John Jeavons: Blazing the Trail of Biointensive Agriculture

California grower and researcher John Jeavons has demonstrated that hand-dug, biointensive garden beds can produce yields two to six times higher than standard American agriculture while using only a fraction of the water, fertilizer and energy.

Digging in Garden
At his research minifarm in Willits, California, Jeavons teaches an apprentice special ergonomic tricks that can make digging a garden bed a lot easier.
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