Living on an Acre, 2nd: A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life by Christine Woodside, U.S. Department. of Agriculture |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Living on an Acre, 2nd: A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life

Living on an Acre, 2nd: A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life

by Christine Woodside, U.S. Department. of Agriculture
     
 

Who hasn't daydreamed at one time or another about selling produce at a farmer's market, keeping chickens, or planting an orchard of fruit trees? Inside every do-it-yourselfer is a longing for a more independent lifestyle and the satisfaction that can come from getting one's hands dirty while turning some earth.

Whether you are thinking about a second home in the

Overview

Who hasn't daydreamed at one time or another about selling produce at a farmer's market, keeping chickens, or planting an orchard of fruit trees? Inside every do-it-yourselfer is a longing for a more independent lifestyle and the satisfaction that can come from getting one's hands dirty while turning some earth.

Whether you are thinking about a second home in the country, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, Living on an Acre will help you realize your dreams. This classic USDA guide is replete with comprehensive and fully updated information:

The benefits of rural versus urban life

What to consider when remodeling an older house

How to build a barn

Growing produce for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit

Beekeeping

Raising livestock

Putting land into conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's team of experts is an impressive array of authorities ranging from farm management specialists, to state farm advisors, to agricultural economists, to a former Secretary of Agriculture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599218854
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
741,566
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

The U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE's team of experts is an impressive array of authorities ranging from farm management specialists, to state farm advisors, to agricultural economists, to the former Secretary of Agriculture.CHRISTINE WOODSIDE is a freelance editor and writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Backpacker, Yankee, Woman's Day, and Publishers Weekly. She is also the author of Energy Independence (Lyons Press). In 1987, she hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with her husband Nat Eddy.

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