Practical Organic Gardening: A No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally is presented by Mark Highland of the Organic Mechanics Soil Company.

His presentation is a modern, eminently useful, and complete visual guide to growing organically. From the make-up of soil, to fighting bugs naturally, and using water ecologically, plus the many health benefits of organic gardening, author Mark Highland explains organic gardening from top to bottom through engaging text and appealing graphics. Filled with how-to projects and illustrated by step-by-step photography, this is a hands-on, get-your-fingernails-dirty look at long-popular gardening techniques updated for a modern age.

It was on a beautiful piece of Illinois farmland that Mark pushed his first shovel into garden soil. After he “grew up,” Mark focused his M.S. degree studies in the Longwood Graduate Program on compost and potting soil. After the Longwood Graduate Program, Mark started The Organic Mechanics Soil Company, LLC in 2006, and serves as President of Organic Mechanics. Mark has served as a consultant for the EPA and Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Mark is the author of the recently published Practical Organic Gardening: The No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally.

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