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Biointensive Gardening Techniques

The 8 elements of BIOINTENSIVE: • Double-Dug, Raised Beds – to create a healthy environment for roots and beneficial soil organisms • Composting – to provide healthy, inexpensive fertilizer that keeps the soil producing year after year • Intensive Planting – to maximize efficiency and productivity, and to conserve water • Companion Planting – to take advantage of the beneficial synergy between certain plants • Carbon Farming – growing fertilizer while growing food • Calorie Farming – growing the greatest number of calories per pound of food • The Use of Open-Pollinated Seeds – to encourage farmer independence and regional food security • A Whole-System Farming Method – using all aspects of the system to create a healthy, sustainable farm This means that, using GROW BIOINTENSIVE mini-farming techniques, small farmers can grow food using: • 67% to 88% less water. So they still may grow food in a drought, like the one taking place in Kenya right now. • 50% to 100% less pu

The Needs and Essence of Gardening.

I would like to share you the different aspects needed in gardening. Raising and producing foods start in having small garden. The improvement of varieties and kinds of plants we produce and consume also start in a garden. I am posting results of what we have in the farm, and I think that there are some of you dear readers out there who would like to try and enjoy gardening. It is unfair for me to post result here without telling how I have done it, so little by little I will be imparting knowledge and technique we have in producing different crops. This blog was intended to inform and help you produce more food, because I believed that the main problem that everybody has right now is to where we can find source of food we must have to sustain our body needs daily. The Needs You don't need to own a large parcel of land to start gardening. You only need a small part of land where seeds, cuttings, tubers, crowns, slips, and other planting materials could be planted. If you don&