teaching Handbook

The Farmer's Mini-Handbook: GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming by Margo Royer-Miller was
first published in 2011. Since then, due to popular demand, we've translated it into 7 other languages
(French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Hindi, Russian, and Portuguese).
You can download all of them here, for free.

A Farmer’s Handbook in English:(~12MB PDF)*

Mini-manuel du cultivateur, traduction Française/
A Farmer's Handbook in French (~3MB)

Ein Gartenhandbuch in Deutsch/
A Farmer's Handbook in German (~3MB)



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A Farmer's Handbook in Hindi (~3MB)

Um Pequeno Manual par a Agricultores em Português/
A Farmer's Handbook in Portuguese (~3MB)

КРАТКОЕ РУКОВОДСТВО ЗЕМЛЕДЕЛЬЦА/
A Farmer's Handbook in Russian (~4MB)

Mini Manual para el Agricultor en Español
/A Farmer's Handbook in Spanish (~3MB)

ÇİFTÇİLER İÇİN MİNİ EL KİTABI, Türkçe Çeviri
A Farmer's Handbook in Turkish (~3MB)

NEW IN 2020!

농부를 위한 작은 안내서
지속가능한 소농법
그로우 바이오인텐시브(GROW BIOINTENSIVE)
A Farmer's Handbook in Korean (~3MB
)

Special Offer: Handbook and Teaching Poster Combo!

To celebrate our eBooklets coming online this September, we're releasing an enhanced version of
The Farmer's Handbook: one that includes 8 full-color teaching posters
that beautifully illustrate
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We are offering this handbook to you at no charge,
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Donations help us teach people around the world to grow healthy food and fertile soil,
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Translations of How to Grow More Vegetables

Arabic, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish Versions


NEW in 2021!

كيف نزرع المزيد من الخضار

How to Grow More Vegetables
Arabic translation of the 5th edition. English version ©2012 Ecology Action.
Electronic format ©2021 Ecology Action.
(70 MB PDF Download)

كيف نزرع المزيد من الخضار

How to Grow More Vegetables
Arabic translation of the 5th edition

انقر هنا للحصول على الكتاب الإلكتروني

Click here for the e-book

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Actualizado: Cómo Cultivar Más Vegetales, 2a reimpresión

(Traducido por Lupe Chávez González
Edición a cargo de Marisol Tenorio López
José Agustín Medina Macías
y Juan Manuel Martínez Valdez)

Traducción al español de la 8ª edición, 2a reimpresión, 2021. 261 páginas. © 2019 Ecology Action.
(19 MB Descargar PDF)

How to Grow More Vegetables
Spanish translation of the 8th edition, version 1.0. 253 pages. © 2019 Ecology Action.
(22 MB PDF Download)

Haga clic aquí para obtener el libro electrónico

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Namna ya Kukuza Mboga Zaidi

Tafsiri ya Kiswahili, toleo la 8/2012, kurasa 231. Toleo la Kiswahili ©2019
Toleo la Kiingereza ©2012 Ecology Action.
(kupakua ukubwa : ~20 MB PDF)

How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons
Kiswahili translation of the 8th Edition/2012 version 1.0. 283 pages.
English version ©2012, Kiswahili version ©2019 Ecology Action.
(~20 MB PDF Download)

 

Namna ya Kukuza Mboga Zaidi

Bofya hapa ili kupata Namna ya Kukuza Mboga Zaidi


 

Comment faire pousser plus de legumes

(Traduction par Anaïs Rimaud) Traduction française de la 8ème édition, version 1.0. 257 pages.
©2017 Ecology Action. (Téléchargement : 18 MB PDF)

How to Grow More Vegetables
French translation of the 8th edition, version 1.0. 257 pages. © 2017 Ecology Action.
(18 MB PDF Download)

Comment faire pousser plus de legumes. Cliquez ici pour obtenir le livre électronique

Cliquez ici pour obtenir le livre électronique

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Como Cultivar Mais Vegetais

(Tradução de Carlos Henrique Nicolau) Tradução em Português da 8ª Edição,
versão 1.0. 257 páginas. Versão em inglês ©2012 Ecology Action,
Versão em Português ©2014 Ecology Action
(18 MB Download em PDF)

How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons
Portuguese translation of the 8th Edition/2012 version 1.0. 283 pages.
English version ©2012, Portuguese version ©2014 Ecology Action.
(~18 MB PDF Download)

Como Cultivar Mais Vegetais

Clique aqui para obter o eBook

 

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Джон Джевонс «Как выращивать больше овощей»

(Перевод : С. Крайниковский, Н. Шайкина, В. Болотников, Н. Шидловская,
В. Моталыго, И. Прокофьев, А. Аврорин)

Русский перевод 8-ого издания John Jeavons How to Grow More Vegetables. © 2012 Ecology Action.
(18 MB PDF, скачать)

(Translated by N. Kraynikovsky , N. Shaykina , V. Bolotnikov , N. Shidlovskaya , B. Motalygo , I. Prokofiev, A. Avrorin)
Russian translation of the 8th Edition, version 1.0. ©2012 Ecology Action.
(18 MB PDF Download)

Джон Джевонс «Как выращивать больше овощей». Нажмите здесь, чтобы получить электронную книгу.

Нажмите здесь, чтобы получить электронную книгу.

You can now download PDF versions of some of our other publications!

Click a link below to get started.

NEW in 2019!
The French Translation of Climate Change and GROW BIOINTENSIVE


This perspective paper from Ecology Action is available as a PDF in:


FRENCH   and    SPANISH   and     ENGLISH    

Climate Change and GROW BIOINTENSIVE

Get your free copy:
click here to download the English version

haga clic aquí para descargar la versión en español
cliquez ici pour télécharger la version française
(~600KB file)

 


NEW!

Biointensive Agriculture: A Greener Revolution
a perspective paper from Ecology Action,
is available as a PDF in both:


SPANISH                    and                    ENGLISH  

Agricultura Biointensiva: Una Revolucion Mas Verde           Biointensive Agriculture: A Greener Revolution

To download a free copy click here for Spanish and click here for English
(2.61MB file)

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