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Resilient Garden and Allotment Handbook

Enrich your soil, manage pests and diseases and boost biodiversity without toxic chemicals and synthetic fertilisers

Create a thriving garden or allotment that works in harmony with nature and will flourish in the face of ever-changing environmental conditions.



In The Resilient Garden and Allotment Handbook, expert organic gardener Sally Morgan shares a wide range of ecological concepts from permaculture, regenerative gardening, agroecology and more to boost your garden’s biodiversity and enrich your soil. This must-have guide will help you:

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Create a thriving garden or allotment that works in harmony with nature and will flourish in the face of ever-changing environmental conditions.



In The Resilient Garden and Allotment Handbook, expert organic gardener Sally Morgan shares a wide range of ecological concepts from permaculture, regenerative gardening, agroecology and more to boost your garden’s biodiversity and enrich your soil. This must-have guide will help you:



  • Build your soil so it’s full of healthy organic matter and protect it through no-dig practices, composting, cover crops and mulching
  • Increase resilience through productive plant combinations and polyculture
  • Create wildlife-friendly habitats utilising walls and fences, log piles, water features and wild corners
  • Choose the right plants to attract pollinators and plant defenders
  • Combat disease and keep pests at bay using natural predators, companion planting and trap and barrier crops

PLUS



  • The importance of collecting genetically diverse seeds from plants that have adapted to local conditions
  • ustainably manage water in your garden, especially in times of drought or excessive rainfall

Whether you’re a passionate gardener, allotment holder or grower, The Resilient Garden and Allotment Handbook will help you future-proof your garden by giving it everything it needs to adapt and succeed, whatever the climate challenge.



(Previously published as The Healthy Vegetable Garden, now updated and revised)



'A must-read for anyone who wants to know how to grow their own zero-food miles, pesticide-free veg, while treading gently upon our planet.' Dave Goulson, author of The Garden Jungle and Silent Earth



 'This book could not be better timed, and given Sally’s lifetime experience of organic gardening, it’s bound to inspire all those who want to ‘grow back better’.' Helen Browning, Chief Executive, Soil Association

Detaljer

Forlag
Chelsea Green Publishing UK
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781915294562
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
23 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Sally Morgan is the editor of Soil Association’s Organic Farming magazine, writes regularly for gardening and smallholding magazines and is a member of the Garden Media Guild. Sally’s blog was a finalist in the Garden Media Guild Award 2019, and she also runs smallholder courses on her organic farm in Somerset.



Her previous books include The Climate Change Garden with Kim Stoddart and Living on One Acre or Less. Sally speaks at many events including RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, London Permaculture Conference, Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival, Edible Garden Show, the Welsh Spring Festival, River Cottage Festival and the Water Resilience Summit in Totnes as well as to gardening clubs and WI groups. In 2023 she was invited to speak at the prestigious NW Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. 

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