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The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook

Book Excerpt: The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook

Chapter 5 of The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook discusses the benefits of insects, and methods to control them in biological, natural, safe and healthy ways.

Ask the Plant

Sourcing Fertility in the Soil

The book Ask The Plant is based on the agronomy of Esper “K.” Chandler, and offers farmers and growers a better way to grow plants that involves reading the unique language of plants, utilizing leaf and petiole testing, and in turn knowing how to produce a better crop using only the fertilizers and soil-building ingredients […]

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, […]