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Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres Paperback – 23 February 2013

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Whether you are a new farmer just starting out, an experienced producer looking to move into year-round production on a few acres, or a home gardener who is serious about food production, this book is for you.
-- IRA WALLACE, Author of Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast , Coordinator of variety selection and outreach for Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

...simply the best new cutting-edge resource for small organic producers... a gold mine of practical farming knowledge!
-- MARK CAIN, Dripping Springs Garden, Huntsville, Arkansas

...a valuable addition to the library of both beginning and seasoned vegetable farmers, and a unique text for vegetable production and urban farming classes.
-- JOHN BIERNBAUM, Professor of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Sustainable Market Farming is a comprehensive year-round guide for the small-scale farmer in every climate zone. Leveraging the author's exhaustive experience growing a wide variety of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit sustainably on a few acres, this practical manual provides:

  • Detailed profi les of a full range of crops, addressing sowing, cultivation, rotation, succession, common pests and diseases, harvest and storage
  • Information about new, effi cient techniques, season extension and disease resistant varieties
  • Farm-specific business skills to help ensure a successful, profitable enterprise.

Whether you are a beginning market grower or an established enterprise seeking to take your operation to the next level, Sustainable Market Farming is the resource you need to maximize your harvest without compromising quality or soil fertility. Enhance your participation in the maturing local agriculture movement with this exciting, timely and invaluable resource.

PAM DAWLING is a contributing editor at Growing for Market magazine. An avid vegetable grower for 38 years, she has been farming as a member of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over 20 years, where she helps grow food for around 100 people on three and a half acres, and provides training in sustainable vegetable production for community members.

To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending select New Society Publishers books to its readers. This book is one of them.

About the Author

Pam Dawling has been farming and providing training in sustainable vegetable production in a large variety of climates for over 40 years, 14 of which have been hoophouse growing, and is the author of the best-selling Sustainable Market Farming . She lives and grows at Twin Oaks community in Virginia.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Society Publishers (23 February 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 456 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0865717168
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0865717169
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.32 x 2.03 x 23.5 cm
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Pam Dawling has been growing vegetables at Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over 25 years, where the gardens feed 100 people on 3.5 acres. Pam's first book, Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres, published in 2013, is widely used. Her second book The Year-Round Hoophouse will be published by New Society in November 2018. Pam is a contributing editor with Growing for Market and also writes for other magazines. She presents workshops at sustainable agriculture conferences and similar events. She shares these slide show presentations on www.slideshare.net. Pam blogs weekly on her website www.sustainablemarketfarming.com and on facebook.com/SustainableMarketFarming, and monthly on the Mother Earth News Organic Gardening Blog www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening. Pam also does consultancy work for new and beginning farmers.

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