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NEW! The GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Diet Design and Planning Program is now available for download!

Designed to be used in conjunction with How to Grow More Vegetables... (7th Edition), this program helps you streamline your data entry and garden planning processes using pre-formatted Excel spreadsheets.
Click a link below to find out more about how to download, activate and use this program.

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How to download and install the 5-day trial version of this program:

System requirements for running the software:

  • A PC computer running Microsoft Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7
  • Microsoft Excel 2000/ XP/ 2003/ 2007 installed
  • This program is not compatible with Apple Mac computers unless Bootcamp is being used (to boot into windows, etc.)
  1. Click here to download the trial version of the software.

  2. GB Diet Design and Planning.zip (~1MB) will begin downloading automatically.

  3. If you are prompted to open or save this program, click Save and choose a location on your computer to save the folder to.

  4. To install this software, please create a new directory folder on your computer (e.g.
    C:\GBDietDesign). The location and name of this folder can be whatever you wish.

  5. Copy the “GB Diet Design and Planning.zip” file into this folder and extract its contents (into this same folder).

    If you do not have any software on your computer to do this, then you may download and install either of the following free unzip software packages:

    TinyZIP: http://www.tinyzip.net/
    jZIP: http://www.jzip.com/index.php?bt=c&r=502&gclid=CKOngO-WiaICFR5Ogwod7AzzTw

  6. After you have extracted the files, a “Sample Diet Design” folder should be visible. This folder contains the GB Diet Design and Planning program, as well as an Instructions file and a set sample Diet Design files that may be viewed in PDF format.

    If you do not have a PDF viewer, you may download and install either of the following free PDF viewers:

    Adobe Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
    Cool PDF Reader: http://www.pdf2exe.com/CoolPDFReader.exe


  7. When you are ready to run the Diet Design application, simply double-click the GB Diet Design and Planning.exe file.

  8. When you run the application, you will likely see a windows warning message that says “The
    publisher could not be verified. Are you sure that you want to run this software?” Simply click Run and disregard this message to run the application. (This software contains no malicious code.)

  9. If you agree to the Software End User Agreement, click I Agree.

  10. A Welcome page will open, followed by the Microsoft Excel program with the GB Diet Design spreadsheet templates and an information window about the trial version. If desired, write down the contact information for Ecology Action (this information is also available below). Click Close to close the information window.

  11. You are now ready to begin using your trial version.

NOTE: You will not be able to copy or save your work using the trial version; in order to gain full functionality, you must purchased an activation code for your software, using the instructions below.

 

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How to buy and activate the full version of this program:

A full version of the GB Diet Design and Planning program is available for purchase online using our secure order form and PayPal payment page.

Prices for purchase/activation are: $30 for a Standard User License.

  1. Download and install the trial version of the software (Instructions Above)
  2. At the top of the Excel window, click the DoneEx menu; under Application GB Diet Design and Planning, click About.
  3. In the window that opens, click the Copy Computer ID button (it will seem like nothing happens).
  4. Click the Close button.
  5. Click here to open our secure order-form (the form will open in a new window).
  6. Fill out the form (paste the Computer ID code into the appropriate field), submit your order and complete payment via PayPal.

    When your order and payment are received, you will be sent an activation code for the software, and activation instructions via e-mail.

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Read the End User License Agreement (EULA)

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® DIET DESIGN AND PLANNING SOFTWARE
(c) 2010 Ecology Action, Willits, CA 95490, created by Ed Fernandez

END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (EULA)


This End-User License Agreement for Grow Biointensive Diet Design and Planning Software ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or an entity) and Ecology Action ("AUTHOR"). You agree that your use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT acknowledges that you have read this license, understand it, and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, DO
NOT INSTALL AND/OR USE THIS SOFTWARE.


1. LICENSE GRANT
The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold, to you by AUTHOR for use only under the terms of this License, and AUTHOR reserves any rights not expressly granted to you. All LICENSES grant end-user use on ONE computer only. The computer that the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is installed on is the ONLY computer that will permit licensed use.

1.1 LICENSE TYPES
AUTHOR provides the following types of licenses - EVALUATION LICENSE (TRIAL MODE),
STANDARD USER LICENSE, and STUDENT USER LICENSE. Before purchasing a license, you have to install the trial version of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and verify that the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is working correctly and as expected on your computer. With the STANDARD and STUDENT licenses, you are granted an indefinite period of software use on one computer, and a one-year maintenance period of SOFTWARE PRODUCT updates (when available) from the date of purchase. Upon expiration, you need to renew maintenance at 30% of the current LICENSE price to obtain another year of SOFTWARE PRODUCT updates. Otherwise, you may stay with your latest version of
the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. With the STANDARD and STUDENT licenses, you are also granted 10 minutes of free technical support via email. Thereafter, technical support will be available in 15-minute increments at the current hourly technical support fee ($30/hr as of May 2010).

1.2 EVALUATION LICENSE ENTITLEMENT
The EVALUATION LICENSE ENTITLEMENT only applies when you obtain a copy of the SOFTWARE
PRODUCT for the first time. You may use the Evaluation (Trial) Version of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for a 5-day evaluation period. After the evaluation period, if you want to continue to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT you must purchase the required number of STANDARD or STUDENT Licenses from AUTHOR. Packages created with the SOFTWARE PRODUCT under EVALUATION LICENSE are able to work for 5 days, CANNOT be used for commercial purpose, and contain the references to AUTHOR and SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

1.3 STANDARD USER LICENSE ENTITLEMENT
The STANDARD USER LICENSE ENTITLEMENT only applies after you have purchased the STANDARD
USER LICENSE from AUTHOR. AUTHOR grants to you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the copy of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT provided with this License. The STANDARD USER LICENSE authorizes you to use one copy of this SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a single
computer. You are authorized to use our product for commercial purposes, but NOT authorized to use our product as part of a SERVICE to third party developers or customers.

1.4 STUDENT LICENSE ENTITLEMENT
The STUDENT LICENSE ENTITLEMENT only applies after you have purchased the STUDENT LICENSE
from AUTHOR, subject to student-status eligibility. AUTHOR grants to you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the copy of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT provided with this License. The STUDENT LICENSE authorizes you to use one copy this SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a single computer. STUDENT LICENSE cannot be used for commercial purposes and is NOT authorized for use as part of a SERVICE to third party developers.

1.5 COMMERCIAL USE RESTRICTION
ALL of the above LICENSES are intended for use by an end-user on one computer. NONE of these LICENSES permit commercial consulting work for third parties, using this SOFTWARE PRODUCT. This use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is permitted only with a COMMERCIAL LICENSE not covered by this End-User License Agreement (EULA). For details about terms and pricing of the COMMERCIAL LICENSE, please contact Ecology Action directly using the contact information that follows.

2. ORDERING
To order a license, please go to: http://www.growbiointensive.org/GBDietDesign.html
Your order will require your computer's "HARDWARE ID". This can be accessed in the following ways:

EXPIRED TRIAL VERSION – Press the "Copy Hardware Id" button on the expired software dialog box before proceeding to place your online order.

UNEXPIRED TRIAL VERSION – In the software, select the following menu items:
DoneEx -> Application Diet Design Planning -> About Then press the "Copy Hardware Id" button on the “About” dialog box before proceeding to place your online order. Please report any difficulties to Ecology Action technical support at: techsupport[at]growbiointensive[dot]org

3. NO REFUND
No refund is given at any time, unless authorized by the AUTHOR under unexpected circumstances. The AUTHOR reserves the right to provide refunds, or make any commercially reasonable efforts to solve any issues at his discretion. Please contact the AUTHOR to see if you qualify for a refund.

4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
RELATING TO THIS SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER AUTHOR NOR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN
THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR DELIVERY OF THIS SOFTWARE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE SUCH SOFTWARE, EVEN IF AUTHOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIMS. THE PERSON USING THE SOFTWARE BEARS ALL
RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE.

5. EXCEPTIONS
No exceptions to any portion of this license agreement will be allowed without the express written permission of AUTHOR.

If you have any questions about this Agreement or the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, please feel free to contact Ecology Action directly at: techsupport[at]growbiointensive[dot]org

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'Contact/Technical Support

Click here to download a copy of the Instructions file for this program (82KB PDF)
(NOTE: this is the same file you receive when you download the program)

You can communicate with us about the GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Diet Design and Planning Software at:

ECOLOGY ACTION
5798 Ridgewood Road
Willits, CA 95490
USA: (707) 459-0150
http://www.growbiointensive.org
techsupport[at]growbiointensive[dot]org

Software Technical Support is available for activated versions of this program at the above number/email. The first 10 minutes of support are free, with any additional support charged at a rate of $30 per hour, payable by credit card.

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