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Foreword by Lynn Byczynski Introduction: Sustaining Community and Agriculture PART 1: TECHNIQUES Planning Year-Round Production Create Your Own Field Manual Crop Review Crop Rotations for Vegetables and Cover Crops Seed Storage, Inventory and Orders Scheduling Transplants How Much to Grow Planting Crop Spacing Transplanting Tips Direct Sowing Summer Germination of Seeds Succession Planting for Continuous Harvesting Sustainable Crop Protection Season Extension Cold-Hardy Winter Vegetables The Hoophouse in Winter and Spring The Hoophouse in Summer Soil and Crop Quality Maintaining Soil Fertility Cover Crops Cover Crops Chart Sustainable Disease Management Sustainable Weed Management Sustainable Pest Management Harvest and Beyond Manual Harvesting Techniques Winter Vegetable Storage (Without Refrigeration) Root Cellars PART 2: CROPS Legumes Green Beans Southern Peas, Asparagus Beans and Limas Fava Beans Edamame Snap Peas and Snow Peas Peanuts Brassicas Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale and Collards in Spring Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale and Collards in Fall Asian Greens Other Greens Spinach Chard and Other Summer Cooking Greens Lettuce All Year Round Roots Carrots, Beets and Parsnips Celery and Celeriac Turnips and Rutabagas Cucurbits Summer Squash and Zucchini Winter Squash and Pumpkins Cucumbers and Muskmelons Watermelon Alliums Garlic Bulb Onions Potato Onions Leeks Nightshades Tomatoes Peppers Eggplant Potatoes The Others Okra Sweet Corn Sweet Potatoes Seed Crop Production Seed Growing The Business of Seed Crops by Ira Wallace Resources Index About The Author

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Co-op available Excerpts will be offered to Organic Gardening, Mother Earth News, Permaculture Activist, Urban Farm, Hobby Farm National advertising will be placed in Mother Earth News, E Magazine, Permaculture Activist, Urban Farm and Communities magazine Email campaign to CSAs, intentional communities and community gardens An email announcement will be sent to college and university environmental and sustainable agriculture faculty and acquisitions librarians Social Media Outreach: Promoted on New Society Publishers Facebook page with book announcement and contest, featured on New Society Book Club Forum, promotion on @NewSocietyPub Twitter. Promoted through the author's blog and through the Twin Oaks Community website, http://www.twinoaks.org/

About the Author

Pam Dawling is a contributing editor with Growing For Market magazine. An avid vegetable grower for 38 years, she has been farming as a member of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over 20 years, where she helps grow food for around 100 people on three and a half acres and provides training in sustainable vegetable production. Pam's farming experience includes caring for cows, sheep, goats, pigs, bees, chickens, ducks and geese; growing small acreages of wheat, barley, oats, field beans and hay, using old farm implements, and growing and cooking more than sixty different kinds of vegetables and fruits.

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