Mini farming : self sufficiency on a 1/4 acre

Title
Mini farming : self sufficiency on a 1/4 acre / Brett L. Markham.
Author
Markham, Brett L.
Publication
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
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Description
227 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 28 cm
Genre/Form
Handbooks and manuals.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 211) and indexes.
Contents
Overview of intensive agriculture -- How mini-farming works for you -- Raised beds -- Soil composition and maintenance -- Compost -- Plant nutrients in-depth -- Time and yield -- Watering and irrigation -- Crop proportions and sizing -- Pest and disease control -- Seed starting -- Selecting and saving seed -- Season extension -- Fruit trees and vines -- Raising chickens for eggs -- Raising chickens for meat -- The Markham farm chicken plucker -- Public domain thresher designs -- Preserving the harvest -- Selling your produce -- Putting it all together.
Call Number
JFF 19-1829
ISBN
  • 9781602399846
  • 1602399840
  • 9780716022732
  • 0716022737
LCCN
  • 2009041561
  • 9781602399846
Author
Markham, Brett L.
Title
Mini farming : self sufficiency on a 1/4 acre / Brett L. Markham.
Imprint
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 211) and indexes.
Summary
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, pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations. - Publisher.
Local Note
GUIDEBOOK. DIST. BY W.W. NORTON.
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9781602399846 51895
Research Call Number
JFF 19-1829
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