Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Spin Gardening
Spin Gardening/Farming is the newest trend in sustainable gardening and agriculture. SPIN stand for Small Plot Intensive gardening, and the methods outlined on the Web site will help you produce enough vegetables to sell and make a decent income. If you've ever wanted to run a market garden, this is a place to start.

Books

Sustainable Gardening
The heart of John Jeavons book How to Grow More Vegetables is the biointensive gardening system. The Sustainable Vegetable Garden, by Jeavons and Carol Cox (Ten Speed Press) condenses the first book into a more usable resource for the average home gardener. It clearly explains the concepts of biointensive, and then sets the reader into motion planning to turn the backyard into a productive, sustainable garden. They cover calorie crops, composting, saving seeds, and all the other necessities for a sustainable garden. It's all good sense, and makes you want to get right out there and garden.

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