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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2025-01-14
ISBN: 9781774060025
Format: Paperback - 240 pages
Size: 7.5" x 9" (w x h)

The Garden Tool Handbook

For Serious Gardeners to Small-Scale Farmers

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

Zach Loeks is an educator, grower, permaculture designer, and innovator. Director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute, he helps homes, farms, schools, and municipalities create more edible and diverse landscapes. He is the author of The Two-Wheel Tractor Handbook and The Edible Ecosystem Solution. Zach lives on his award-winning farm in Cobden, ON.

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