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

Overview

There is a quiet revolution happening in our time: the emergence of microfarms on tiny acreages that achieve astounding yields of organic produce and provide a better-tasting alternative to the products of big agri-business. Micro eco-farmers across the nation are profiting from small acreages to small-town backyards. Their livelihoods restore the planet while creating an abundance of healthy products produced in very small spaces. Micro Eco-Farming details how the new micro eco-farmers succeed on mini-farms of ...
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Overview

There is a quiet revolution happening in our time: the emergence of microfarms on tiny acreages that achieve astounding yields of organic produce and provide a better-tasting alternative to the products of big agri-business. Micro eco-farmers across the nation are profiting from small acreages to small-town backyards. Their livelihoods restore the planet while creating an abundance of healthy products produced in very small spaces. Micro Eco-Farming details 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 what secrets they know. In addition to presenting close-ups of those who are actually earning a full-time income for at least one adult, Micro Eco-Farming also provides 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. 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 their own micro eco-farm: from backyard gourmet restaurant gardens, homegrown organic spa products, u-gather nut groves, front-yard cut-flower stands, heritage rose farms, children's and holiday farms, urban greenhouses, farm and cottage industry partnerships, herbs and flowers for healing, connoisseur apple orchards, ethnic personal chef gardens, old-fashioned farm festivals, native and wild edible farms, to mail-order farm crafts and more. Finally, although the new micro eco-farmers usually achieve their dreams of economic independence, there is also the understanding as well that success includes something greater than financial profits. Micro Eco-Farming invites you share the eco-farmers' dream of prosperity and fullfillment, in partnership with the earth, and it gives you the inspiration and practical tools to live the dream.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963281432
  • Publisher: New World Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 764,334
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Berst Adams is a micro eco-farmer. She also conducts research and writes about global microfarming techniques and creating a sustainable world. She lives in Anacortes, Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2007

    Fanatstic resource for anyone interested in agriculture

    This book was interesting from the beginning and was a valuable resource of information, with enormous insights into the practice of backyard farming. It has simplified the concept and will enable everyone to benefit from a small to a large scale. I loved it, and it will stay on my shelf for years, after I get done passing it around to all of my friends!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2006

    Inspiration for Urban Farmers

    The author shows how others have created a niche, doing what they love to do on small plots of land. It makes my own dreams seem possible!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2006

    Inspiring and excellent resource

    This is a great book to give the aspiring organic gardener/farmer new ideas to take to market as well as lots of resources for more information on a number of subjects.

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