Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less.
- 240 pages
- ISBN 1612125948
Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness an area’s water supply, orientation, and geography in order to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need to actually realize your farm dreams.
About the Author:
Josh Volk has been farming in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years and before that he worked on farms in California, the Southwest, and Northeast. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and got into farming because he saw it as a way to combine his interests in social justice, care for the environment and eating well. He currently runs Cully Neighborhood Farm, a small urban CSA farm in Portland, Oregon, and also consults, writes, and teaches workshops on vegetable production around the US and in Canada under the name Slow Hand Farm. He is a regular contributor to Growing For Market and the Author of the book Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less.
Paperback / 240 pages