the market gardener a successful growers handbook for small scale organic farming

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The Market Gardener

Author : Jean-Martin Fortier
ISBN : 9780865717657
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 85. 35 MB
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

The Market Gardener

Author : Jean-Martin Fortier
ISBN : 9781550925555
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 33. 61 MB
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

The Organic Farmer S Business Handbook

Author : Richard Wiswall
ISBN : 9781603582490
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 78. 6 MB
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Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What’s required is farming smarter, not harder. In The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. From his twenty-seven years of experience at Cate Farm in Vermont, Wiswall knows firsthand the joys of starting and operating an organic farm—as well as the challenges of making a living from one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one’s own boss, and working intimately with nature. But, unfortunately, many farmers avoid learning about the business end of farming; because of this, they often work harder than they need to, or quit farming altogether because of frustrating—and often avoidable—losses. In this comprehensive business kit, Wiswall covers: Step-by-step procedures to make your crop production more efficient Advice on managing employees, farm operations, and office systems Novel marketing strategies What to do with your profits: business spending, investing, and planning for retirement A companion CD offers valuable business tools, including easy-to-use spreadsheets for projecting cash flow, a payroll calculator, comprehensive crop budgets for forty different crops, and tax planners.

The Winter Harvest Handbook

Author : Eliot Coleman
ISBN : 9781603580816
Genre : Gardening
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Explains how to grow and harvest vegetables throughout the year in mobile plastic greenhouses that use little heat, covering topics such as greenhouse design and construction, soil preparation, weed control, pests, and summer and winter crops.

Sustainable Market Farming

Author : Pam Dawling
ISBN : 9781550925128
Genre : Gardening
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Growing for 100 - the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.

The Urban Farmer

Author : Curtis Stone
ISBN : 9780865718012
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Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces

The Lean Farm

Author : Ben Hartman
ISBN : 9781603585927
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 32. 51 MB
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A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation To many people today, using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed on progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family’s one-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman’s prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes.

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