Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know

Overview

Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basics—and getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environment—but the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go?

This book covers the basics and then some. Whether you’re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, ...

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Overview

Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basics—and getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environment—but the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go?

This book covers the basics and then some. Whether you’re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether you’re growing crops or raising animals, you’ll find everything you need to know in these pages—from getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming, including state standards and more information.

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Editorial Reviews

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The Bookwatch, August 2007

“A pick for any rural library and any interested in more than just organic home vegetable gardening.”

The Midwest Book Review, June 2007

“An easy-to-follow, hands-primer, enthusiastically recommended for current and prospective organic farmers.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760324691
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Series: Everything You Need To Know Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 628,048
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter V. Fossel has been an organic grower for 25 years, raising vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and nursery plants. He has written numerous magazine articles on farming and gardening, including for the magazine for the nation's top rural-agriculture retailer, Tractor Supply Company's Out monthly Out Here. He is currently gardens manager at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson near Nashville, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Organic

Chapter 2: The New Farm

Chapter 3: The Soul of a Soil

Chapter 4: Cover Crops and Green Manure

Chapter 5: Crop Rotation

Chapter 6: The Compost Question

Chapter 7: Greenhouses

Chapter 8: Bugs and Pests

Chapter 9: Weed Limits

Chapter 10: Tractors and Tillers

Chapter 11: Transition to Organic

Chapter 12: To Market, To Market

Chapter 13: Vegetable Growing

Chapter 14: Organic Livestock

Chapter 15: Flower Farming

Appendix: Seed Storage

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