Gardening is in the news, and for good reason. A coronavirus victory garden can offer food-security, cost savings and a reason to spend time outside.
Many farmers want their own land, but as Brian Cole of of Bigfoot Farm points out, leasing farmland can get young growers farming faster.
In “No Till Intensive Vegetable Culture,” Bryan O’Hara provides a detailed road map for transitioning away from tillage and toward regenerative growing practices.
Learning the history of small-scale organic farming can help you better understand and improve growing practices. These books are ideal starting points.
Plows and rototillers make it easy to flip beds from one crop to the next, but these techniques can transition your beds and help the soil without tillage.
Covering your soil at the end of the growing season is an important step in keeping it healthy throughout the winter so it’s ready for spring.
Alice Percy provides detailed instructions for humanely raising pigs on pasture in a book that’s valuable to homesteader and commercial farmer alike.