Want to grow a lot of organic food
in a small space?
Gene Bazan and Tania Slawecki will present two programs on growing vegetables using methods that increase yields, decrease purchased inputs and build soil fertility at low cost.
In their backyard garden in Lemont, Tania and Gene have integrated permaculture principles with those of John Jeavon's Grow Biointensive method. They started 20 years ago with two 50 sq.ft. beds, and now have 2,500 sq.ft. devoted to fruits, vegetables and herbs, both culinary and medicinal.
The two helped start the Center for Sustainability at Penn State in the late 1990s, which Tania directed for three years. Both have given talks on sustainable food growing, including workshops at Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, where they are lifetime members. Their website www.neo-terra.org.