Five Acres And Independence A Practical Guide To The Selection And Management Of The Small Farm

Author : Maurice G. Kains
ISBN : 9781312833067
Genre : Business & Economics
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PEOPLE who think they "would like to have a little farm" naturally fall into two groups; those who are sure to fail and those likely to succeed. This book is written to help both! Its presentation of advantages and disadvantages, essential farming principles and practices should enable you to decide in which class you belong and whether or not you would be foolish or wise to risk making the plunge. In either case it should be worth many times its price because, on the one hand it should prevent fore-doomed failure, and on the other, show you how to avoid delay, disappointment, perhaps disaster, but attain the satisfaction that characterizes personal and well directed efforts in farming. (From the Introduction) This classic bestseller became that way because of it's very practical and honest appraisal of how a person can get from crowded, noisy, dangerous city life to a peaceful, calm, satisfaction-filled lifestyle in a rural or even suburban setting. Get Your Copy Today!
Category: Business & Economics

The Call Of The Land 2nd Edition An Agrarian Primer For The 21st Century

Author : Steven McFadden
ISBN : 9781935254454
Genre : Agricultural ecology
File Size : 65.3 MB
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The Call of the Land is a sourcebook exploring positive pathways for food security, economic stability, environmental repair, and cultural renewal. This book shows how everyone can respond creatively to the challenges we face. From community gardens and locavore restaurants to urban farms and local food banks, this book is a survey and synthesis of the great transition that is underway.
Category: Agricultural ecology

Big Sur

Author : Shelley Alden Brooks
ISBN : 9780520967540
Genre : History
File Size : 43.82 MB
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Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid-twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol of California and the West, as well as a home to the ultrawealthy. This transformation was due in part to writers and artists such as Robinson Jeffers and Ansel Adams, who created an enduring mystique for this coastline. But Big Sur’s prized coastline is also the product of the pioneering efforts of residents and Monterey County officials who forged a collaborative public/private preservation model for Big Sur that foreshadowed the shape of California coastal preservation in the twenty-first century. Big Sur’s well-preserved vistas and high-end real estate situate this coastline between American ideals of development and the wild. It is a space that challenges the way most Americans think of nature, of people’s relationship to nature, and of what in fact makes a place “wild.” This book highlights today’s intricate and ambiguous intersections of class, the environment, and economic development through the lens of an iconic California landscape.
Category: History

Integrated Forest Gardening

Author : Wayne Weiseman
ISBN : 9781603584975
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 44.22 MB
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The massive degradation of conventional agriculture and the environmental havoc it creates has never been as all pervasive in terms of scale, so it has become a global necessity to further the understanding of a comprehensive design and planning system such as permaculture that works with nature, not against it. The guild concept often used is one of a "functional relationship" between plants-beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization. In other words, it is the integration of species that creates a balanced, healthy, and thriving ecosystem. But it goes beyond integration. A guild is a metaphor for all walks of life, most importantly a group of people working together to craft works of balance, beauty, and utility. This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive colour photography and design illustrations. Readers of any scale will benefit from this book, from permaculture designers and professional growers, to backyard growers new to the concept of permaculture. Books on permaculture cover this topic, but never in enough depth to be replicable in a serious way. Finally, it's here!
Category: Gardening

Extraordinary Jobs In Agriculture And Nature

Author : Alecia T. Devantier
ISBN : 9781438111698
Genre : Agriculture
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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.
Category: Agriculture

Five Acres And Independence

Author : Maurice Grenville Kains
ISBN : 8087830563
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61.87 MB
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Category: Social Science

New Jersey Folklore

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ISBN : PSU:000065368985
Genre : Folklore
File Size : 56.20 MB
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Category: Folklore

Farm Management Manual

Author : Van Breed Hart
ISBN : CORNELL:31924003367657
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 90.87 MB
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Category: Agriculture