mission is to train people worldwide to better feed themselves while conserving resources.
What do we do?
Since 1972 we and our colleagues have been researching and developing
GROW BIOINTENSIVE®, a high-yielding, sustainable agricultural
system that emphasizes local food production and is based historically on intensive gardening systems.
How do we spread the system?
Education and training are the keys. Publications based on our
research are disseminated globally. We give trainings in the GROW
BIOINTENSIVE method all the way from the basic level up to the
training of trainers. Our publications and trainings have inspired
demonstration and teaching projects in Mexico, Kenya, Argentina,
Ecuador, Russia and Uzbekistan, with other trainers in place in
the U.S. and around the world. As a result, millions of people
have learned new techniques and have been taught to grow a nourishing
diet for themselves while protecting the Earth’s fragile
How do we influence the world as a small organization?
We equip individuals and organizations with the information, skills
and inspiration that enable them to take the next step. We remain
the core of this expanding global network, finding ways to make
crops grow well in non-optimal soil and climatic conditions at
our Research Mini-Farm/Garden, providing technical expertise,
acting as an information bank, maintaining quality assurance of
the GROW BIOINTENSIVE system, and catalyzing new projects as opportunities