…. biodynamic/French intensive gardening (often referred to as “the method”) has slowly gained a reputation among organic gardeners in North America … largely through the efforts of Chadwick and John Jeavons (of Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula in Stanford, California). It was Jeavons who eventually took the technique—which Chadwick had synthesized from the intensive gardening practiced in turn-of-the-century France and the biodynamic theories developed by Rudolf Steiner in early twentieth-century Austria—and subjected it to careful modification and testing … always striving to produce the optimum yield from the smallest possible space.
And John’s harvests have been little short of amazing! His per-acre “method” crop production has, for example, climbed to between four and six times that of the average U.S. yield (while, in rare cases, the biodynamic/French intensive gardens have produced as much as 31 times the national crop average for a given amount of space!). In fact, Jeavons has gone so far as to estimate that it would be possible for an urban, suburban, or rural gardener to net as much as $10,000 a year from the produce that he or she could grow on a scant 1/10 acre!
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Applying such biodynamic/biointensive methods yields not only productive but beautiful results.