Jeavons' food-growing methods are practiced in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps
John Jeavons has been working for 42 years researching and promoting backyard food production. He is the author of the best-selling book "How to Grow More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine" which has over 550,000 copies in print in seven languages. He has authored or helped create over 30 publications to enable people in all regions of the world to grow a balanced diet on a small plot of land. Jeavons' food-raising methods are being used in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps. Jeavons' is the Executive Director of the non-profit research organization Ecology Action, and the founding force behind the non-profit heirloom seed and tool company Bountiful Gardens.
Jeavons mini-farming techniques called "GROW BIOINTENSIVE" make it possible to grow food using:
- 67% to 88% less water
- 50% to 100% less fertilizer
- 99% less energy than commercial agriculture, while using a fraction of the resources.
To raise awareness of Jeavons work, Marjory Wildcraft did an interview with this leader in the movement towards individual and family food self-reliance. "John Jeavons has had the biggest impact of any man alive on helping people to grow their own food" says Wildcraft.
"Hundreds of thousands of people are able to eat dinner tonight because of Jeavons work." says Wildcraft. Wildcraft is planning a series of interviews with all the key figures in the homegrown food movement. "I am honored and delighted to have John be the first one in this series".
During the interview Wildcraft and Jeavons candidly discuss;
- How many humans the earth has resources to feed, and a specific date for when the carrying capacity will be exceeded.
- How the Bio-Intensive method is superior for growing soil.
- Why aquaponics is not a good solution for food production.
- Recommendations for home gardeners dealing with Fukashima radioactive fallout, geo-engineering toxins, and pollution from industry.
- Best locations for surviving collapse scenarios.
The interview is available at http://growyourowngroceries.org/homegrown-food-movement-leader-john-jeavons-interviewed-by-marjory-wildcraft/