Organic Farming Books
The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers (Gardener's Supply Books)
Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: Home gardeners who want growing tips from professionals, so that they can enjoy an abundance of flowers year-round in fresh and dried bouquets; Passionate gardeners and small-scale growers who want to raise and sell cut flowers in season for additional income; Small commercial farmers who want to increase farm revenue or even make a living from selling field-grown, specialty cut flowers. The Flower Farmer provides a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets. Chapters include information on: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying.
Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow ans sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and small livestock from your own backyard market garden. Learn how others grow and sell: o 14,000 pounds of food, on less than one-eighth acre - Ohio o $150,000 from one-half acre, to fancy restaurants - California o $40,000 from one acre of oriental raised beds - Oregon o $36,000 from 3/4 acre, to city farmers' markets - Massachusetts Learn how you can: . Earn top dollar, with minimum effort and maximum profits. . Grow high-value crops in small spaces, efficiently and quickly. . Improve your garden soil for super yields and superb flavor. . Create markets that are profitable, reliable, fun and sustainable. . Improve your garden soil for super yields and superb flavor. . Buy or build tools that speed your work and increase profits. . Enjoy a guaranteed salary from community supported agriculture or a membership garden. Find your market niche in: membership gardening, community supported agriculture, farmers' markets, card table in your front yard, farm stands, clientele membership clubs, producers cooperatives, restaurants, caterers, institutions, pick your own and even growing specialty crops for your neighbor's salsa recipe. "BACKYARD MARKET GARDENING is the book that shows you how to do what you can with what you have where you are." - George DeVault, Organic Gardening Magazine. "Market gardening as described by Andy Lee is very rewarding to the soul, the soil, the environment, and the flow of capital."- Jim Hightower, Austin, Texas
BACKYARD FARMING: How to Plan, Create and Grow a Healthy Sustainable Mini Farming Food Supply in your Own Backyard (Urban Farming, Backyard Chickens, Backyard Farming, Homesteading)
Backyard Farming For Beginners!Are You Ready To Learn How To Create A Mini Farm In Your Own Backyard?If So You’ve Come To The Right Place!Whether you've got a tiny backyard or an acre of spare space to work with this fantastic guide will help you start your backyard farm today! Sustainable, organic and self sufficient - the way ever urban farm should be. Ready to learn more?Here’s A Preview Of What This Backyard Farming Book Contains…An Introduction To Farming - The Basics You Need To KnowStarting Your Farm With Simple StepsDifferent Methods Of Backyard Farming Including The Pros & ConsUnderstanding Container & Vertical Farming!How To Take Care Of Your Crops Correctly (Must Read!)When And How To Harvest The Fruits Of Your LaborAnd Much, Much More!Scroll Up And Download Your Copy Now!Knowledge is power! Learn about backyard farming to improve your health, wealth, happiness and overall quality of life today
A Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening: Introduction to Composting, Worm Farming, No Dig Raised & Wicking Gardens Plus More... (Simple Living)
**Amazon No 1 Best Seller**Everything to get you started in your organic vegetable garden! A Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening is full of information for the vegetable gardener starting out. Step by step instructions and full of beautiful photographs, tables, plans and graphics.You will find information on:Planning your garden Tools that you may need or find helpful in your gardenIdeas for gardening in small spaces including pallet garden plans and photosInformation and graphics on building wicking garden bed, this hot new concept from AustraliaGreat information and tips on watering your gardenOrganic fertilisers for your gardenDealing with pests and other common vegetable garden problemsAll important mulchingEverything from growing transplanting and collection your seedsGet the best out of your soil & understanding your soil typeComposting and worm farming basic to improve your soilThe benefits of heirloom plants including a list of the most popularBasic companion planting including a detailed tableCreate a awesome no-dig garden Plans and instructions to build your own raised garden bedsAdditional tips for a healthy garden and introduction to methods for storing your cropsGet involved in your community with an introduction to community gardens
Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Countless readers of Five Acres and Independence have come away with specific projects to begin and moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm.Whether you already own a suitable place or are still looking, Five Acres and Independence will help you learn to evaluate land for both its total economic and its specific agricultural possibilities. There are methods of calculating costs of permanent improvements — draining the land, improving soil, planting wind breaks, putting in septic tanks, cellars, irrigation systems, greenhouses, etc. — and methods of carrying out those improvements. There are suggestions for specific crops — strawberries, grapes, vegetables, orchards, spring, summer, and fall crops, transplanting, timing, repairing what already exists — with methods of deciding what is best for your land and purposes and techniques for making each of them pay. There are suggestions for animals for the small-scale farmer — goats, chickens, bees — and means of working them into your overall farm design. And there are suggestions for keeping your small farm in top production condition, methods of continually increasing the value of your farm, methods of marketing your produce and of accurately investing in improvements — virtually everything a small-scale farmer needs to know to make his venture economically sound.Some things, of course, have changed since 1940 when M. G. Kains revised Five Acres and Independence. But the basic down-to-earth advice of one of the most prominent men in American agriculture and the methods of farming the small-scale, pre-DDT farm are still essentially the same. Much of the information in this book was built on USDA and state farm bureau reports; almost all of it was personally tested by M. G. Kains, either on his own farms or on farms of the people who trusted him as an experienced consultant. His book went through more than 30 editions in the first 10 years after its original publication. It has helped countless small farmers attain their dreams, and it continues today as an exceptional resource for those who want to make their first farming attempt.
ORGANIC COOKBOOK: Healthy And Delicious Baby Food Recipes Which Are Nutritious And Easy To Cook (organic food, food recipes, nutritious food)
Discover how to make nutritious and delicious organic food You’re about to discover how to make healthy and delicious baby food recipes which are easy to cook. Organic food is free from harmful pesticides and synthetic chemicals that can be very harmful to one’s health. Organic homemade baby food has more nutritional benefits as opposed to bottled or instant baby food that contains cancer-causing preservatives. You don’t need to be a chef to prepare tasty and nutritious organic food for your little one. This cookbook contains easy to make recipes for infants 6 months old and above. Whether you are following the traditional way of feeding (spoon feeding) or trying the latest feeding method of baby-led weaning, you are sure to find recipes in this book that would be easy for you to prepare. The health benefits of organic food are long-term and you will have the peace of mind that your child will grow up to become a very healthy and active person in the future. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What are the benefits of giving organic food to your baby? How to store easy to make baby food?What are the vegetable recipes which your baby will loveWhat are the organic soup recipes?What are the organic meat/ protein dishes for your toddler?What are the delicious desserts for your baby?Much, much more! Download your copy today! Check Out What Others Are Saying... One of my favourite and most used cookbooks. The recipes are delicious and my kid loves it. - Mark, NY Very informative, would highly highly recommend to anyone looking to feed their baby healthier. - Anita, India Tags: baby food, baby food recipes, baby food cookbook, baby food book, baby food making, homemade baby food
Make the break, realise the dream and start living 'The Good Life!' Packed with comprehensive information on all the practicals, from ploughing fields to milking cows, as well as new information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy. This new and revised full-colour edition of the illustrated classic is an engrossing read and a wonderful handbook for realists and dreamers alike.
Urban Farm Handbook: City Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat
You don t have to live on 50 acres to begin taking control over what you eat.Is that...a goat in your garage?! It might be if you've been reading THE URBAN FARM HANDBOOK: CITY-SLICKER RESOURCES FOR GROWING, RAISING, SOURCING, TRADING, AND PREPARING WHAT YOU EAT. In this comprehensive guide for city-dwellers on how to wean themselves off of commercial supermarkets, the authors map a plan for how to manage a busy, urban family life with home-grown foods, shared community efforts, and easy yet healthful practices. More than just a few ideas about gardening and raising chickens, THE URBAN FARM HANDBOOK uses stories, charts, grocery lists, recipes, and calendars to inform and instruct. As busy urbanites who have learned how to do everything from making cheese and curing meat to collaborating with neighbors on a food bartering system, the authors share their own food journeys along with those of local producers and consumers who are changing the food systems in the Pacific Northwest.
Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed our appetite for organic, regional produce. But most of the available resources on food production are aimed at the backyard or hobby gardener who wants to supplement their family's diet with a few homegrown fruits and vegetables. Targeted at serious growers in every climate zone, Sustainable Market Farming is a comprehensive manual for small-scale farmers raising organic crops sustainably on a few acres. Informed by the author's extensive experience growing a wide variety of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit to feed the approximately one hundred members of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia, this practical guide provides: Detailed profiles of a full range of crops, addressing sowing, cultivation, rotation, succession, common pests and diseases, and harvest and storage Information about new, efficient techniques, season extension, and disease resistant varieties Farm-specific business skills to help ensure a successful, profitable enterprise Whether you are a beginning market grower or an established enterprise seeking to improve your skills, Sustainable Market Farming is an invaluable resource and a timely book for the maturing local agriculture movement. Pam Dawling is a contributing editor with Growing for Market magazine. An avid vegetable grower, she has been farming as a member of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over twenty years, where she helps grow food for around one hundred people on three and a half acres, and provides training in sustainable vegetable production.
The current growth of organic farming is being fuelled by market demand. Nicolas Lampkin's book spells out both the principles underlying organic farming and the practical ways in which farmers can respond. He is particularly concerned with the economics of organic farming - a key point for farmers thinking of converting their land. The first part of his book spells out the principles: soil structure, crop nutrition, management of wastes, rotation design, weed management, pest and disease control, livestock husbandry. In the second part he goes into practical details for livestock systems, grassland and fodder crops, arable and horticultural crops, marketing and processing, physical and financial performance, and the conversion process. Some of the evidence on food quality and environmental impact is also reviewed. This is a guide to a way of farming which aims to be in partnership with the natural world rather than dominating it.
Farming In Your Backyard for Beginners Vol.2 - Use Proven Strategies to Grow Plants, Herbs, and Food in Your Backyard Easily (Best Guide To Grow Organic ... Farming, Backyard Farming Strategies)
Easy Strategies To Grow Foods, Plants And Herbs In Your BackyardFarming In Your Backyard For BeginnersBONUS! : FREE Natural Remedies Report Never Released Included! **** LIMITED TIME OFFER ******This book contains strategies on how to grow plants, herbs and food in your own backyard. Although it is intended for those who are new to backyard farming, this book also includes info that a long time gardener may also find useful. The first part of this book provides the basics on backyard farming, the purpose of having one and the benefits you could get out of having your own backyard garden. This book focuses on soil health and getting rid of pests earlier before they spread. It includes tips on how to grow organic food, which enables you to stay away from the conventional system where pesticides and other man-made substances are utilized. The main objective of this book is to help the backyard farming newbies to learn the things they need to know first before planting their crops. Check Out What You Will Learn After Reading This Book Below!!Backyard Farming PurposesBackyard Farming TipsStrategies To Create Your Own Backyard FarmEasy Ways To Plant In Your BackyardGrowing Plants,Foods And Herbs Benefits Get The Book Before The Promotion Runs Out! Only For A Limited Time! You Do NOT Need A Kindle Device To Read This E-Book, You Can Read On Your PC, Mac, SmartPhone, And Or Your Kindle Device Tags: Backyard Farming, Growing Plants, Herbs, Foods, Backyard, Organic
Farming: Organic Farming - Grow Your Own: Fruits, & Vegetables! Plus Start An Organic Farm Business. (Green Living, Homesteading, Self Sufficiency)
New and Improved - 2nd EditionGrow Your Own Healthy, Popular, and Profitable Organic Produce!Why is organic farming so popular today?Both farmers and consumers benefit from the health, environmental, and economic savings of organic farming. Following the healthy trend of chemical-free farming can be your path to a rewarding, thriving, and socially-responsible business! In Farming: Organic Farming - Grow Your Own: Fruits & Vegetables! Plus Start An Organic Farm Business, you’ll learn how to start your organic farm at home, which crops to grow, and how to get certified as an organic producer.This book has everything you need to get started as an organic farmer!Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited – Order Now!When you download Farming: Organic Farming - Grow Your Own: Fruits & Vegetables! Plus Start An Organic Farm Business, you’ll not only learn the skills and techniques you’ll need to run a prospering farm, you’ll also learn how to connect with other farmers and trade ideas, supplies, and equipment. You’re joining a community of positive, helpful idealists who want to make the world a better place!Remember - You don’t need a Kindle device to read this book – just download a FREE Kindle Reader for your computer, phone, or tablet!Don’t wait another minute to start your dream farm – Download Farming: Organic Farming - Grow Your Own: Fruits & Vegetables! Start An Organic Farm Business right away!You'll even get a FREE BONUS book inside!
Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basics—and getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environment—but the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go? This book covers the basics and then some. Whether you’re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether you’re growing crops or raising animals, you’ll find everything you need to know in these pages—from getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming, including state standards and more information.
It doesn't take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don't have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Hobby Farms Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press and the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self sustainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate. This comprehensive volume will answer every up and coming urban farmer's questions about how, what, where and why--a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill.Winner of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award in Home & Garden from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
DIY Box Set: More then 100 Useful Tips for Organic Farming and Herb Beauty Products You Can Make at Home (DIY, Homemade Beauty Products, Garden Patterns)
BOOK #1: Homemade Lotions: 20 Organic and Easy Nourishing Lotion Recipes That you Can Make at HomeEverybody uses lotion. Whether you use it for your hands, face, feet or all-over body, you have one aim in mind. That's to get the softest skin you can. So, you buy what you have been led to believe is the purest and best skin lotions there are. Just as with chemically manufactured foods, lotions of every kind are also infused with their own brand of toxins. Some are barely noticeable, and some over time, could be hazardous to your health. BOOK #2: Homemade Shampoo: 22 Tips on How to Make Homemade Shampoos For Damaged and Hair Without ShineAre you tired of paying top dollar for shampoo that does an adequate at best job of cleaning your hair? Are you worried about the types of chemicals that you are putting in your hair and on your head and what those chemicals could do if they get absorbed through your scalp? We all are justifiably concerned about the types of products we are buying. BOOK #3: Homemade Beauty Products: 22 Outstanding Easy to Make Beauty Products You Can Make at HomeThis book will teach you how to make simple and safe natural beauty products right from your home. Very easy and simple to make you wouldn’t mind making it anywhere from home; the kitchen, the bathroom, the toilet, the garage, the basement. It’s your home so you choose where to make it because home is a safe haven.BOOK #4: Soap Making: Amazing Ideas and Proven Tips for Making Homemade Natural Soaps In Your HomeThis book is perfect for the novice to the experienced. Jam-packed with amazing ideas and tips this book is a snapshot of everything to do with natural soap making. From creating a Babushka inspired soap to taking inspiration from art galleries this guide covers ideas and tips you won't read anywhere else. This guide traverses across all aspects of natural soap making from achieving cookie cutter perfect soaps through to letting your inner creative loose to create the abstract and wonderful. BOOK #5: Knitting: 5 Proven Lessons on How to Master Knitting in the Shortest Amount of TimeKnitting is a skill, a craft, a science, and an art all rolled into one. When someone learns to knit, he or she can create fashion that makes a wearable a statement or accessories that make a house a home. This book is an engaging, enlightening introduction to knitting. It will take you from the very beginning stages - knowing what to look for when you’re shopping, learning the basics you need to know to create a simple project right now, deciphering a pattern – and give you the confidence to develop your skills enough to master even the most complicated project later on. Each section of the book delivers a nuts and bolts how-to with clear descriptions of techniques accompanied by illustrations.BOOK #6: Essential Oils: 25 Outstanding Essential Oil Recipes for Damaged Hair Without Shine That You Can Make at HomeGive your hair natural look using 25 outstanding essential oil recipes for damaged hairGetting Your FREE BonusDownload this book, and find "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter right after the introduction or after the conclusion.Download your copy of "DIY Box Set" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
Worldwide sales of organic products have expanded 10 to 20% per year for the past decade, increasing interest in organic farming as a profitable and more environmentally benign alternative to conventional production. To participate in the current food system, it is imperative that agronomists and horticulturists master the practices, systems design, certification process, and details of the organic farming sector. Combining farmer experience and wisdom with the best that science has to offer can help us better understand organic systems and how to design them to meet human needs and preserve an environment where we would like to live. This book represents a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. The discussion begins with history and certification, ecological knowledge as the foundation for sustaining food systems, and biodiversity. The next chapters address crop-animal systems; forages, grain, oil seed, and specialty crops; organic cropping and soil nutrient needs; and vegetation and pest management. Readers will next learn about marketing organics, organic foods and food security, and education and research. The book concludes with a survey of the future of organic farming and a perspective on the agricultural industry and the future of the rural sector.The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are prominent international scientific societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The Societies specialize in peer-reviewed, high-quality science titles for a wide variety of audiences.Some of the many areas we publish in include:-Soils Methods and Management-Crop Development and Improvement-Agrosystem Management and the Global Food Crisis-Environmental Conservation and Climatology
100 Herbs for making JADAM Natural Pesticide: The way to Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture (JADAM Organic Farming)
Meet Mr. Yu, herb expert of Jadam. He fell in love with wild plants and flowers while crossing the White Head Mountain Range on foot. He describes 100 wild herbs that can be used to control agricultural pests. The awesome part is that these plants are found everywhere - meaning no more pesticide cost. Revolutionize your farming with Jadam. We also recommend our basic textbook "Jadam Organic Farming." Geol Yu was born in 1965 in a remote village in the spiritual Horse Ear Mountain in North Jeonla province of Korea.After graduating from Korea University (Statistics) he worked in a financial institution for over 10 years. His journey on foot that crossed the entire White Head Mountain Range inspired him to become a wild herb specialist. He went back to the mountains; to Akyang village in Mount Jiri. Also a photographer, he spends his time capturing wild herbs and flowers of Mount Jiri while studying and teaching wild plants. He also makes tea from native chrysanthemum. For years, he has been writing about insect-repelling plants on Jadam website (jadam.kr). His articles and photos can be seen at www.myroad.pe.kr.He is currently herb specialist and reporter of Jadam, wild herb and flowers teacher at Mount Jiri School, and manager of Gamguk (Chrysanthemum) Tea Garden company.Table of Contents001 Digitalis 20002 Red Spider Lily 24003 Aconitum 28004 Oleander 32005 Arisaema 36006 American Pokeweed 40007 Castor Oil Plant 44008 Tobacco 48009 Lacquer Tree 52010 Yew Tree 54011 Ginkgo 60012 Narcissus 64013 Greater Celandine68014 Japanese Snowbell 72015 Apricot 76016 Nandina 80017 Water Pepper 84018 Sophora 88019 Chinaberry92020 Mint 96021 Rosemary 100022 Bracken 104023 Climbing Bagbane 108024 Hinoki Cypress112025 Garlic 116026 Onion 120027 Hot Pepper 124028 Purslane 128029 Heartleaf Houttuynia 132030 Potato 136031 Madagascar periwinkle 140032 Cinnamon 144033 Clove 148034 Japanese Pepper 152035 Hylomecon156036 African Marigold/French Marigold 160037 Crown Wood Fern164038 Veratrum168039 Carpesium 172040 Lavender 176041 Lopseed 180042 Pinellia184043 Empress Tree188044 Wild Walnut/Walnut 192045 Garden Balsam 196046 Picrasma quassioides200047 Pomegranate 204048 Common Cosmos 208049 Tea Plant 214050 Mustard 218051 Securinega 222052 Japanese hedge parsley226053 Temple Juniper 230054 Japanese Aralia 234055 Korean Plum Yew 238056 Corydalis 242057 Korean Pasqueflower (Baekduong) 246058 Japanese Belladonna 250059 Royal Azalea 254060 Lily of the Valley 258061 Thunberg's Geranium262 062 Japanese Andromeda 266063 Shiso 270064 Curly Dock 274065 Chinese Lizards Tail 278066 Asian Copperleaf 282067 Japanese Hop 286068 Sweet Flag 290069 Sasa borealis294070 Jerusalem Artichoke 298071 Taro302072 Datura 306073 Wormwood 310074 Salvia plebeia314075 Kobushi Magnolia/Oyama Magnolia 318076 Mugwort 322077 Coffee 326078 Clematis 330079 Turmeric 334080 Juniper 338081 Pyrethrum Daisy342082 Crowfoot/Longbeak Buttercup 346083 Great St. John’s Wort/St. John’s Wort 350084 Derris 354085 Tree of Heaven 358086 Decumbent Bugle 362087 Knotgrass366088 Euphorbia humifusa/ Jigeumcho 370089 Rough Cocklebur/ Changija 374090 Japanese Royal Fern 378091 Chinese Pepper Tree 382092 Horsetail 386093 Lilac Daphne 390094 Common Gardenia 394095 Common Fig and Japanese Fig 398096 Japanese Rush402097 Japanese Chaff Flower 406098 Japanese Pagoda Tree 410099 Firethorn414100 Chinese Catalpa418