Hmm, is his thread still read? I learned bio-intensive inSanta Cruz Ca. in the eighties. Bio-intesive vegetables and a Mayan corn field were my food supply in the ninties. When I left my farm, within three months there was no sign of my work. Within a year almost no visable soil improovment. I egan to seek more sustainable lowere labor soil building techniques, eventually comming to call my thing 'permaculture'. Bio-intansive is the most reliable way I have found to abundantly grow diffacult vegaables (all European bi anuals), but I have it currently relagated to two or three zone one beds. While corn and ameranth and some others are abundant calorie -compost crops (ameranth is a local staple, the seeds are the easyest grain to harvest, and he leaves are a superfood pot herb), I always ended up in a rob Peter to pay Paul situation. Also , If you do not achieve bio-intensive yeild, you are loosing way to much soil and nutrients (only when it is that ful are there enough roots for your nutrients to stay in the bio cycle. As bio intensive involves double digging, and no mulch, (wood chips for no till) mychoriza is lost and phosphate depletion occers in heavy rains. Bio intensive is still my best way to produce comercial vegetables, and I do, but, I call it organic farming and not permaculture.