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Mini farming : self-sufficiency on 1/4 acre / Brett L. Markham.

Markham, Brett L. (Author).

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  • 16 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Akron Carnegie PL - Akron 635 M (Text) 75253000045617 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 635.048 MARKHAM (Text) 34706001523085 Non-Fiction 600-699 Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville 635.048 MAR (Text) 76895000080400 1st Floor Nonfiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 635.048 MAR (Text) 34304000678756 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 630 MARKHAM (Text) 32826012007696 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 635.048 MARKHAM (Text) 37500003821184 Nonfiction Checked out 03/05/2018
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 635.048 MAR (Text) 39391006226276 Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library 635.048 MAR (Text) 30477100842081 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 03/02/2018
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 635.04 MAR (Text) 34330512460636 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Ligonier PL - Ligonier 635 M (Text) 73571200132290 Main Floor Available -
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  • Physical Description: 227 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., [2010]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page [211]) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Overview of intensive agriculture -- How mini-farming works for you -- Raised beds -- Soil composition and maintenance -- Compost -- Plant nutrients in-depth -- Time and yield -- Watering and irrigation -- Crop proportions and sizing -- Pest and disease control -- Seed starting -- Selecting and saving seed -- Season extension -- Fruit trees and vines -- Raising chickens for eggs -- Raising chickens for meat -- The Markham farm chicken plucker -- Public domain thresher designs -- Preserving the harvest -- Selling your produce -- Putting it all together.
Summary, etc.: 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, composting, pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations. - Publisher
Subject: Agriculture > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Farms, Small > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Self-reliant living > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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