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

Author: Josh Volk

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240 pages

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1 total reviews

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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. 

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Wystan Simons
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I was very interested in this book- ultimately it made me fully aware that although I want to grow Owen food I do not want the pressure of growing for profit! They are very different experiences.
As the mom of a young adult with profound movement dysregulation, I have plenty of pressure in my life already.
Gardening whether for food or beauty is a source of peace, and the attempt to do it on a schedule under demand would not be.
But thanks for publishing a useful book.