You Can Farm

Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810922
Size: 24.84 MB
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The Complete Illustrated Guide To Farming

Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1627881379
Size: 17.28 MB
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DIVThe Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming is a comprehensive, one-stop encyclopedic guide for the beginning farmer, hobby farmer, and small-scale family farmer./divDIV /divDIVAre you interested in the country lifestyle or becoming more self-reliant? Do you think about someday raising livestock or growing crops? If you’re ready to make these thoughts a reality, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming is the perfect place to start. Farming experts Philip Hasheider and Samantha Johnson explain farming from start to finish: build your own fence, repair your own machinery, and know what to look for when you’re buying a tractor. Instead of buying a book on each subject area, you need just this one, which condenses the most important and relevant information on every aspect of running a farm into a single handy volume. And unlike other books, it’s designed specifically for the owner of a working farm./divDIV /divDIVThis practical illustrated guide provides hard-won expert advice on raising livestock and growing crops, making repairs, harvesting and butchering, managing a woodlot, and more. It’s everything you need to know to establish and maintain your farm./div

Start Your Farm

Author: Forrest Pritchard
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615195130
Size: 29.23 MB
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A totally modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers—covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm—from two leading lights in sustainable farming Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive business guide of its kind, covers these essential questions and more: Why be a farmer in the 21st century? Do you have what it takes? What does sustainable really mean, and how can a small (as little as one acre) to midsize farm survive alongside commodity-scale agriculture? How do you access education, land, and other needs with limited capital? How can you reap an actual profit, including a return on land investment? How do you build connections with employees, colleagues, and customers? At the end of the day, how do you measure success? (Hint: Cash your lifestyle paycheck.) More than a practical guide, Start Your Farm is a hopeful call to action for anyone who aspires to grow wholesome, environmentally sustainable food for a living. Take it from Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk: Making this dream a reality is not for the faint of heart, but it's well within reach—and there's no greater satisfaction under the sun!

The Farm On The Roof

Author: Anastasia Cole Plakias
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698404114
Size: 78.51 MB
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The founders of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest green rooftop farm, share their inspirational story of changing the world through entrepreneurship. In their effort to build the world’s first and largest commercial green rooftop farm, the founders of Brooklyn Grange learned a lot about building and sustaining a business while never losing sight of their mission—to serve their community by providing delicious organic food and changing the way people think about what they eat. But their story is about more than just farming. It serves as an inspirational and instructional guide for anyone looking to start a business that is successful while making a positive impact. In The Farm on the Roof, the team behind Brooklyn Grange tell the complete story of how their “farmily” made their dream a reality. Along the way, they share valuable lessons about finding the right partners, seeking funding, expanding, and identifying potential sources of revenue without compromising your core values—lessons any socially conscious entrepreneur can apply toward his or her own venture. Filled with colorful anecdotes about the ups and downs of farming in the middle of New York City, this story is not just about rooftop farming; it’s about utilizing whatever resources you have to turn your backyard idea into a sky-high success.

Success With Baby Chicks

Author: Robert Plamondon
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
ISBN: 0972177000
Size: 54.45 MB
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Describes how to raise baby chicks using brooder-house techniques that, though now largely forgotten, were once used on millions of American farms.

Cool Careers Without College For People Who Love Food

Author: Kerry Hinton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823937875
Size: 47.88 MB
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Explores the job descriptions, education and training requirements, salary, and outlook predictions for fourteen food-related careers that do not require a college education.

Farm Fresh Georgia

Author: Jodi Helmer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469611589
Size: 62.38 MB
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The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and visited by travel writer Jodi Helmer. Here are irresistible opportunities to find farmers' markets, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant known for its chicken and waffles, buzz by an apiary, stay at an Arabian horse ranch and bed and breakfast, and visit an urban farm in Atlanta where kids build entrepreneurial skills. Organized by six state regions (Atlanta Metro, Upper Coastal Plain, Lower Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian, and Blue Ridge) and nine categories of attractions, the listings connect readers with Georgia's farms and reflect agritourism trends burgeoning in the South and the nation. Highlighting establishments that are independent and active in public education and sustainability, the book taps local food initiatives and celebrates the work of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered directly from farmers and chefs offer the farm-fresh tastes of Georgia.

The Joy Of Hobby Farming

Author: Michael Levatino
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082283
Size: 60.69 MB
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Presents information about how to set up and run a small farm for pleasure and profit.

Cultivating An Ecological Conscience

Author: Frederick L. Kirschenmann
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813139589
Size: 56.28 MB
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Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann's evolution and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food.