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Straw Bale Solutions: Creative Tips for Growing Vegetables in Bales at Home, in Community Gardens, and around the World by [Joel Karsten]

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"If you are looking for a way to grow, but face problems such as depleted soil, steep slopes, erosion from heavy rainfall or even a lack of soil altogether, a new book by Joel Karsten can help."--Grow Your Own Magazine

Readers will recognize many of the challenges any gardener faces, and learn valuable lessons from those experiences.--Michigan Gardener --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Joel Karsten developed the straw bale gardening method more than ten years ago. As interest grew, he became one of the most in-demand garden lecturers in the country. A pioneer and an entrepreneur, he has been featured in the New York Times, national television and radio, and dozens of other major media outlets. He has a degree in horticulture form the University of Minnesota and currently resides in Roseville, Minnesota. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07B2YHYST
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cool Springs Press (20 March 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 52257 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
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I grew up on a crop and dairy farm in Southwestern Minnesota, and started gardening as a kid with my Grandma Josephine. She was really my first "professor" of horticulture, but I rounded out my education with a BS in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota a few years later. Farming and caring for livestock is much more than a full time job. My dad always joked when I complained, "you can take a vacation anytime you want, as long as you're back in three hours!" I decided farming wouldn't be for me, so I became an entrepreneur starting a business while I was still a Junior at the University. I have owned a number of businesses over the years, but have always maintained my passion for gardening. I want to help you discover the greatest way ever to grow vegetables, a method of gardening I have perfected over the years, a method I call Straw Bale Gardening. If you've ever thought growing vegetables was difficult, time consuming, and hard on your knees and back, I will change your mind completely. My method eliminates weeding, and bending, making it so much easier. This method allows anyone, anywhere to grow a successful garden with a very small investment regardless of whether you even have soil in your yard at all.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just a great way to garden
By christine hall on 20 March 2018
As a follower of Joel’s method here in Urana NSW Australia the new book introduces you to success stories from around the world including here in Australia.
This gardening method is just perfect for all ages. I highly recommend this book. Let’s start a straw bale gardening revolution.
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Legs 11
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book - Joel Karsten's other one is better!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2018
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Dee Arr
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Inspirational
Reviewed in the United States on 29 March 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book about gardening ...
Reviewed in the United States on 30 January 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Straw Bale School Garden
Reviewed in the United States on 22 May 2018
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Jason W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good beginner book.
Reviewed in the United States on 5 March 2019
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