The Garden Tool Handbook

For Serious Gardeners to Small-Scale Farmers

Searching for efficient, cost-effective ways to level up your growing? The Garden Tool Handbook is the essential guide to choosing the right tool for the right job at the right time. Covers must-have equipment, supplies, and techniques for every task from planting to harvest for farms, homesteads, or market gardens.

By: Zach Loeks

$29.25 USD$35.99 USD

This item will be released January 14, 2025.

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Level up your growing with the right tool for every job

Searching for effective, economical ways to level up your growing? The Garden Tool Handbook is the essential guide to choosing the right hand tool for the right job at the right time, and maximizing quality, efficiency, and profitability on your farm, homestead, or market garden.

Carefully selected garden equipment is the first line of defense against pests, weeds, and drought; a helping hand at all stages of cultivation; and your greatest ally in crop management. Edible ecosystem expert Zach Loeks reveals the valuable information you need to optimize productivity including:

  • How to ensure a smooth workflow and prevent labor bottlenecks by understanding the garden operation cycle from planting to harvest
  • The advantages of tackling repetitive seasonal tasks with hand tools, such as ergonomic benefits, increased output, and more enjoyment
  • Multifunctional equipment and professional tool systems for every operation from start-up to pro grower How smart, timely tool acquisitions can provide a high return on investment and improve your bottom line
  • Case studies, farm use scenarios, maintenance and storage guidelines, pro tips, and more.

The future of food is small-scale agriculture, and innovative, affordable garden implements adapted to specific crops, environments, and production styles are the key to revolutionizing our food system. This richly illustrated, full-color resource is a must-read for serious gardeners, professional growers, edible landscapers, and anyone who wants to grow better.

About The Author(s)

Zach Loeks is an educator, designer, and grower who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design through landscaping and education. He is director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute, which is dedicated to the education, propagation, and inspiration of ecosystem solutions for land use transition. He consults widely with homes, farms, colleges, schools, and municipalities across Canada and United States, and through many biomes from Guatemala and South Africa to the Yukon and Mongolia. Zach manages an award-winning farm with diversified food forest products, and his innovations have won three provincial awards and are featured in his first book The Permaculture Market Garden. He lives in Cobden, Ontario.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9781774060025

Page Count: 240

Dimensions: 7.5 × 9 × 0.55 in

Publication Date: January 14, 2025

Images: Full Color

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