|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2010|
|INSIDE:||77 colour photographs & drawings|
The joy of really fresh, home-grown food seduces many of us. Hugh and Claire Lanham have run various miniature smallholdings for over thirty years, some in gardens and others on allotments. They are not self-sufficient or truly organic but they do produce a great deal of very good meat and vegetable that often taste much better than the produce sold in supermarkets. Moreover, their ethos is that food production must not take over your life, or be so demanding as to spoil the fun. This practical guide explains how they do it, and how you can do it as well. Garden Farming is essential reading for all those who want to engage in substantial domestic food production but who stop short of embracing the very demanding lifestyle choice of self-sufficiency.
Explains how it is possible to supplement your diet and your quality of life within the time constraints of a working life. Based on the author's sound knowledge gained over many years of experimentation with different kinds of livestock and crops. Examines vegetable growing systems and techniques. Covers root crops, legumes, brassicas, perennial crops and other vegetables. Considers what is involved in keeping livestock: rabbits, poultry, pigs, goats and other large animals on a small scale.
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" Here is a book made to measure for anyone contemplating home food production, or for that matter those of us who are already involved in utilising our garden space.
A useful Appendix with a list of varieties, plus a Glossary and Index makes this a good reference work and it is difficult to imagine what, if anything, has not been covered. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Feathered World - May 2010