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December 13, 2010

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre inspires and informs


If you have a big back yard or enough room, this book should get you going on growing your own food and raising enough to sell at Farmer's Markets. The book provides infomration on how to grow 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. It talks about earning $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. That might be a best case senario, but even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started. It describes how to buy and save seeds, how to start seedlings and establish raised beds. It tell you how to increase soil fertility, how to composting, and how to deal with pest and disease problems. It covers crop rotation, farm planning, and much more.

Because self-suf´Čüciency 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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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at December 13, 2010 8:40 AM
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