The Sustainable Vegetable Garden

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden

A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields

By John Jeavons; Carol Cox; Carol Cox (Joint Author)

Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580080163, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 1999

From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land, this book includes: A Step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make these techniques simple for even the novice gardener.A Everything you need to know about planning crops, composting, harvesting, and more.A Complete resources for seeds, tools, and other garden supplies.Feed a family of four on the bounty of your backyard, or just get more out of your garden with less effort with this wonderful resource.

About the Author
JOHN JEAVONS is a cofounder of the group Ecology Action and the father of the modern biointensive gardening movement. He lives in Willits, California, where he has been growing more vegetables for decades.

Native Arizonan Carol Cox has an abiding love for history, mystery, and romance. The author of more than 25 books, she believes in the power of story to convey spiritual truths. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where deer and antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch. Visit her website at

Carol Cox is a florist who gives flower workshops.