Straw Bale Solutions
Creative Tips for Growing Vegetables in Bales at Home, in Community Gardens, and around the World
In backyards and all across the world, Straw Bale Gardening (SPG) is making an impact. Since he created Straw Bale Gardening in his home in the Midwestern US, author Joel Karsten has talked to thousands of gardeners and traveled to dozens of countries to spread the SBG word. Here, in Joel’s own words, is a collection of fascinating illustrated stories that you can enjoy and learn from. For example:
- Cambodian SBGs grow food during Monsoon season—for the first time
- SBGs sprout fresh veggies in the rocky Swiss Alps
- A community garden in New Jersey turns an EPA site into a food haven
- An SBG in the lowlands of the Netherlands rises above constant floods
- And many more stories of SBG success that have lessons just for you
Praise For Straw Bale Solutions: Creative Tips for Growing Vegetables in Bales at Home, in Community Gardens, and around the World…
Readers will recognize many of the challenges any gardener faces, and learn valuable lessons from those experiences.—Michigan Gardener
Cool Springs Press, 9780760357392, 176pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
About the Author
Joel Karsten, author of Straw Bale Gardens, Straw Bale Solutions, and Straw Bale Gardens Complete, developed the straw bale gardening method more than 10 years ago. As interest grew, he became one of the most in-demand garden lecturers in the country. A pioneer and an entrepreneur, Karsten has been featured in the New York Times, national television and radio, and dozens of other major media outlets. Karsten has a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota, and currently resides in Roseville, Minnesota.