These are the basic books for learning

the Biointensive method; the results of our 40 years

of research and experience.

All you need to know to raise your own food and care for your soil sustainably is in these books written by John Jeavons, staff, and apprentices.

All of our booklets are printed on recycled paper.

We carry all the training materials (books, pamphlets, information sheets, and DVDs) for learning the Biointensive and GROW BIOINTENSIVE methods, including some in a number of languages (Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic). 





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Another Way to Wealth

Another Way to Wealth Sondra Blomberg, Personal Booklet 1,1991, 16 pp. Ecology Actions Personal Experience Booklet 1 A journey of one person from a good j...
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Appropriate Agriculture

Michael Shepard & John Jeavons, 1977, 14 pp. More EA Publications, This footnoted paper was presented at the 1977 “Small is Beautiful’’ Conference at UC...
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Biodynamic Gardening in India

Engineering of Photosynthesis Systems, Vol. 42 1980, 37 pp. More EA Publications, Summarizes 3 years’ work at their research center in Madras, India, and w...
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Booklet 00: Biointensive Mini-Farming: A Rational Use of Natural Resources

Biointensive Mini-Farming: A Rational Use of Natural Resources EA Staff, 1985, 13 pp. Ecology Action Research Papers, Explains what Ecology Action is doing...
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Booklet 01: Cucumber Bonanza

Cucumber Bonanza J Mogador Griffin, 1979, 18 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 1 Takes cucumbers as an example of a crop history and goes through 7 year...
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Booklet 02: One Crop Test Booklet: Soybeans

One Crop Test Booklet: Soybeans Griffin & Jeavons, 1980, 24 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 2 Contains step-by-step instructions for conducting com...
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Booklet 09: A Perspective, Ecology Action Research Reports

A Perspective John Jeavons, 1981, 17 pp. Ecology Action Research Papers, A paper given at The Second International Conference on Small Scale Intensive Food...
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Booklet 11: Examining the Tropics: A Small Scale Approach to Sustainable

Examining the Tropics: A Small Scale Approach to Sustainable Agriculture Jeavons & Griffin, 1982, 40 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 11 A “working...
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Booklet 12: Growing and Gathering Your Own Fertilizers

Growing and Gathering Your Own Fertilizer EA staff, Booklet 12,1984, 140 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 12 We’ve had increasing requests for a book on...
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Booklet 13: Growing To Seed

Growing to Seed Peter Donelan, Boklet 13, revised 1999, 45 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 13 How to grow all your own seed in the smallest possible a...
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Booklet 14-The Complete 21-Bed Biointensive Mini-Farm

The Complete 21-Bed Biointensive Mini-Farm John Jeavons, Booklet 14, 1987, 32 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 14 Currently it takes a minimum of 10,00...
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Booklet 15: One Basic Mexican Diet, Ecology Action Research Reports

One Basic Mexican Diet J Mogador Griffin, 1987, 32 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet This booklet grew out of Gary Stoner’s work with the Menos y Mejore...
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Booklet 16: Foliar Feeding, Ecology Action Research Reports

Foliar Feeding Peter Donelan, Booklet 16,1988, 9 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 16 A consideration of how to get the most from your crops through fol...
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Booklet 17: Backyard Garden Research For Food and Flavor

Backyard Garden Research John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, 1988, 32 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 17 Techniques for improving your garden and gardeni...
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Booklet 18: Dried, Cut, and Edible Flowers for Pleasure, Food and Income

Dried, Cut, and Edible Flowers for Pleasure, Food and Income Louisa Lenz, booklet 18, 1990, 60 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 18 Flowers enrich our l...
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Booklet 19: Micro-Farming; A Seventeen Year Perspective

Biointensive Micro-Farming; A Seventeen Year Perspective John Jeavons, 1989, 20 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 19 This booklet answers many of the mo...
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Booklet 20: Some of John Jeavons' Favorite Readings

An Ecology Action Reading Guide John Jeavons, 2013, 44 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 20 A huge reading list of John Jeavon's favorite books, lis...
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Booklet 21: Micro-farmers as a Key to The Revitalization.of the World's Agriculture and Environment, Ecology Action Research Reports

Micro-farmers as a Key to The Revitalization of the World’s Agriculture and Environment John Jeavons, 1989, 13 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 21 Micr...
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Booklet 22: Grow Your Manure For Free

Grow Your Manure For Free John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, 1990, 12 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 22 An excellent and concise summary on growing comp...
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Booklet 24: Ecology Action's Comprehensive Definition of Sustainability

Ecology Action’s Comprehensive Definition of Sustainability John Jeavons & Steve Rioch, 2005, 4 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 24 What specifical...
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Booklet 25: One Basic Kenyan Diet

One Basic Kenyan Diet: Diet, Income and Compost Crop Designs in a Three Bed Learning Model Patrick Wasike, 1991, 23 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 25...
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Booklet 26: Learning To Grow All Your Own Food

Learning To Grow All Your Own Food: One Bed Model For Compost, Diet and Income Crops Carol Cox & Staff, 1991, 25 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet ...
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Booklet 27: Growing Medicinal Herbs in as Little as Fifty Square Feet

Growing Medicinal Herbs in as Little as Fifty Square Feet - Uses and Recipes Louisa Lenz-Porter, Booklet 27, 1995, 40 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 2...
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Booklet 28: The Smallest Possible Area to Grow Food and Feed

The Smallest Possible Area to Grow Food and Feed, Investigation into Sustainable Diet and Dairy Production Emmanuel Chiwo Omondi, , 1997, 45 pp. Ecology ...
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Booklet 30: GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Sustainable Mini-Farming

GROW BIOINTENSIVE ® Sustainable Mini-Farming Teacher Certification Program EA Staff, Ecology Action Research Booklet 30, 2002, 38 pp. This booklet can be d...
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Booklet 31: Designing a GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Sustainable Mini-Farm

Designing a GROW BIOINTENSIVE ® Sustainable Mini-Farm – A Working Paper Ecology Action Staff, Booklet 31, revised edition 2013, 46 pp. Ecology Action R...
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Booklet 32: GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Composting and Growing Compost Materials

GROW BIOINTENSIVE ® Composting and Growing Compost Materials Ecology Action Staff, Booklet 32, 2007, 35 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 32 Revised v...
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Booklet 33: Grow Your Own Grains: Raising, Harvesting and Uses

Ecology Action Staff, 2008, 28 pp Ecology Action Research Booklet 33 At last! A working paper on basic grain raising and harvesting on a small scale, appr...
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Booklet 34: Food for the Future, Now: A Survival Garden Plan

Damon P Miller II, MD, CNP, Carol Cox, Robin Mankey, Booklet 34, 2nd Edition 2014, 57 pp. Ecology Action Research Booklet 34 There is a difference betwe...
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Booklet 35: Growing More Food With Less Water

Ecology Action Staff, 2011, 25 pp Ecology Action Research Booklet 35 This booklet is for gardeners who have limited water for the growing of their food, eit...
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Booklet 36: An Experimental Thirty-three - Bed GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Mini-Farm

John Jeavons, 2011, 34 pp Ecology Action Research Booklet 36 This booklet is our newest plan, based upon 40 years of solid research, for growing all your...
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Booklet 37: Energy Use in Biointensive Food Production

Energy Use in Biointensive Food Production Steve Moore. 2013, 28 pp. Ecology Action Self-Teaching Mini-Series #37 Can you be energy self-suffic...
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Charla

John Jeavons, 1989, 2 pp. Spanish, Other Spanish Publications, A talk that John gave many times in Mexico in November, 1989, that beautifully summarizes the...
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Circle of Plenty Booklet

EA Staff, 1996, 26 pp. More EA Publications, Inspiring stories and personal Biointensive experiences from around the world. A sampler of the good that Bioin...
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Comment Faire Pousser Plus des Legumes

PLEASE NOTE:  SHIPPING TO FRANCE IS AROUND $22!  The website will add only shipping for the USA, and we will charge the additional cost when we ship.  2...
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Cultivating Our Garden

4 pp. Grow in Many Languages, An article on Biointensive from In Context magazine. Available in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese or English versions. AP...
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Cultivating Our Garden

4 pp. Grow in Many Languages, An article on Biointensive from In Context magazine. Available in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese or English versions. AP...
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Cultivating Our Garden

4 pp. Grow in Many Languages, An article on Biointensive from In Context magazine. Available in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese or English versions. AP...
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Cultivating Our Garden

4 pp. Grow in Many Languages, An article on Biointensive from In Context magazine. Available in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese or English versions. AP...
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Cultivating Our Garden

4 pp. Grow in Many Languages, An article on Biointensive from In Context magazine. Available in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese or English versions. AP...
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Cultivo Biointensivo de Alimentos

6th edition, 2004, 261 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, APPROX WEIGHT: 1.088 lbs.
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El Hombre de los Arboles Escritos Selectos de Richard

Escritos Selectos de Richard St. Barbe Baker ed. Karen Gridley, 1989, 1996, 149 pp. APPROX WEIGHT: .863 lbs.
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Engl-Russ/Russ-Engl Biointensive Dictionary

Biointensive & Environmental Dictionary Carol Vesecky (ed.), 1990, 26 pp. Grow in Many Languages, Russian Booklets, This was an outgrowth of 1990’s tra...
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Future Fertility Transforming Human Waste Into Human Wealth

Transforming Human Waste Into Human Wealth John Beeby, 1995, 164 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, We are beginning to realize what mos...
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How To Grow More Vegetables and Fruits and Nuts and ...

How To Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Bedrries,grains, and other crops Subtitle: than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine ...
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How To Grow More Vegetables and Fruits and Nuts and ...

How To Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Bedrries,grains, and other crops Subtitle: than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine ...
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How To Grow More Vegetables - Arabic

5th edition, 1997, 300 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, APPROX WEIGHT: 2.188 lbs.
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How To Grow More Vegetables - Hindi

1st edition, 1987, 70 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, APPROX WEIGHT: .2 lbs.
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How to Grow More Vegetables--Russian

8th Edition of a Classic--All in Russian.Newly translated, and published here with all of the illustrations and charts. This is a wonderful resource for aid ...
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Huertos Familiares

Juan Manuel Martinez Valdez, 1992, El Metodo de Cultivo Biointensivo has redescubierto una serie de tecnicas de cultivo usadas desde hace miles de anos por...
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Living Quarters for Plant Roots

Henry C DeRoo, 1956, 6 pp. More EA Publications, This important reprint from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens gives a good description, with photographs, of t...
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Mehr Gemuse Im Eigenen Garten

1st edition, 82 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, APPROX WEIGHT: .75 lbs.
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More about neem (info sheet)

SECTION: Plant Protection Supplies We have avoided offering "wide-range" pesticides because they usually hurt your beneficials and your garden's ecology as ...
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One Circle: How To Grow A Complete Diet

How to Grow a Complete Diet in Less Than 1000 Square Feet Dave Duhon & Cindy Gebhard, 1984, 200 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, U...
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Proceedings from the Soil, Food and People Conference

Hugh Roberts, editor, 2002, 180 pp. SECTION: Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, From a conference presented by Ecology Action and attended by...
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Siberian Biointensive Research Report

Larissa Avrorina, 1995, 16 pp. More EA Publications, A detailed research report and conclusions from a year of Siberian Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farmin...
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Solar Water Heater

Solar Water Heater Jeff Smith and John Warner, Technical Booklet 1, 2000, 12 pp. Ecology Action Technical Booklet 1: Sweaty gardeners at our research gar...
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Spanish 13: Cultivo De Semillas

Cultivo De Semillas Peter Donelan, 1986, 80 pp. Las habas ofrecen un contraste obscuro a estas alegres chirivias. Son negras y melladas, quebrandose como ...
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Spanish 14: La Mini-Granja Biointensiva de 21 Camas:

La Mini-Granja Biointensiva de 21 Camas: Fertilidad, Nutricion y Ingreso John Jeavons, 1986, 39 pp. Esta area de cultivo con 21 camas requeriria de 2 a 4 h...
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Spanish 15: Una Dieta Mexicana Basica

Una Dieta Mexicana Basica J Mogador Griffin, 1987, 32 pp. Este folleto explora la dieta de una familia mexicana. Algunos de los alimentos son cultivados e...
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Spanish 16: Fertilizacion Foliar

Fertilizacion Foliar Peter Donelan, 1988, 9 pp. Mientras descendia por la colina hacia nuestro huerto, me detuve por un momento para examinar un poco de mu...
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Spanish 17: Investigando En El Huerto

Investigando En El Huerto John Jeavons & Bill Bruneau, 1988, 32 pp. "Para cultivar es necesario usar tanto la ciencia como el arte Nuestra habilidad a...
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Spanish 19: Minicultivo Biointensivo, Una Perspectiva de 17

Minicultivo Biointensivo, Una Perspectiva de 17 Anos John Jeavons, 1989, 20 pp. A la luz de los problemas munidales de aumento de la poblacion, hambre, red...
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Spanish 1: Bonanza de Pepinos

Bonanza de Pepinos J Mogador Griffin, 1979, 18 pp. Esta serie sesea mostrar a la gente como empezar y ensearles la responsabilidad que tienen de proverse s...
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Spanish 22: Cultive Su Abono Verde

El cultivar abono verde - sembrar cultivos especialmente por su production de materia organica y sus propidades para mejorar el suelo - puede fortalecer dram...
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Spanish 24: Definicion de Sostenibilidad

Definicion de Sostenibilidad John Jeavons & Steve Rioch, Spanish, 1990, 4 pp. Desde 1975 Ecology Action ha estado Utilzando las palabras "Sostenible" y...
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Spanish Booklet 11: Examinando los Tropicos

Examinando Los Tropicos Un Enfoque En Pequena Escala Para La Agricultura Sostenible Jeavons & Griffin, 1982, 40 pp. La informacion de la primera parte ...
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Spanish Ecology Action Library

Spanish, Other Spanish Publications, Consists of: Cultivo Biointensivo de Alimentos, 3 Ecology Action Spanish booklets (#0, #13 and #15), El Hombre de los Ar...
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Span to Engl / Engl to Span Biointensive Dictionary

Pat Harpestrite & G. Montrouil, 1987, 31 pp. Spanish, Other Spanish Publications, Translates words used in Spanish How to Grow More Vegetables (1st edit...
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Test Your Soil With Plants

Test Your Soil With Plants John Beeby, 2nd ed. 2013, 167 pp.(formerly Booklet 29) For thousands of years, farmers were able to predict the agricultural v...
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The Backyard Homestead Mini-Farm & Garden Log Book

Mini-Farm & Garden Log Book Jeavons, Griffin, and Leler, l983 - spiral bound, 234 pp. Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, For those who w...
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The Basic Biointensive Library

Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, While How To Grow is all you need to start and to practice Biointensive gardening, we continue to produce a...
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The Complete Ecology Action Library

Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Publications, Everything Ecology Action has in print in the English language as of the start of the year (not Videos, DVD...
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The Sustainable Vegetable Garden

The Backyard Guide To Higher Yields and Healthy Soil John Jeavons & Carol Cox, revised 1999, 118 pp. SECTION: Ecology Action GROW BIOINTENSIVE(R) Pub...
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Weaving A Lavender Wand

Carol Cox, 1993, 4 pp. Growing Herbs, Carol teaches workshop participants to make these traditional scented wands. They make wonderful gifts. APPROX WEIGHT...