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.

Arm Deep in Soil
When Jeavons arrive at Willits, he could hardly dent the soil with a spade. Now you can sink your arm into a freshly dug bed.