ISBN: 1635861896
EAN13: 9781635861891
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 10, 2020
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 8" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm: How to Start and Run a Profitable Market Garden That Builds Health in Soil, Crops, and Communities

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Book Overview

Growing food in undisturbed soil is nature's model for success and a core concept of sustainable farming. No-till practices and plant diversity preserve soil structure, increase water absorption, reduce erosion, and allow microscopic life to flourish.

Learn how you can use this intensive approach to vegetable farming to increase production while maintaining a human-scale operation, with fields, tools, and methods sized for people rather than tractors and machinery.

In this in-depth manual, Daniel Mays shares his proven strategies for operating a thriving, no-till, small-scale commercial farm, including how to:

- Maximize production and efficiency through soil health and biodiversity
- Maintain a weed-free farm
- Integrate cover crops and livestock
- Increase resilience through interplanting, hedgerows, and beneficial insect habitat
- Build community and a vibrant customer base
- Make a good living from farming.

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5
   Packed with helpful info
I found this book super helpful ''. It is packed with thorough explanations about soil health and no-till practices that will help me build my no-till game and understand how to make smart changes and why I am doing things. The level of information in this book could be a little intimidating if you're new to no-till farming, but the good news is that there are a lot of great introduction-to-no-till books you could read first.
 
5
   A map from your dream farm to an actual farm
How to build your medicinal farm project from A to Z. adaptable to a vegetable farm or to a garden in a sustainable community. Daniel gives the whole picture.
 
5
   New way of gardening
I have used organic gardening for many years and have always enjoyed organic fertilizers. Now understand more about managing the soil and using cover crops with a no-till process to create healthy soil life and preserve the biodiversity of the soil. I don 't intend to farm commercially, but a great book for the home gardener as well.
 
5
   Good information for any organic gardener.
I have done some of the things he does and will try more this summer. Though my garden is only for my own food, there is plenty of information for the home gardener to improve their garden.
 
5
   This is the future...I hope.
This book highlights what I believe will change our understanding of horticulture, especially for changing the way we grow macro plants. This concept of practice needs to burst with the force of a flower, nourishing our minds, soul and body. Can I get Amen?
 
5
   One of my favorites
This book finds itself laying around random spots throughout my house due to the fact that I am always referencing it.
 
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   Nothing new here. But is a nice book nevertheless.
The price of the book is, however, extremely reasonable, so that if you want a book for reference on your bookshelf, you would probably pick this. My only criticism is that I wanted to see more about planting times. And it would have been nice to have an online link to a template to the spreadsheet that talks about it. This would have been cool.
 
5
   Incredible Resource
Daniel met every detail about farm startup and development, incredibly comprehensive, with step by step instructions for some of the most important aspects of running a no-turn organic operation!
 
4
   Great information, worth buying
So, personal opinion from a 40+ year home gardener. If you can get past all the climate change is man made '' propaganda of the first couple of chapters, this book has a lot of great information. It is written in easy to understand terms and will be easy for a new or new farmer to market.
 
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