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Ecology Action - The Garden Companion Newsletter 2012

Ecology Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has been teaching people worldwide to better feed themselves while building the soil and conserving resources since 1971. 
Bountiful Gardens and Common Ground Center are projects of Ecology Action.

This is the first edition of our quarterly e-newsletter and we hope you like it!
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Articles in this issue:

A GROW BIOINTENSIVE Soil Research Project in Kenya
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From the Pacific Rim: Biointensive on the Island of Yap
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The GROW BIOINTENSIVE Training Program in South Sudan
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Biointensive Farming Taught at Elon University, Elon, NC
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Ecology Action's Garden Report from Willits, CA
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Salt Lake City Begins Food Production Assessment
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Common Ground Garden News from Palo Alto, CA
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About the 2-Month Summer Internship 
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Interview with Lamine Diawara, Intern from Senegal
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Garden Tip: Free the Beans!
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Recipe: Garlic Scape Pesto
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Announcements: Next 3-Day Workshop: November 2-4, 2012, Certified GB Teachers, John Jeavons on Facebook, Ecology Action's 2013 Garden Calendar is here.
Read more at Lamine Diawara, an intern from Senegal, discusses life and GROW BIOINTENSIVE Garden Tip: Free the Beans! Click here to read more Click to read the news from the Common Ground Garden in Palo Alto, CA 2012 brought a bumper crop of interns to Ecology Action's 2-month Summer Internship Program. Click here to read about the interns, and their activities! Steve Moore writes about how Elon University's Environmental Studies Department is integrating Biointensive farming into its curriculum. Your Donations Keep Us Growing! A Quarterly Publication on the world of GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming The Gardener's Companion: Ecology Action's Online Newsletter Samuel Nderitu and John Beeby explore how GROW BIOINTENSIVE can improve soil fertility in Kenya From the Pacific Rim: Biointensive in Yap GB Training Program in South Sudan Salt Lake City Initiates Food Production Assessment Recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto Check us out on Facebook! Garden Report from Ecology Action Headquarters in Willits, CA Join us for the next GROW BIOINTENSIVE workshop: Nov. 2-4, 2012. Click here for more information Find Certified Biointensive Teachers John Jeavons is on Facebook, too! Ecology Action's 2013 Calendar is now available! Click for more Biointensive Events Click here to send an email to
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Common Ground Organic Garden Center
Common Ground in Palo Alto, CA is a project of Ecology action, and provides a wide selection of applied classes and events in sustainable living and organic gardening, seeds and plant starts, tools and garden supplies, a demonstration garden, and a community of fellow farmers and gardeners.
If you are near Palo Alto, and are interested in sustainable living, please stop by and see us!
Bountiful Gardens: Seeds, Tools and Books Online
The new 8th edition of John Jeavons' classic Biointensive gardening handbook, How to Grow More Vegetables is available from Ecology Action's online store, Bountiful Gardens, along with organic seeds, quality tools and other books, articles and videos on sustainable living.
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