Dr. Toshio Kijima is an agriculturalist, author and university professor. He served as the head of the Biotechnology Department at the Tochigi Prefectural Agricultural Experiment Station and as principal of the Nogyo Daigakko (School of Natural Farming) in Shizuoka Prefecture. He has served on numerous agricultural and environmental boards and has been honored for his work in promoting natural farming and environmental health. His work was featured in the 1990 short documentary Life in the Soil. His passion is to bring effective natural farming methods to home gardeners everywhere.
Clear and precise instructions are given for each combination...accompanied by detailed color drawings and photographs. Information on the theory and basics of companion planting will ensure a smooth transition to sustainable gardening techniques that millions of home gardeners are using! -Midwest Book Review ...certain to become a pocket guide and fine companion for any small-space gardener seeking to accomplish efficiencies in mixed and relayed planting as well as intercropping for better yields...Brilliantly executed graphics will make expert gardeners out of beginners with easy-to-follow measurements and tips for success. -Washington Gardener Magazine This book is not about Japanese gardens as we know them, but is about how the Japanese grow much of their fruit and vegetables in a most efficient, and very interesting, way!...Life on my allotment is soon to get VERY interesting! -Shakkei Journal