Straw Bale Solutions

Creative Tips for Growing Vegetables in Bales at Home, in Community Gardens, and around the World

Straw Bale Solutions
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Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780760357392
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Half a Million Straw Bale Gardeners Can’t Be Wrong

From Australia to France to the UK and far beyond, Straw Bale Gardening is making an impact. The revolutionary method of growing food in bales has been on the scene for just a few years, but in that time it has spread across the world with unprecedented speed. The reason? In any climate and on any continent you can grow beautiful, fresh vegetables in environments where no food has grown before.
 
In Straw Bale Solutions you will find over two dozen stories of SBG gardens that inspire as much as they educate. You will recognize in them many of the challenges any gardener faces, and you will see how you can use the experiences of others to write your own SBG success story.
 
Since he created Straw Bale Gardening in his home in the Midwestern US, author Joel Karsten has talked to thousands of gardeners and traveled to dozens of countries to spread the SBG word. Here, in Joel’s own words, is a collection of fascinating illustrated stories that you can enjoy and learn from. For example:
 
• Cambodian SBGs grow food during Monsoon season- for the first time
• SBGs sprout fresh veggies in the rocky Swiss Alps
• A community garden in New Jersey turns an EPA site into a food haven
• An SBG in the lowlands of the Netherlands rises above constant floods
• And many more stories of SBG success that have lessons just for you
 

The author

Joel Karsten developed the straw bale gardening method more than ten years ago. As interest grew, he became one of the most in-demand garden lecturers in the country. A pioneer and an entrepreneur, Karsten has been featured in the New York Times, national television and radio, and dozens of other major media outlets. Karsten has a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota, and currently resides in Roseville, Minnesota.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780760357392
Illustrations: 128 color photos
Size: 7.48 in x 9.69 in / 189.99 mm x 246.13 mm
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