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The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments: Using Locally Sourced Materials to Make Mineral and Biological Extracts and Ferments Contributor(s): Palmer, Nigel (Author) , Kempf, John (Foreword by)

The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments: Using Locally Sourced Materials to Make Mineral and Biological Extracts and Ferments Contributor(s): Palmer, Nigel (Author) , Kempf, John (Foreword by)

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The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments: Using Locally Sourced Materials to Make Mineral and Biological Extracts and Ferments
Contributor(s): Palmer, Nigel (Author) , Kempf, John (Foreword by)

ISBN: 1603589880    EAN: 9781603589888
US SRP: $24.95 US 
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: August 07, 2020
Physical Info: 0.5" H x 8.9" L x 6.0" W (0.95 lbs) 224 pages
"With recipes for fermented plant juice, nutrient-rich extracts, and IMO using weeds, leaf mold, shells, bones, rock dust, and more Revitalize your garden by making your own biologically diverse inoculants and mineral-rich amendments using leaf mold, weeds, eggshells, bones, and other materials available for little or no cost from local woodlands, fields, restaurants, and markets. Gardener and author Nigel Palmer provides practical, detailed instructions that will be accessible and exciting to every grower who wants to achieve a truly sustainable garden ecosystem, while enjoying better results at a fraction of the cost of commercial fertilizer products. These recipes go beyond fertilizer replacement, resulting in greater soil biological activity and mineral availability while increasing pest and disease resistance, yields, and nutrient density. Recipes range from the very simple-such as using rainwater to extract nutrients from plant residues and using vinegar to extract minerals from bones and shells-to more complex and creative processes for fermenting plant juices and fish and culturing indigenous microorganisms (IMO) to create amendments that supply a broad spectrum of minerals and complex organic compounds. This compact collection of recipes and instructions is inspired by the work of many innovative agricultural pioneers, especially Cho Ju-Young (founder of the Korean Natural Farming method). Palmer supplies extensive data from mineral analysis of amendments he has made using materials from his own garden; this type of detailed data is not available in any other source. The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments also includes a primer on plant-soil interaction, instructions for conducting a soil test and measuring the quality of fruits and vegetables using a refractometer, and guidance on compost, cover cropping, mulching, and other aspects of sustainable gardening"--
"Nigel Palmer has come up with a terrific new 'cookbook' for the regenerative (and any other) gardener who desires to build and maintain soil and plant health. The easy-to-follow recipes are designed to satiate any plant's appetite for the appropriate microbiology and nutrients. This guide to 'using locally sourced materials to make mineral and biological extracts and ferments' is to gardening what Julia Child's classic guide is to cooking."--Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming with Fungi and Teaming with Nutrients
"Nigel Palmer's new book is filled with fermentation methods for the garden. It's an exciting new DIY resource for soil regeneration and plant health."--Sandor Ellix Katz, author ofWild FermentationandThe Art of Fermentation
Nigel Palmer has been a lifelong gardener in New England relying on the amazing complexity of nature to inspire his gardening philosophy, as well as working as an aerospace engineer sorting, organizing, and resolving complex technical issues. He is the instructor and curriculum developer of the Sustainable, Regenerative Gardening program at The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition (TIOSN).
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