John JeavonsGROW BIOINTENSIVE Workshops offer an excellent opportunity to acquire a wealth of information on the most efficient gardening method we know. This information has been gathered from over thirty-five years of research, and is currently in use in over 130 countries around the world.

John Jeavons has been the Director of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming program for Ecology Action since 1972. He is the author of How to Grow More Vegetablesand Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine, the primer on sustainable Biointensive Mini-Farming, which is currently available in English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Hindi and Russian.

John says it is better to grow small fruits in grow tents. This frees up space. And for those who don’t have enough land a grow tent is excellent opportunity.

Vegetable can also be easily grow in a grow tent. However depending on the size of vegetables one must choose grow tent accordingly. For example, if you are growing a vegetable the size of your fist then 4x4 grow tent is best suitable. If the size of fruit or vegetable is larger then you need to opt for 8x8 grow tent or even 10x10 grow tent.

For those who find it difficult to buy and set up a grow tent, John recommends purchasing grow tent packages

A grow tent package comes with all the necessary kits. You don’t have to do anything. Just install the grow tent and start growing

If you need a complete list of grow tents check this site out. It has listed more than 20 different types of grow tents. Sizes ranges from 2x2 up to 10x20 for large growers.



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In this beautiful film produced by the talented Amy Melious, I have the honor of introducing four remarkable individuals making a difference in the world through their involvement in the Biointensive farming movement.

Meet Mary Zellachild from California, Samuel and Perris Nderitu from Kenya, and Juan Manuel Martinez Valdez from Mexico. See people of all ages making a difference throughout the world. Become inspired to get started yourself, growing food and working toward a promising future of good food for all.

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In the News
John Jeavons is featured in the February 2013 issue of
the San Francisco Chronicle's online magazine SFGate,
in the article Three Ways to Improve Soil for Spring

Watch the hope-filled story of GROW BIOINTENSIVE of Kenya (G-BIACK),
a project supported by Ecology Action and its members:

You can help make success stories like this possible.
Please donate and become part of the ecosystem of hope.

John Jeavons is featured in the Authors@Google series!

John Jeavons at Google

John Jeavons spoke at Google in Mountain View on April 12, 2012
about his four decades pioneering biointensive farming
and what we can do for food security in the future.

You can watch the video of John's talk below:

"Very compelling vision, really makes me want to try some farming!"
-comment from a YouTube viewer

Watch the latest installment of the self-teaching video series
from John Jeavons and Cynthia Raiser Jeavons

Session 9: Maintaining Your Garden

To view more episodes online, or to buy the full-length series on DVD
or as a gift pack with How to Grow More Vegetables, click here.



John Jeavons
5798 Ridgewood Road  •  Willits, CA 95490
phone 707.459.5958 (between 10AM - 3PM Pacific Standard Time only, please!)
 fax 707.459.5978