Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a circle of relatives of four and earn an income.
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming on the way to show you how to produce 85 percent of an average circle of relatives’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash every year even as spending less than half the time that an abnormal job would require. Even though you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you want to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and a lot more. Because self-sufﬁciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along side a large number of methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.