- 1 A Beginner's Guide -- Introduction
- 2 A Beginner's Guide -- Growing Seedlings in Flats
- 3 A Beginner's Guide -- Garden Bed Preparation
- 4 A Beginner's Guide -- Garden Bed Preparation
- 5 A Beginner's Guide -- Transplanting
- 6 A Beginner's Guide -- Composting
- 7 A Beginner's Guide -- Composting
- 8 A Beginner's Guide -- Harvesting
- 9 A Beginner's Guide -- Harvesting
- 10 A Beginner's Guide -- Seeds
- 11 A Beginner's Guide -- Choosing Your Crops
- 12 A Beginner's Guide -- Maintaining Your Garden
The biointensive method is an organic agricultural system which focuses on maximum yields from the minimum area of land, while simultaneously improving the soil.
It has also been used successfully on small scale commercial farms.
This is a complete Beginners Guide in videos
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Many of the techniques that comprise the biointensive method were present in the agriculture of the ancient Chinese, Greeks, Mayans, and of the Early Modern period in Europe.
Alan Chadwick brought together the Biodynamic and French intensive methods, as well as his own unique approach, to form what he called the Biodynamic-French Intensive method.
The method was further developed by John Jeavons and Ecology Action into a sustainable 8-step food-raising method known as "GROW BIOINTENSIVE."
The method now enjoys widespread practice and development.
The Southside Community Land Trust located in Providence, Rhode Island, uses the biointensive method to produce food on its city farm.
This technique is preferable because it yields large amounts of food for both local sale and donation.
Read more in the Wikipedia article