locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s
taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot
Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower
published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the
limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic
farm in Harborside, Maine.
with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest
Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience.
and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman
describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the
coldest of winters.
Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and
gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season
this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and
quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated,
movable plastic greenhouses.
Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and
maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices,
and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and
illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have
proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.
His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30
different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and
experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.
A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable
farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh,
locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where
conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”.
The Winter Harvest
Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and
by Eliot Coleman
University of Oklahoma Press,