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Image for The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

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 their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identi... 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. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to fol... 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. As White explained in Grass, Soil, Hope, a highly efficient carbon cycle captures, stores, releases, and recaptures biochemic... View more info

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Hobby Hydroponics [Second Edition]

By: Howard M. Resh

Price: $52.99

Publisher: USA, CRC Press: 2013

Edition: Second 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, including the numerous advancements in concepts, technology, and products since the first edition. The book presents an overview ... View more info

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Hydroponics for the Home Grower

By: Howard M. Resh

Price: $54.95

Publisher: USA, CRC Press: 2015

Seller ID: 9781482239256

ISBN: 1482239256

Condition: New


Hydroponics offers many advantages to traditional soil-based horticulture. These include greater control over many of the limiting factors, such as light, temperature, and pests, as well as the ability to grow plants in all seasons. With instruction from one of the top recognized authorities worldwide, Hydroponics for the Home Grower gives you step-by-step guidance on how to grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, arugula, bok choy, and various herbs year-round within your home or in a backyard greenhouse. With Dr. Howard Resh?s help, you?ll learn: Background inform... 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 covered in the book. View more info

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From Vines to Wines : The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine [Fifth Edition]

By: Jeff Cox

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Edition: Fifthe Edition

Seller ID: 9781612124384

ISBN: 1612124380

Condition: New


Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques and varieties discussed in the updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, readers learn how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; construct sturdy and effective trellising systems; plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for a particular climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, colour, aroma, body, and taste. With this update, Jeff Cox also explains how to select and grow grapes so that home winemakers can create their own sparkling wine, ice wine, port-style w... View more info

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Tractors and Trucks: The Ultimate World Reference With Over 1,500 Photographs *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: John Carroll and Peter Davies

Price: $35.95

Publisher: UK, Hermes House: 2010

Seller ID: 9781843096894

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 the development of the tractor and the other focussing on the origins and functions of different kinds of trucks. The encyc... 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-swing. And, let s not forget that wood is expensive; on top of all the other great reasons, harvesting your own timber will sav... View more info

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The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency : The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers

By: John Seymour

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, DK: 2019

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 9780241352465

ISBN: 0241352460

Condition: New


Embrace off-grid green living with the bestselling classic guide to a more sustainable way of life, now with a brand new foreword from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living sustainably. The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency offers step-by-step instructions on everything from chopping trees to harnessing solar power; from growing fruit and vegetables, and preserving and pickling your harvest, to baking bread, brewing beer, and making cheese. Seymour shows you how to live off... 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 still inspires readers today. Larry Korn, who apprenticed with Mr. Fukuoka in Japan at the time, translated the manuscript and... View more info

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Back from the Brink : How Australia's Landscape Can Be Saved

By: Peter Andrews

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2006

Seller ID: 9780733319624

ISBN: 0733319629

Condition: New


Featured on Australian Story, Peter Andrews is a racehorse breeder and farmer credited with remarkable success in converting degraded, salt-ravaged properties into fertile, drought-resistant pastures. His methods are so at odds with conventional scientific wisdom that for 30 years he has been dismissed and ridiculed as a madman. He has faced bankruptcy and family break-up. But now, on the brink of ecological disaster, leading politicians, international scientists and businessmen are beating a path to his door as they grapple with how best to alleviate the affects of drought on the Australian l... View more info

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Back from the Brink : How Australia's Landscape Can Be Saved [used book]

By: Peter Andrews

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2006

Seller ID: 0733319629

ISBN: 0733319629

Condition: Good


Featured on Australian Story, Peter Andrews is a racehorse breeder and farmer credited with remarkable success in converting degraded, salt-ravaged properties into fertile, drought-resistant pastures. His methods are so at odds with conventional scientific wisdom that for 30 years he has been dismissed and ridiculed as a madman. He has faced bankruptcy and family break-up. But now, on the brink of ecological disaster, leading politicians, international scientists and businessmen are beating a path to his door as they grapple with how best to alleviate the affects of drought on the Australian l... View more info

Image for Beyond the Brink : Peter Andrews' radical vision for a sustainable Australian landscape

Beyond the Brink : Peter Andrews' radical vision for a sustainable Australian landscape

By: Peter Andrews

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2008

Seller ID: 9780733324109

ISBN: 073332410X

Condition: New


Ever controversial, Peter Andrews, described as a prophet in his own land, once again challenges farmers, governments (federal and state), environmentalists and scientists to face the consequences of their actions. Unless attitudes change now, our lands, forests and rivers, flora and fauna, that we have wilfully mistreated for far too many years, will be degraded beyond repair. About the Author: Farmer, horse breeder and extraordinary conservationist, Peter Andrew's was the subject of a two-part Australian Story in 2005, Of Drought and Flooding Rain, about his controversial vision for saving ... View more info

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A Slice of Organic Life : Projects for Your Garden, Home and Community

By: Sheherazade Goldsmith

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Dorling Kindersley: 2018

Seller ID: 9780143769934

ISBN: 0143769936

Condition: New


This book is packed with projects, advice and inspiration - start feeling good about what you can achieve instead of guilty about what you can't. A Slice of Organic Life is the perfect guide to a more organic and simple life, with projects for your garden, home, community and life, including a foreword by Matt and Lentil Purbrick (of Grown & Gathered). From growing and preserving your own food, to raising your own animals, making natural body products, reducing your household waste or joining a community garden, this book will help you enjoy the pleasures of organic, sustainable living. No... 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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Hydroponics for Everyone [Fourth Edition] A Practical Guide to Gardening in the 21st Century

By: Susan Sutherland

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House: 2003

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9781864470697

ISBN: 1864470690

Condition: New


Hydroponics is gardening without soil. It can be done indoors, without natural light and all year round. Fruit, vegetables and flowers are all grown hydroponically these days and an industry has grown up providing equipment to those wishing to grow hydroponically. It practically guarantees perfect results every time. Hydroponics for Everyone is the complete guide for anyone wishing to take up hydroponics gardening, and an ideal book for the most dedicated hydroponic gardener. Simple, accessible, enthusiastic and attractive, it has been the one book that hydroponic suppliers unanimously recomme... 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, and, of course, more humane conditions for the animals.The first half of "Humane Livestock Handling" reviews the natural beh... View more info