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We must bring money back down to earth. Inquiries into the nature of slow money presents the path for bringing money back down to earth, philosophically, strategically and pragmatically, and with an entrepreneurial spirit that is informed by decades of work by the thousands of CEOs, investors, grant-makers, food producers and consumers who are seeding the restorative economy.
Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind by Gene Logsdon
In this collection of essays by one of America's most eloquent and influential proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multifaceted case for small farms is built using logic and facts. Discover anew the complexity and beauty that is the small farm and learn of the many benefits small farms give to individuals, the environment, the economy and society.
Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a family farm? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable. But for farm entrepreneurs, the opportunities have never been greater. Chapters include: Envisioning Your Future, Examining Your Ideas, Embarking on Your Adventure, Evolving Your Model , Establishing Your Market
A Multi-generational Home-Based Business Testament.
This is a powerful book by two of the best people at work in the field. Farmers are discovering that the toxic methods taught over the past 50 years do not work. Teaches farmers, growers and serious gardeners how to farm without dangerous chemicals.
The author, an Amish dairy farmer and acclaimed writer and naturalist, is an alert observer of the natural world and it's creatures. You'll feel as though David was walking with you along the fence rows of the farm where he has lived for more than 50 years as he holds you spellbound with tales of everyday life tuned to the sights and voices of the natural world. A delightful book illustrated with pen and ink drawings.
Polyface Farm DVD, Joel Salatin's farm is one of the world's finest examples of an environmentally friendly family farm. Now you can take a year-long, two hour video tour as Joel and family give you a personal tour of the operation and enterprises. The Polyface Farm DVD was filmed over an entire year on the farm. Join entrepreneur and passionate farmer Joel as he explains balance and interconnectedness of the landscape, community, plants, and animals. Hard hitting and practical, Joel's explanations will revolutionize your thinking about food and farming in a pro-active, can-do style. both the "how" and the "why" are discussed in this information backed DVD. In-depth descriptions of the poultry, beef, hog, rabbit and forest enterprises at the farm will stir your imagination.
Farmers of Forty Centuries by F. H. King. For more than 40,000 years, Asian farmers worked the same fields repeatedly without sapping the land's fertility and without applying artificial fertilizer!
Buffalo for the Broken Hear. A fascinating read! This is a bold, brave and beautifully written book that should be required reading for every cattleman and beef-eater in America.
This is a set of two books, The Contrary Farmer and Living at Nature's Pace by Gene Logsdon.
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Revisit the "Golden Age" of American Agriculture. Return to Pleasant Valley is a compilation of short stories, essays and quotes from the father of modern-day sustainable agriculture. It also includes a work by Bromfield's youngest daughter Ellen Bromfield Geld, a Brazilian cattle rancher. This is Bromfield at his best, crusty, opinionated and outspoken. Many of these works have been out of print for decades and are sure to captivate the hearts and spark the minds of a new generation of country folks.
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