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Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

by Brett L. Markham

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Overview

Go back to basics—compost, raising chickens, water and irrigation, dealing with pests, and much more—with this unique, full color bestseller (over 400,000 sold).

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.

Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started:
  • Buying and saving seeds
  • Starting seedlings
  • Establishing raised beds
  • Soil fertility practices
  • Composting
  • Dealing with pest and disease problems
  • Crop rotation
  • Selling your produce arm planning, and much more.

Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602399846
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 62,297
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. The author of the bestselling Mini Farming series, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. He lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

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