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Maximizing Your Mini Farm

Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: 

  • Soil and Fertility Tools and Techniques
  • Planting Guides and Seeders
  • Easy Trellising 
  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Greater Food Self-Sufficiency
  • Making Your Own Country Wines
  • Making Your Own Vinegars 
  • Making Cheese at Home
  • Cooking for Self-Sufficiency 

Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. The author of the bestselling Mini Farming series, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. He lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 15, 2012)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781616086107

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