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Farm Flop: A City Dweller's Guide to Failing on a Farm in Two Years Or Less

Unitatis Books, 2014

Follow the journey of a young suburban family who left the city to buy ten acres and begin farming. Having armed themselves with years of book reading and small animal keeping, the Rose family set off to the country to start their farm dream, only to find ourselves returning to the city less than two years later. Inside you will discover stories and tips on: finding good land, developing ponds, rotational cattle grazing, how to not get ripped ...


Home Vegetable Gardening -a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits ..., 2012

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.


Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Brett L. Markham

Skyhorse Publishing, 2010

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, ...


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce ...
Gail Damerow

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2011

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 ...


You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise
Joel Salatin

Polyface, 1998

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 Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming
Jean-Martin Fortier

New Society Publishers, 2014

Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing ...


Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 1990

An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the seasons.


Dry-Farming : a System of Agriculture for Countries under a Low Rainfall, 2012

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.


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
Pam Dawling

New Society Publishers, 2013

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 ...


The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
Kristin Kimball

Scribner, 2011

"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 the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests
Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014

In the eyes of many people, the practices of forestry and farming are mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Farming the Woods invites a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber ...


Making Money From Mushrooms

agun, 2013

Making money from mushroom cultivation is a good way to making good money.. You can do this business at home with very little capital. Mushrooms are highly sort because for their many heath related properties and they are delicious it is highly recommended for the adventurous and resourceful entrepreneur..


Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (Living Free Guides)
Angela England

ALPHA, 2012

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 ...


A Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening: Introduction to Composting, Worm Farming, No Dig Raised & ..., 2013

**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 Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual of Living Off the Land & ...
Carla Emery

Sasquatch Books, 2012

The bestselling resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, The Encyclopedia of Country Living includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a ...


The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Beef Cattle, Rabbits, ...
Melissa Nelson

Atlantic Publishing Group Inc., 2010

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 sheep, goats, or chickens takes ...


Hobby Farming For Dummies
Theresa A. Husarik

For Dummies, 2008

Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump ...


The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
John Seymour

DK Publishing, 2009

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 ...


What I know of farming: a series of brief and plain expositions of practical agriculture as an art based upon ..., 2011

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.


Backyard Farming for Beginners Vol.2 - Use Proven Strategies to Grow Plants, Herbs, and Food in Your ...

LLC, 2014

Easy Strategies To Grow Foods, Plants And Herbs In Your Backyard Backyard Farming For Beginners BONUS! : FREE Natural Remedies Report Never Released Included! **** LIMITED TIME OFFER ****** This book contains strategies on how to grow plants, herbs and food in your own backyard. Although it is intended for those who are new to backyard farming, this book also includes info that a long time gardener may also find useful. The first ...



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