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The Ecological Farm by Helen Atthowe

The Ecological Farm by Helen Atthowe

The Ecological Farm offers a unique focus on reduced tillage, minimizing farm and garden inputs, and pest control.

Reflecting the wisdom that farmer, consultant, and educator Helen Atthowe and her late husband, Carl Rosato, gained during decades of farming experience, this book guides readers on how to reduce or eliminate the use of outside inputs of fertilizer or pesticides—even those that are commonly used on certified organic orchards and market gardens. In clear language and with color photographs, charts, and graphs throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of managing the details of an entire growing system over the full life of the enterprise.

Based on advances in scientific research in ecological food production, farmers, homesteaders, permaculturists, and gardeners alike will learn methods to:

  • design a farm system that maintains a growing root in the soil year-round to feed the microbial community instead of just crops.
  • strengthen the “immune system” of a farm or garden
  • supply crop needs using only on-farm inputs such as cover crops and living mulch
  • maximize the presence of beneficial insects and microbes that support healthy crop development
  • minimize ecological impact in dealing with insect pest and disease problems

Orchard Supply Pick-Up and Shipping

Pick-Up:

Orchard supplies can be picked up at the nursery anytime during store hours.

If you have placed an order for orchard supplies when we do not have general hours or would like to pick-up outside of regular hours, call or email us and we are happy to arrange something with you.

Shipping:

Orchard supplies can be shipped all over Canada and, upon request, to the US. Unlike bareroot plants, we ship orchard supplies anytime of the year.

If the shipping fees do not seem accurate at checkout, let us know and we can double check the estimate for you.

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