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The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work

By: Ben Hartman

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003399

ISBN: 1603585923

Condition: New


A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation To many people today, using the words factory and farm in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase ... View more info

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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

By: Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2012

Seller ID: 002266

ISBN: 1743051255

Condition: New


Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them? Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. T... View more info

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Two Percent Solutions for the Planet: 50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech, Nature-Based Practices for Combatting Hunger, Drought, and Climate Change

By: Courtney White

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003664

ISBN: 1603586172

Condition: New


Two Percent Solutions for the Planet profiles fifty innovative practices that soak up carbon dioxide in soils, reduce energy use, sustainably intensify food production, and increase water quality. The two percent refers to: the amount of new carbon in the soil needed to reap a wide variety of ecological and economic benefits; the percentage of the nation s population who are farmers and ranchers; and the low financial cost (in terms of GDP) needed to get this work done. ... View more info

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Hobby Hydroponics Second Edition

By: Howard M. Resh

Price: $52.99

Publisher: USA, CRC Press: 2013

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 9781466569416

ISBN: 1466569417

Condition: New


Hydroponics as a hobby can provide enjoyment, stress relief, and the gratification of creating your own fresh, pesticide-free garden. The increased interest in hobby hydroponics over the last 30 years has created market demand and, therefore, widespread availability of small-scale hydroponic units. Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition is a guide to all aspects of home hydroponic culture and systems, providing the most up-to-date information on hobby hydroponic growing, incl... View more info

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How to Build a Fence: Plan and Build Basic Fences and Gates # Storey Basics: Books for Self-Reliance

By: Jeff Beneke

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002900

ISBN: 1612124429

Condition: New


Whether you need a fence to protect your garden, keep animals or children safe, or add privacy, Jeff Beneke explains exactly what you need to know to build it yourself - even if you've never built anything before. He gives clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for several basic fence styles using a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and chain link. And once you've mastered the basics, you'll be skilled enough to build any kind of fence, even those not covere... View more info

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Tractors and Trucks: The Ultimate World Reference With Over 1,500 Photographs

By: John Carroll and Peter Davies

Price: $35.95

Publisher: UK, Hermes House: 2010

Seller ID: 003555

ISBN: 1843096897

Condition: New


From farming to road transportation, cultivation to furniture removal, tractors and trucks perform a huge variety of tasks. Tractors are an essential farming tool, having taken over the role formerly performed by oxen, horses, camels and elephants - that of pulling farm implements. Trucks are road vehicles used for carrying heavy loads, from supermarket food, logs, cement or fuel to everyday refuse. This magnificent encyclopedia is divided into two parts, one following... View more info

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Harvest Your Own Lumber: How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood

By: John English

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Linden Publishing Co Inc: 2015

Seller ID: 002899

ISBN: 1610352432

Condition: New


In today s artisan, hands-on, and environmentally conscience landscape, there are many reasons to mill your own lumber: a craftsman, artist, or builder can gain access to a new species and unique cuts of wood; there s the Yankee in all of us that hates to see a healthy log simply go off to the landfill when it can offer new flooring or a piece of furniture; and, finally, there s symmetry in building something for a grandchild from the branch that held his daddy s tire-sw... View more info

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One-Straw Revolutionary: The philosophy and work of Masanobu Fukuoka

By: Larry Korn

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003401

ISBN: 1603585303

Condition: New


One-Straw Revolutionary represents the first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 2008), widely considered to be natural farming's most influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka is perhaps most known for his bestselling book The One-Straw Revolution (1978), a manifesto on the importance of no-till agriculture, which was at the time of publication a radical challenge to the global systems that supply the world's food, and s... View more info

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Maintaining Small-Farm Equipment: How to keep Tractors and Implements running well # Storey Basics

By: Steve Hansen and Ann Larkin Hansen

Price: $15.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003400

ISBN: 1612125271

Condition: New


This Storey Basics title offers exactly what you need to know to keep your small farm's equipment in good working order. Long-time farmers Steve and Ann Larkin Hansen cover everything from tractors and mowers to trimmers, tillers, ATVs, plows, discs, drills, planters, cultivators, mechanical rakes, and balers, showing you how to care for your equipment to prevent problems and how to diagnose and fix the things that do go wrong. View more info

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Humane Livestock Handling : Understanding Livestock Behaviour and Building Facilities for Healthier Animals

By: Temple Grandin

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 9781603420280

ISBN: 1603420282

Condition: New


Temple Grandin, one of the most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, has spent her life developing stress-free facility designs and standards of humane management. In an environment of growing concern regarding large factory farming practices, Grandin is a voice of reason explaining the benefits of keeping animals calm through every phase of their lives - benefits that include safer working conditions, higher yields of marketable meat, better-quality meat,... View more info