Living on One Acre Or Less

How to Produce All the Fruit, Veg, Meat, Fish and Eggs Your Family Needs

Author: Sally Morgan

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857843302

Category:

Page: 224

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You don't need a huge parcel of land to start your own mini-farm and live more self-sufficiently. With an acre, or even a half-acre, you can juggle a job, family, and still grow fruit and veg and even have some chickens, pigs or sheep. Sally Morgan takes the reader through the basics of a starting your own smallholding, including planning and setting up, growing your own fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens, pigs and sheep - all while making use of sustainable and organic principles. This inspirational book is perfect for anyone who aspires to take control of their food supply, or who wants to do more with the land they've got.
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Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

Author: Angela England

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598298

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

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As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that's been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. The authors guide readers through the essentials of planning a small-scale farm from a 1/4 acre all the way up to an acre and beyond. Readers will learn how to decide how large (or small) their farm should be, what they should plant or raise based on their invidual wants and needs (and available space), and how they can prevent their efforts from being wasted. Proven, sustainabile techniques will be presented to readers so they can yield the maximum benefit of their harvest through proven best practices. Readers will also learn how to raise small animals such as chickens and goats for milk, eggs, and meat, and will learn the crticial practices for successfully parenting bees, growing fruit tress, and much more.
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Mini Farming

Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre

Author: Brett L. Markham

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399840

Category: House & Home

Page: 227

View: 7688

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."
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Do it Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power

Author: Michel Daniek

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230391

Category: Building-integrated photovoltaic systems

Page: 122

View: 5542

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Homesteading in the 21st Century

How One Family Created a More Sustainable, Self-sufficient, and Satisfying Life

Author: George Nash,Jane Waterman

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600852963

Category: House & Home

Page: 410

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A pair of accomplished homesteaders explain how to create a more self-sufficient home in either a rural or urban setting--from keeping chickens to growing a garden to brewing beer--in a book with 180 full-color photos and 50 drawings. Original.
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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465483535

Category: Gardening

Page: 408

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Embrace off-grid green living with a new edition of the bestselling classic guide to a more sustainable way of life from the father of self-sufficiency. For over 40 years, John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living sustainably. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It offers step-by-step instructions on everything from chopping trees to harnessing solar power; from growing fruit and vegetables, and preserving and pickling your harvest, to baking bread, brewing beer, and making cheese. Seymour shows you how to live off the land, running your own smallholding or homestead, keeping chickens, and raising (and butchering) livestock. In a world of mass production, intensive farming, and food miles, Seymour's words offer an alternative: a celebration of the joy of investing time, labor, and love into the things we need. While we can't all be able to move to the countryside, we can appreciate the need to eat food that has been grown ethically or create things we can cherish, using skills that have been handed down through generations. With refreshed, retro-style illustrations and a brand-new foreword by Alice Waters, this new edition of Seymour's classic title is a balm for anyone who has ever sought solace away from the madness of modern life.
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Wildly Affordable Organic

Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet--all on $5 a Day Or Less

Author: Linda Watson

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 073821468X

Category: Cooking

Page: 250

View: 2768

Offers economical, organic recipes and shows readers how to organize their cooking, cut down on dishwashing, and reduce waste.
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How to Store Your Garden Produce

The Key to Self-sufficiency

Author: Piers Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410417817

Category: Cooking

Page: 301

View: 5326

Describes storage and preservation techniques for home-grown garden produce.
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The West Coast

An Illustrated Monthly, a Magazine of Today and Tomorrow

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Polytunnel Book

Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round

Author: Joyce Russell

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011109

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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DIV ‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts and organic feeds Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved. 'A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine /div
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Practical Self Sufficiency

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740332033

Category: Dwellings

Page: 304

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Practical Self Sufficiencyis a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone! This fully updated guide offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainable living for those living in urbanised parts of Australia (approximately half the population) and 'living small'. With practical advice on reducing your carbon footprint, growing and making your own, community gardening, design options for energy saving and retrofitting, and doing more with less. With authoritative advice, step-by-step guidance, and fascinating illustrations, Practical Self Sufficiencywill help you make simple changes that can have a major impact on your life and reduce your impact on the planet. Last edition- 9781740337700 (March 2011)
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The Backyard Homestead

Author: Carleen Madigan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603421386

Category: House & Home

Page: 367

View: 4907

Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.
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Six Steps Back to the Land

Why We Need Small Mixed Farms and Millions More Farmers

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 9780857841230

Category: Agriculture

Page: 288

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Colin Tudge coined the expression "Enlightened Agriculture" to describe agriculture that is "expressly designed to provide everyone, everywhere, with food of the highest standard, nutritionally and gastronomically, without wrecking the rest of the world". In Six Steps Back to the Land, he explains how we can achieve that, and have truly sustainable, resilient and productive farms, looking at: why we need to rethink our approach to farming; how we can move to low-input mixed farms; how tightly-integrated farms employ many skilled peop≤ dealing with the practicalities of this form of farming in today's world; and how we can get involved. Six Steps will inspire anyone to take an interest in our food chain and make a difference.
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