Jeavons' food-growing methods are practiced in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps

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John Jeavons, a Leader of the Homegrown Food Movement, Is Recognized

For Incredible Contribution To Humanity

BASTROP, Texas, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Jeavons has been

working for 42 years researching and promoting backyard food

production. He is the author of the best-selling book "How to Grow

More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than

You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine" which has

over 550,000 copies in print in seven languages. He has authored or

helped create over 30 publications to enable people in all regions of

the world to grow a balanced diet on a small plot of land. Jeavons'

food-raising methods are being used in 141 countries and by such

organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps.

Jeavons' is the Executive Director of the non-profit research

organization Ecology Action, and the founding force behind the

non-profit heirloom seed and tool company Bountiful Gardens.

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Jeavons mini-farming techniques called "GROW BIOINTENSIVE" make it

possible to grow food using:

- 67% to 88% less water

- 50% to 100% less fertilizer

- 99% less energy than commercial agriculture, while using a fraction

of the resources.

To raise awareness of Jeavons work, Marjory Wildcraft did an interview

with this leader in the movement towards individual and family food

self-reliance. "John Jeavons has had the biggest impact of any man

alive on helping people to grow their own food" says Wildcraft.

"Hundreds of thousands of people are able to eat dinner tonight

because of Jeavons work." says Wildcraft. Wildcraft is planning a

series of interviews with all the key figures in the homegrown food

movement. "I am honored and delighted to have John be the first one

in this series".

During the interview Wildcraft and Jeavons candidly discuss;

- How many humans the earth has resources to feed, and a specific date

for when the carrying capacity will be exceeded.

- How the Bio-Intensive method is superior for growing soil.

- Why aquaponics is not a good solution for food production.

- Recommendations for home gardeners dealing with Fukashima

radioactive fallout, geo-engineering toxins, and pollution from

industry.

- Best locations for surviving collapse scenarios.

The interview is available at

http://growyourowngroceries.org/homegrown-food-movement-leader-john-jeavons-interviewed-by-marjory-wildcraft/

Homegrown Food On Every Table is the catalyzing statement for the

organization founded by Marjory Wildcraft. "Growing your own

groceries and backyard food production is the answer to many of the

major issues we are facing today" say Wildcraft. "Here in the US,

malnutrition is just one of the many elephants in the room no one is

talking about".

Marjory Wildcraft also teaches people how to grow, prepare, and

preserve their own food and medicine and is passionate about backyard

food production. Wildcraft says she relies heavily on the work of

Jeavons. Wildcraft was recently featured as an expert in sustainable

living in National Geographic. She is an author of several books, but

is best known for her video series "Grow Your Own Groceries" which has

over 300,000 copies being used in over 30 countries around the world.

Wildcraft also organizes an online group of grassroots researchers who

are working to help humanity transition to more sustainable

lifestyles.

Media contact: Marjory Wildcraft Email 830 839 4077

Read more news from Marjory Wildcraft.

SOURCE Marjory Wildcraft

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