Gaining Ground: Transitioning to Organic Farming
Gaining Ground covers all bases – from soil-building and planting to certification and marketing – revealing an approach that is much more than simply farming without chemicals. Based on interviews with over 80 of Canada’s organic or transitional farmers across the country, this book provides valuable, practical advice and connects you to a national network of organic farmers, the next best thing to having an organic farmer next door. Farmer wisdom is supplemented with a wealth of scientific information from around the globe. The key tools of organic farming, like pest management, crop rotations and green manures, composting and equipment are addressed in Gaining Ground. In addition, it discusses the difficult shift in thinking from an input-output approach to an integrated, whole-system approach based on ecological principles. The handbook includes an extensive list of resources for further reading. Please see www.cog.ca/gainingground.htm for further information and to order.
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