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Agriculture in Transition book cover

Book excerpt: Agriculture in Transition by Donald Schriefer

Agriculture in Transition is the last word on eco-farming systems from America’s “environmental agronomist” – Donald L. Schriefer. A pioneer in developing an awareness of the relation of tillage to soil fertility, Schriefer focused on three major soil basics – soil aeration, soil water, and soil decay – as the foundation of sound, productive agriculture.

The Energetic Goat

Carrie Eastman on holistic management practices for goats

In her book The Energetic Goat, author Carrie Eastman provides step-by-step instruction on the basic techniques of holistic management of your goats. (Video included)

Front cover of Science in Agriculture

Book excerpt: Science in Agriculture by Arden B. Andersen

In his book Science in Agriculture, author Arden B. Anderson sought to apply true, natural science to agriculture. Readers should gain a working knowledge of chemistry, physics, and plant biology as applied to agriculture; discover what weeds are communicating about your soil’s fertility needs; and learn how to design and implement a program to produce […]

Front cover of Maple on Tap

Book excerpt: Maple on Tap by Rich Finzer

Rich Finzer, author of the book Maple on Tap, has two decades’ worth of experience producing maple syrup. That experience is distilled into the each chapter of this book, which includes step-by-step instructions for all sugaring activities from tapping to bottling, as age-old skills are enhanced with modern technology. There are also plenty of beautiful, […]

Front cover image for the book Rebirth of the Small Family Farm

Book excerpt: Rebirth of the Small Family Farm

The book “Rebirth of the Small Family Farm” is a concise handbook for starting a successful organic farm based on the community-supported agriculture concept. The authors, Bonnie and Bob Gregson, illustrate how they – two self-described “middle-aged novices” – made a decent living on less than 2 acres of land. This is not just a […]

Front cover image of the book Food, Farming & Health

Book excerpt: Food, Farming & Health by Vandana Shiva, et al.

The book Food, Farming & Health shows how our health is a continuum from the soil, to the plants, to our bodies. It demonstrates how chemical farming depletes the soils of nutrition, producing plants that are nutritionally empty but full of toxic residues, which cause us – its consumers – to suffer from diseases related […]