Mini Farming

Mini Farming : Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

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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
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

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 20mm | 1,084g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1602399840
  • 9781602399846
  • 52,505

Review quote

A concept destined to appeal to that intrepid individual whose independent nature finds the idea of abandoning the grocery store alluring. --Carol Haggas"
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About Brett L. Markham

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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4 39% (808)
3 24% (500)
2 5% (94)
1 1% (20)
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