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COMPACT FARMS: 15 PROVEN PLANS FOR MARKET FARMS ON 5 ACRES OR LESS
COMPACT FARMS: 15 PROVEN PLANS FOR MARKET FARMS ON 5 ACRES OR LESS

COMPACT FARMS: 15 PROVEN PLANS FOR MARKET FARMS ON 5 ACRES OR LESS

Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less.

The farm plans explain how to harness an area's water supply, orientation, and geography to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need actually to realize your farm dreams. 

MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING, 3RD EDITION
MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING, 3RD EDITION

MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING, 3RD EDITION

This Mother Earth News Premium: Self-Sufficient Living will teach you all about saving money with a do-it-yourself lifestyle. This issue features more than 100 articles covering recipes, livestock, gardens, and more!

Read all about planning a garden, community reliance, or saving money on groceries. Learn how to raise chickens for meat, maximize space in your garden, or build your own wind generator. Plus, get tips on how to grow vegetables all year long!

Other articles include:

  • Find Your Perfect Country Property: Follow this advice to discover the property that’s just right for you.
  • Hot Weather, Cool Chickens: Try these tips to keep your birds cool when the summer weather heats up.
  • Homemade Snack Foods: Break free from processed foods and try these quick, healthy, and inexpensive snack recipes.
  • The No-Mortgage Natural Cottage: From treehouses to tiny homes on wheels, a no-mortgage shelter can help you eschew expensive rent and debt.