Last week I attended a Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming workshop with John Jeavons and Ecology Action staff. They teach an eight technique system to produce food with:
- 67% to 88% less water
- 50% to 100% less fertilizer, and
- 99% less energy than commercial agriculture, while using a fraction of the resources.
This system also produces 2 to 6 times more food, builds soil up to 60 times faster than in nature, and reduces by half or more the amount of land needed to grow food. Currently we are looking for a suitable site on the land to begin practicing biointensive farming, and we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences and results.