Go back to basics—compost, raising chickens, water and irrigation, dealing with pests, and much more—with this unique, full-color bestseller.
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce eighty-five 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, this book covers everything you need to know to get started:
- Buying and saving seeds
- Starting seedlings
- Establishing raised beds
- Soil fertility practices
- Dealing with pest and disease problems
- Crop rotation
- Selling your produce
- Farm planning, and much more
Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
“This differs by focusing on practicality and the bottom line. A helpful addition, alongside Bartholomew and Jeavons, for the serious DIY gardener.” —Library Journal
“A concept destined to appeal to that intrepid individual whose independent nature finds the idea of abandoning the grocery store alluring.” —Booklist