Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage In Partnership with the Earth

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Description

How the new micro eco-farmers succeed on mini-farms of from one to five acres, how they start with nothing, what traits they share, and their secrets they know. Get close-ups of those who are actually earning a full-time income for at least one adult.

A treasury of what you can grow, what farming methods you can use, and how the farmers reach their markets in surprisingly creative new ways. (US oriented).

Publisher's Description

Microfarms—or small acreage farms—are gaining popularity across the country for their astoundingly high yields and great tasting produce, as well as their profitability. This handbook reveals the secrets of successful micro eco-farming and explains what eco-farmers need to know to start their own small agribusiness. Questions such as What can be grown? How do farmers reach their markets? and What sustainable production methods can be used? are answered in detail and supported be hundreds of real-life examples. A variety of unusual uses for crops are also provided, including producing organic spa products, building an urban greenhouse, creating a heritage rose farm, or cultivating a connoisseur apple orchard. Ecologists, amateur gardeners, farmers, and those interested in sustainable living will enjoy this in-depth look at the spiritually and financially rewarding aspects of this new field.

Product Information

The book outlines the emerging new sustainable production methods and distills the methods that have increased production on small ground from double to up to 40 times that of conventional growing. Hundreds of real-life examples are presented with ideas, resources and methods for all who aspire to create a self-sufficient lifestyle.

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