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Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know (Everything You Need to Know)

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Publisher Comments:

This essential book is the first seed you’ll need to get your organic farm growing!

            From organic certification to planning your crop, harvesting to selling your wares, this book is chock full of everything you need to know. It also covers raising animals—organically!

            The number of organic cropland in the United States has quadrupled in the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department. This hot trend is good for Planet Earth and good for you.

            Experienced organic farmer Peter Fossel offers hard-won, firsthand expert advice on:

·        Vegetables, Crops, and Plants

·        Livestock and Poultry

·        Converting from Conventional Farming

·        Organic Certification, Laws, and Rules

·        Alternatives to Pesticides and Drugs

·        Marketing Strategies for Your Wares

            For every farmer who has ever wished to harvest chemical-free vegetables and livestock on their own acreage, this book will help you fulfill your dreams!

Book News Annotation:

After making a case for organic farming that encompasses economics and human and environmental health, Fossel treats the specifics of transitioning, getting certified as organic, and succeeding at organic gardening and livestock-raising on a large scale. The guide includes color photos of good crop choices, tips, a glossary, recipes, and the advice that: "...the key to everything-- your profits, your sanity, your marriage--is rich, friable soil." No further reading is suggested. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The only general book on organic farming—for beginners or transitioning farmers, growing crops or raising animals—information on everything from getting started to marketing strategies.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Peter V. Fossel has been an organic grower for 25 years, raising vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and nursery plants. He has written numerous magazine articles on farming and gardening, including for the magazine for the nation's top rural-agriculture retailer, Tractor Supply Company's Out monthly Out Here. He is currently gardens manager at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson near Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Organic

Chapter 2: The New Farm

Chapter 3: The Soul of a Soil

Chapter 4: Cover Crops and Green Manure

Chapter 5: Crop Rotation

Chapter 6: The Compost Question

Chapter 7: Greenhouses

Chapter 8: Bugs and Pests

Chapter 9: Weed Limits

Chapter 10: Tractors and Tillers

Chapter 11: Transition to Organic

Chapter 12: To Market, To Market

Chapter 13: Vegetable Growing

Chapter 14: Organic Livestock

Chapter 15: Flower Farming

Appendix: Seed Storage

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760324691
Author:
Fossel, Peter
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Author:
Fossel, Peter V.
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Organic farming
Subject:
Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
TEC003030
Subject:
Agriculture-Sustainable Living
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Everything You Need to Know
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
171 Color and 15 BandW Photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in

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The only general book on organic farming—for beginners or transitioning farmers, growing crops or raising animals—information on everything from getting started to marketing strategies.

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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