Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre Author Brett L. Markham
ISBN-10 1602399840
ISBN-13 9781602399846
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average familys food on just a quarter acreand 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 farm planning and much more Because self sufciency 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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