Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4" Acre.
Farm on 1/4" acre or less!
Feed your family! Earn an income
Here is holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just one-quarter acre-and earn $10,000 in cash annually. This is not back-to-the-land utopianism, but a tested and pragmatic method that can be applied in small lots in rural, suburban, and even urban areas. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, Brett Markham's advice will teach you what you need to know:
. Saving, buying, starting, and selecting seeds
. Maintaining and improving soil
. Preventing and eradicating pests and diseases
. Compost, crop rotation, and timing
. Using organic methods
. Garden planning to meet dietary requirements
. Raising poultry
. Raising and pruning fruits and nuts
. Canning, freezing, and dehydrating
. Selling your excess produce for top dollar
. And more!
More than just a how-to guide for self-sufficiency, Mini Farming teaches you the underlying principles of mini-farming so you will have the knowledge to make your own unique applications. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with over a hundred photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.