Author, USDA/Cornell researcher, and gardener Lee Reich proposes an idea so old it's new: care for the soil from the top down, the way Nature does. His system is built around four components: minimal soil disruption, soil surface protection, minimal soil compaction, and drip irrigation. Benefits? Dispense with tilling and turning, plant earlier, water less, preserve and increase organic matter, and enjoy healthier plants. Read it and reap! 200 pages, 2001.
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