books about: farming
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Brett L. Markham
Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, ...
In this book you will be introduced to the established farming system that I was involved in as a farmer and crop scout. You will learn about the attempt of a team of scientists to improve the established farming system, to make it more sustainable, to make it more profitable for the farmer. You will learn about the concept of “Betty Crocker” farming and the struggle to learn how to farm from scratch again. This knowledge based farming is a ...
The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Beef Cattle, Rabbits, ...
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
Starting a small scale farm is the dream of Americans young and old, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films during their youth to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef cattle, ducks, rabbits, and any other small animals such as sheeps, goats, or chickens takes ...
A Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening: Introduction to Composting, Worm Farming, No Dig Raised & ...
**Amazon No 1 Best Seller** Everything to get you started in your organic vegetable garden! A Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening is full of information for the vegetable gardener starting out. Step by step instructions and full of beautiful photographs, tables, plans and graphics. You will find information on: Planning your garden Tools that you may need or find helpful in your garden Ideas ...
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer." Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world ...
Farming: A Hand Book
The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play, to a dramatic narrative and the manic, entertaining, prescient ravings of Berry’s Mad Farmer, ...
The First Book of Farming (Classic Reprint)
Charles Landon Goodrich
The First Book ofF arming By CHARLES L. GOODRICH Farmtr Fonnerly Instructor in Agriculture at the Hampton Normal and A gricultiyal I nstitute, Hampton, Va. Illustrated ft NEW YORK boUBLEDAY, PAGE CO. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. ...
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce ...
Storey Publishing, LLC
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and honey bees. It’s easier than you think, and it can be done on small plots of ...
An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the seasons.
You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise
Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable. After all, the farm population is dwindling. It takes too much capital to start. The pay is too low. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy: not the place to raise a family. This is all true, and more, for most ...
The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2009 edition includes 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics ...
Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
New Society Publishers
Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, ...
Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm Business: Small-Farm Success Stories * Financial Assistance Sources * ...
Sarah Beth Aubrey
Storey Publishing, LLC
To help farmers position themselves well for the opportunities of today's market, Sarah Aubrey, a successful farm-based business owner, shares her years of research and first-hand experience in Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm Business . Here is everything you need to know to launch a small agricultural enterprise, from initial start-up to consumer marketing. Begin by fine-tuning your idea into a viable business plan, and then learn how ...
Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (Living Free Guides)
Plan and plant a successful and sustainable backyard farm — from a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond — right in your own backyard. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by someone who has planned and run a successful small-scale farm. Angela ...
Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
New Society Publishers
Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed our appetite for organic, regional produce. But most of the available resources on food production are aimed at the backyard or hobby gardener who wants to supplement their family's diet with a few homegrown fruits and vegetables. Targeted at serious growers in every climate zone, Sustainable Market Farming is a ...
Farming with Dynamite A Few Hints to Farmers
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living
Self-Sufficiency in the Suburbs! Gardens, goats and chickens in the suburbs? Absolutely! The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. And is there anything you can't do after you lather up with a bar ...
Subsistence Farming: A No-Fluff Guide To Feeding Your Family With Sustainable Crops And Animals
Simple Self-Sufficiency, 2012
Subsistence farming is a form of small-scale agriculture in which farmers grow crops and raise livestock with the primary intention of feeding themselves and their families. Subsistence farming does not require that one exclusively eat everything one produces, but the goal first and foremost is survival - subsistence. Subsistence farming can take shape in a number of ways - from homesteading to urban agriculture to large hobby farms - but the ...
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more ...
Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit
Storey Publishing, LLC
Carol Ekarius' natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and health care costs, and maximizes your profit. Includes case studies of successful farmers, nitty-gritty details of every facet of livestock farming, and fascinating insights on how to work with nature instead of against it.
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