Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
Close
Micro Eco-Farming
Micro Eco-Farming

Micro Eco-Farming

Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

176 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: May 2005

ISBN 9780963281432

Rights: WOR

New World Publishing (May 2005)

Sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock
 

Overview

Ideas and resources on starting a successful micro eco-farm

Microfarms—or small acreage farms—are gaining popularity across the country for their astoundingly high yields and great tasting produce, as well as their profitability. This handbook reveals the secrets of successful micro eco-farming and explains what eco-farmers need to know to start their own small agribusiness. Questions such as What can be grown? How do farmers reach their markets? and What sustainable production methods can be used? are answered in detail and supported be hundreds of real-life examples. A variety of unusual uses for crops are also provided, including producing organic spa products, building an urban greenhouse, creating a heritage rose farm, or cultivating a connoisseur apple orchard. Ecologists, amateur gardeners, farmers, and those interested in sustainable living will enjoy this in-depth look at the spiritually and financially rewarding aspects of this new field.

Author Biography

Barbara Berst Adams writes feature articles on micro- and eco-farming for national magazines. She is the author of The New Agritourism: Hosting Community and Tourists on Your Farm. She lives in Anacortes, Washington.