Lee Reich, PhD dove into gardening over 40 years ago, initially with one foot in academia, as an agricultural scientist with the USDA and Cornell University, and one foot in the field, the organic field. He eventually expanded his field to a farmden (more than a garden, less than than a farm) and left academia to lecture, consult, and author a number of books. Besides providing an abundance of fruits and vegetables, his farmden has an educational mission and is a test site for innovative techniques in soil management, pruning, and food production. Science and an appreciation of natural systems underpin his work.
Multi-Dimensional Vegetable Gardening. Today’s gardens are smaller than those of years past. With planning, though, today’s gardens can give get us a lot more bang for the buck in terms of space used and energy expended. Using five dimensions lets you grow a lot of vegetables in a small space. We’ll explore each of those dimensions and look at examples of how to make them work.