The broadfork

research projects over the coming months:

(inspired by Sebastian, aprevious Saha Astitva volunteer)

1.  Make a broadfork:

One such innovation — the broadfork or “U-bar” — was designed at John Jeavons’ request by two Stanford University engineering students who worked from traditional French and Canadian designs for similar tools. The broadfork garden tool is used after a bed has been initially well prepared with a spade and fork, and can—for all subsequent preparations—reduce the required digging time from approximately two hours per 100 square-foot bed to 20 minutes or less!

Jeavons graciously allowed MOTHER EARTH NEWS to publish drawings of the broadfork so anyone who wants to try biointensive gardening can cut his or her labor time while keeping yields up.

and see
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