The Independent Farmstead

The Independent Farmstead

Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-dense Food With Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management

Book - 2016
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Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow's Ear, the state of Ohio designated it "not suitable for agriculture." Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing -- employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations -- have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family's needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow's Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food --zthe best you ever tastedy -- is elucidated for others to use and build upon. In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces.--COVER.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9781603586221
1603586229
Branch Call Number: 631.58 DOU
Characteristics: x, 321 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Dougherty, Beth 1963-- Author

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