Maximizing Your Mini Farm : Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
"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. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling "Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre", Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: Soil and Fertility Tips for maximizing the growth of over twenty varieties of vegetables; Tools and Techniques; Planting Guides and Seeders; Easy Trellising; Weed Control Techniques; Greater Food Self-Sufficiency; Making your Own Country Wines; Making your Own Vinegars; Making Cheese at Home; and, Cooking for Self-Sufficiency. Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm-whether it's a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with author photographs, tables, diagrams, and original illustrations. It features 200 color illustrations and photographs.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 213.36 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 1,088.62g
- 31 May 2012
- Skyhorse Publishing
- New York, NY, United States
- 200 colour photos
Brett Markham is an engineer, third generation farmer and polymath.Using the methods explained in his book, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini-farm on less that an acre.Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time.The author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1 / 4 Acre he lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.