Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know

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Voyageur Press, May 15, 2007 - Gardening - 159 pages
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Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basics and getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environment but the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go?

This book covers the basics and then some. Whether you re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether you re growing crops or raising animals, you ll find everything you need to know in these pages from getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming, including state standards and more information.

 

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Written by a former editor of mine, this is probably the best book ever written on the subject of organic farming. Read it and you will know everything you need to know about organic farming, organic gardening and farmer's markets. Read full review

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Enjoyed reading it twice. Has a lot of good information if your just getting started, even some tips I have read no where else.

Contents

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6
II
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III
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IV
30
V
34
VI
38
VII
44
VIII
58
XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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About the author (2007)

Peter V. Fossel has been an organic grower for 25 years, raising vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and nursery plants. He has written numerous magazine articles on farming and gardening, including for the magazine for the nation's top rural-agriculture retailer, Tractor Supply Company's Out monthly Out Here. He is currently gardens manager at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson near Nashville, Tennessee.

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