Microfarming for Profit: From Garden to Glory

Microfarming for Profit: From Garden to Glory

by Dave DeWitt

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ISBN-13: 9781937226381
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 1,310,378
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dave DeWitt is the author of over 50 books, mostly on chile peppers and fiery foods, but also including novels, food histories, and a travel guide. Dave is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, and co-producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, now in its 26th year. Dave lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Mary Jane Wilan.

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Microfarming for Profit: From Garden to Glory 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BKRichardson More than 1 year ago
This briskly written, informative guide to starting and running a successful microfarm helped drive away my winter blues. If you can't garden, it's great to read about gardening. DeWitt delivers sage advice on small-scale farming: the basics of a business plan, how to sell what you grow, how to close a sale, fourteen microfarms that serve as examples, and the nuts and bolts of creating your own farm. I particularly liked his thorough list of possible microfarm plants and animals: ginger, bees, chickens, chili peppers, herbs, dairy, fruits and berries, garlic, ginseng, salad mixes, flowers, medical marijuana, mushrooms, tilapia, and tomatoes. You'll know the upside and the downside to farming these for profit. Highly practical and engaging, I recommend this book for folks whose gardens are expanding in scope. I don't agree with all DeWitt's practices. I would never use creosote-soaked railroad ties in any garden, especially where food is being grown. And his occasional use of Sevin and Malathion means I would not buy his produce. But this book offers a bounty of good advice and insights that took years to gain. Who knew mushrooms can be grown in your basement?