The Intelligent Gardener. Growing Nutrient - Dense Food.
The Intelligent Gardener is more than just "intelligent", it is bold, it is courageous, and it challenges many of our preconceptions about food, about soils, about farming, and about health.
-Michael Ableman, Farmer, author of Field of Plenty
Vegetables, fruits and grains are major source of vital nutrients, but generations 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 than equivalent serving would have contained a less than a century ago. The Intelligent Gardener shows you how to achieve optimum health by remineralizing your soil natural materials to grow nutrient-dense produce.
Starting with an overview of nutrient density, the history of organic agriculture and accessible primer on basic soil chemistry, this comprehensive manual demonstrates how the home gardener can use the results of an inexpensive soil test to create their own individually tailored soil prescription. The author systematically demystifies the replacement of a wealth of essential minerals while simultaneously debunking much of the false and misleading information perpetuated by both the conventional and organic agricultural movements.
Nothing short of revolutionary in its approach, The Intelligent Gardener conclusively establishes the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. Caution: this book may change the way you think about your garden forever.
It's hard to imagine this book not having a significant and lasting impact on the way organic farmers and gardeners grow their crops.
- Mark McDonald, West Coast Seeds