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

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

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by Barbara Berst Adams
     
 

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

Overview


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 Details

ISBN-13:
9780963281432
Publisher:
New World Publishing, Auburn,CA
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
736,899
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author


Barbara Berst Adams writes feature articles on micro- and eco-farming for national magazines. She is the author of The New Agritourism: Hosting Community and Tourists on Your Farm. She lives in Anacortes, Washington.

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Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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