Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field

Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581572414
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 829,388
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Audrey Levatino has been farming for thirteen years. For the last eight she has been growing specialty cut flowers and selling them at local farmers' markets, florists, restaurants, and for weddings. She and her husband, Michael, are the authors of The Joy of Hobby Farming. They care for crops and a menagerie of animals on their 23-acre farm, Ted’s Last Stand, near Gordonsville, Virginia.

Michael Levatino works off the farm at a major publishing house, and is the co-author of The Joy of Hobby Farming His twenty-three-acre farm, Ted’s Last Stand, is located outside of Gordonsville, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 A Call to Farm-A Farm History of Women 16

Chapter 2 Learning About Farming-Internships, Classes, Resources, Neighbors, and Associations 24

Chapter 3 Finding a Farm-Buying, Leasing, and Inheriting 36

Chapter 4 The Healthy Farmer-Keeping Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Safe, Healthy, and Happy 70

Chapter 5 Getting to Know Your Farm from House to Field 86

Chapter 6 Tools and Techniques 106

Chapter 7 Growing on the Farm 152

Chapter 8 Farm Animals 220

Chapter 9 The Farm as a Business 276

Chapter 10 Farm Education and Farm Schooling 318

Resources 331

Index 336

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