The suburban micro-farm : modern solutions for busy people / Amy Stross ; illustrator: Becky Bayne.
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|In Memory of Bob Tuley: "The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People by Amy Stross was donated by the Chrisney Class of 1952 [ rr 2017-11-20 @ LNCLN-DAL ]|
- ISBN: 9780997520804 (paper)
- ISBN: 0997520809 (paper)
- Physical Description: 345 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Milford, OH : Twisted Creek Press, 2017.
- Copyright: ℗♭2017.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Pt. 1. Getting to know the micro-farm -- Chapter 1. Suburbia : Civilization's opportunity -- The suburban problem -- Suburban micro-farming myths -- The suburban micro-farm solution -- Chapter 2. Managing expectations -- Prevent garden overwhelm syndrome -- Life hacks for the busy micro-farmer -- When it's not enough -- Overcoming brown thumbs -- Setting up your neighborhood for success -- Chapter 3. Developing healthy soil -- Building soil health and fertility -- Guide to organic soil amendments -- No-till micro-farming -- Constructing a simple compost system -- How to compost -- Cultivate worm castings with vermicomposting -- Chapter 4. Vegetables on the farm -- The efficient micro-farm -- Guide to planting and growing vegetables -- Choosing crops to meet your needs -- How to place vegetables -- Extending the season with cold frames -- Chapter 5. Micro-farming fruit -- Growing fruit trees -- Growing berries for beginners -- Choosing fruit for your circumstances -- Chapter 6. Growing herbs on the micro-farm -- Kitchen garden herbs -- Herbs in a pollinator garden -- Create an herb spiral -- Pt. 2. Becoming a micro-farmer -- Chapter 7. Organizing your micro-farm -- Make a garden sketch -- Make seed and supply purchases -- Month-by-month micro-farming -- Checklists and monthly calendars -- Chapter 8. Seed starting and planting -- Starting seeds indoors : a step-by-step guide -- How to sow seeds directly outdoors -- How to transplant seedlings outdoors -- Chapter 9. Maintaining the garden and harvesting the produce -- Daily garden visits -- Mulching the garden -- Watering -- Pest management -- Guide to harvesting vegetables -- Cleaning up the garden for fall -- Easy seeds to save -- Storing seeds -- Pt. 3. Advanced micro-farming techniques -- Chapter 10. Edible landscaping -- Why landscape with edibles? -- Things to consider before breaking ground -- Landscape design principles for visual appeal -- Planning techniques for the edible landscape -- Choosing what to plant -- Utilizing the parking strip -- Chapter 11. Digging deeper : Permaculture and micro-farming -- Using water wisely -- Building plant guilds -- Farming the contour -- Terracing with check logs -- Managing the edges -- Permaculture plants -- Chapter 12. Making money on the suburban micro-farm -- Perennial crops -- Annual crops with a long season -- Shade crops -- The edible plant nursery -- Cut flowers -- Maple syrup -- Cottage food products -- Homemade soap -- Teaching and writing -- Tips for success.
Author Amy Stross talks straight about why the suburbs might be the ideal place for a homesteading lifestyle. In these pages you'll learn how to: stop letting your garden overwhelm you; develop and nurture healthy soil; and use easy permaculture techniques for stress-free, abundant harvests.
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