• The Market Gardener

  • A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming
  • By: Jean-Martin Fortier
  • Narrated by: Diego Footer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-20-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WCP Media
  • 4.8 (110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Growing on just one and a half acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.
The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:

Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay
Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices
Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches

Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.
Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful bio-intensive micro-farming.
©2014 Jean-Martin Fortier (P)2016 West Coast Permaculture
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By Felicia Bonynge on 12-26-17

Great book

Awesome book for any gardener! Definitely will change the way my family gardens after listening to this book. Very helpful to have the printed version as well. I will be going back to this book for years to come!

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By hansen527 on 11-14-17

Great and very detailed information.

I have listened to this book multiple times and have heard something new and useful each time.

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By B. S. Mahtani on 02-10-18

Good for beginners by a passionate no dig farmer.

Really great. Quite long and drawn out but detailed and helpful knowledge, giving you the overview. probably the most successful in the biz.

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