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i. Introduction
ii. Why Grow Organic?
iii. Organic AND Sustainable
1. Garden Beds
2. Planting by Moon and Seasons
3. Planting - Depth and Spacing
4. Planting Fruit Trees from Seed
5. Pot Gardening
6. Grass Mulch Pots
7. Compost
8. Making Compost
9. Mulch
10. Sheet Mulch
11. Giant Mulch
12. Weeds
13. Ground Covers
14. Companion Plants
15. Green Manure
17. Pasture Cropping
18. Pests and Diseases
19. Crop Rotation
21. Terraces
23. Keeping the House Dry
24. Draining Roads
25. Fire and the Land
26. The Cooking Fire
28. Hybrid Crops
29. Genetically Modified Organisms
31. Conclusion
1. Preparation
2. The Site
3. The Method
4. Levels
5. The Trench
6. The Slotted Drain Pipe
7. The Soil
8. Collecting Water
9. The Earth Tank
10. The Tank Liner
11. Siphon
12. Watering - Flood and Drain
13. Oxygen
14. Automatic Siphoning
15. Grey Water Gardens
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Organic and Sustainable Gardening

Organic and Sustainable Gardening

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It’s about water and ground covers and top soil and mulch and compost and no-till gardening and things to consider when building your home and garden, like the use of grey water and storm water in the garden and finding every last drop of water in your landscape and making use of it. And it’s about the smallest, least noticed plants in the world that tie the Earth together and make non-tillage gardening and farming possible.

Thousands of trees are cut down every second from the Amazon to your back door.
Trees cut down in urban environments end up in land fill or in a chipper. If you have any space to make a garden you can turn this carbon rich organic matter into instant sheet mulch garden beds.

Top soil is one of the biggest reservoirs of carbon. Growing ground covers to make soil can soak up a lot of atmospheric carbon.

And all the plants you need are already growing around you. Access to water is the only limitation on growing more ground covers. Water and carbon then are the same issue. Water is seemingly scarce but water moves through our landscape in different ways at different times and it’s possible to access it and use it with something as simple as a contour ditch, diverting otherwise waste water and growing a garden.

Organic, non-tillage, sustainable farming practices can build soils, feed the water table and our family’s and foster a healthy, productive environment and climate.
And the smallest plants tie it all together.
Plant clover all over.

Revised - 3 - March - 2013
It’s about water and ground covers and top soil and mulch and compost and no-till gardening and things to consider when building your home and garden, like the use of grey water and storm water in the garden and finding every last drop of water in your landscape and making use of it. And it’s about the smallest, least noticed plants in the world that tie the Earth together and make non-tillage gardening and farming possible.

Thousands of trees are cut down every second from the Amazon to your back door.
Trees cut down in urban environments end up in land fill or in a chipper. If you have any space to make a garden you can turn this carbon rich organic matter into instant sheet mulch garden beds.

Top soil is one of the biggest reservoirs of carbon. Growing ground covers to make soil can soak up a lot of atmospheric carbon.

And all the plants you need are already growing around you. Access to water is the only limitation on growing more ground covers. Water and carbon then are the same issue. Water is seemingly scarce but water moves through our landscape in different ways at different times and it’s possible to access it and use it with something as simple as a contour ditch, diverting otherwise waste water and growing a garden.

Organic, non-tillage, sustainable farming practices can build soils, feed the water table and our family’s and foster a healthy, productive environment and climate.
And the smallest plants tie it all together.
Plant clover all over.

Revised - 3 - March - 2013

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Published by: Paul on Feb 24, 2013
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