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    Grow Biointensive

    Post  mudra on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:06 am

    BIOINTENSIVE
    A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR GROWING FOOD.


    Arrow http://www.growbiointensive.org/grow_main.html

    We have dedicated our research to rediscovering the scientific principles that underlie millennia-old traditional farming systems. These have guided us to the eight essential aspects that are the foundation of GROW BIOINTENSIVE:

    Double-Dug, Raised Beds
    Composting
    Intensive Planting
    Companion Planting
    Carbon Farming
    Calorie Farming
    The Use of Open-Pollinated Seeds
    A Whole-System Farming Method

    Most life in nature occurs at the interface of soil, water, air and sun. GROW BIOINTENSIVE soil preparation practices create growing beds with more surface area to maximize the effect of nature’s life processes. Double-dug beds, with soil loosened to a depth of 24 inches, aerate the soil, facilitate root growth, and improve water retention. The health and vigor of the soil are maintained through the use of compost. Close plant spacing is used to protect soil microorganisms, reduce water loss, and
    maximize yields. Companion planting facilitates the optimal use of nutrients, light and water, encourages beneficial insects and creates a vibrant mini-ecosystem within the garden. A focus on the production of calories for the farmer and carbon for the soil ensures that both the farmer and the soil will be adequately fed and that the farm will be sustainable. The use of open-pollinated seeds helps to preserve genetic diversity
    and enables gardeners to develop their own acclimatized cultivars. All of the components of this system must be used together for optimum effect and to avoid depleting the soil.

    GROW BIOINTENSIVE mini-farming techniques make it possible to grow food using:

    67% to 88% less water
    50% to 100% less fertilizer
    99% less energy than commercial agriculture, while using a fraction of the
    resources.
    These techniques can also:

    Produce 2 to 6 times more food
    Build the soil up to 60 times faster than in nature, if properly used
    Reduce by half or more the amount of land needed


    A Simple Solution

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxXp_-jMWOU


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    Re: Grow Biointensive

    Post  mudra on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:08 am


    Session 3 Part 1/8: GROW BIOINTENSIVE: A Beginner's Guide -- Garden Bed Preparation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUp8XOsA2q4


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