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3-Day Workshop Nov. 2-4, 2012

ChivesCulinary Herb Collection

Bountiful Gardens has a delicious collection
of culinary herbs for you to grow. Includes seven packets for growing herbs frequently used in cooking, such as broad-leaf parsley, chervil, culinary sage, Genovese basil, chives, summer savory, and thyme. Many of the plants have attractive blossoms that are bee-friendly.

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♥♥Did you know?♥♥

Common Ground Garden's
10th Annual Edible Garden Tour
is happening on
Saturday, July 23, 2016.

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Click here to see Ecology Action's 2016 Calendar of Events

Currently Certified

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Pedro Almoguera Sanchez, Madrid, Spain,
Adriana Barriga Valdéz, Mexico City, Mexico
Gustavo Campos, Jocotepec, Jalisco, Mexico
Nikki Duncan Kula, Hawaii, USA,
Felicia Echeverría Hermoso, San José, Costa Rica
Omar García Ramírez, Tepotzotlán, Estado de México, Mexico
Mateo Gonzalez López, Tepotzotlán, Estado de México, Mexico
Alma Isabel Guzmán Molina, Querétaro, Mexico
Valeria Guzmán Robles, Mexico City, Mexico
Gabriela Lucas Decke, Querétaro, Mexico
Agueda Edith Martinez Mateos, Mexico City, Mexico
Laura Patricia Mayagoitia Caraveo, Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico
Clara Isabel Sabas Soto & Gerardo Zarate Vargas
Malinaltepec, Guerrero, Mexico
Rosa Elena Velásquez Molina & Francisco Ruiz Orozco Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

"When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness
in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural
farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming
is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and
perfection of human beings.

~Masanobu Fukuoka, "The One-Straw Revolution


Karla Arroyo Rizo, Vera Cruz, Mexico
Cindy Connor, Ashland, Virginia, USA
Jose Agustín Medina& Marisol Tenorio Lopez
Aguascalientes, Mexico,
Steve Moore, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA
Margo and Dan Royer-Miller, Trotwood, Ohio, USA

Memberships Support Our Work!

Ecology Action is a non-profit, environmental, research and education organization, focusing on sustainable ways of living in general and GROW BIOINTENSIVE mini-farming in particular.

Membership Levels:
$40 Supporting
$60 Family
$100 Sustaining
$250 Outreach
$400 Research
$1,000 Program
$4,000 Benefactor
$10,000+ Legacy

— Bequests—
Ecology Action now has Bequest plans, including charitable remainder trusts and annuities, available for those who wish to support our important global self-help food-raising network into the future.

Contact John Jeavons at Ecology Action for more information, (707) 459-0150.

Please donate $40 to our 40th Anniversary Fundraiser!
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Common Ground Garden
A Project of Ecology Action

Gardening classes,
volunteer opportunities, and more!

Upcoming Classes:

Fall Pest Prevention
Saturday, October 1, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Taught by Teresa Lavell
Price: Only $5
... thanks to the City of Palo Alto Public Works,
Watershed Protection and the
Our Water, Our World program!

For more information/registration,
go to Common Ground Garden



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Equipping gardeners for self-reliance
since 1982!

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden is perfect for beginning biointensive gardeners. Available From Bountiful Gardens.

Your mail order source for Heirloom, Untreated, Open-Pollinated Seeds for Sustainable Food Production
Garden Supplies and Books, GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Publications and research papers

Online catalog & secure shopping cart:
Mail orders or phone:
18001 Shafer Ranch Rd., Willits CA 95490

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About The Garden Companion eNewsletter

: Leslie Roberts
Graphic Design, Online Version:
Shannon Joyner
Editorial Assistance:
Carol Cox and Mary Zellachild
Contributors: Paul Higgins, Matt Drewno, Colby Halligan, Rachel Laase, Boaz Oduor, Jason McNabb, BG staff, and GROW BIOINTENSIVE® friends from around the world..

The print version of this Newsletter is published 3 times per year. The eNewsletter follows soon after.


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