The Living Soil Handbook

“The Living Soil Handbook” by Farmer Jesse Frost combines his vast no-till farming experience with insights from leading market gardeners.

This guide is a must-read for anyone aiming to nurture healthier, more productive soil through no-till methods.

Core Principles

  • Minimal soil disturbance
  • Continuous soil cover
  • Persistent planting

Farmer Jesse elaborates on applying these principles to diverse garden environments. This approach tailors no-till methods to specific goals and contexts.

Practical Wisdom

  • Insight into photosynthesis and soil life
  • Strategies for turning over beds and using compost
  • Tips on mulching, path management, and fertility
  • Guidance on cover cropping and intercropping
  • Focused advice for producing seven major crops

Tools and Practices

The book highlights field-tested tools and practices for soil health. It encourages gardeners to adopt methods that promote soil biology, without stressing over strict no-till definitions.

Goal-Oriented Approach

Farmer Jesse’s main aim is to inspire gardeners to create a soil-nurturing no-till system. The handbook offers a wealth of options to design a custom no-till approach for any garden or farm.

“The Living Soil Handbook” is more than just a manual. It’s a comprehensive journey into fostering living soil for a thriving garden or farm.


Author: Jesse Frost

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781645020264

Country: UK  

Pages: 304

Language: English  

Dimension: 7 x 10 inch