First Pasture Price: £23.42
Status: Pre-order, expected Jan 2018
Smallholding as a concept is not limited to small-scale farming, and anyone can bring parts of it to their everyday lifestyle, whether it's a window box to grow produce, a garden to keep chickens or a field or two for other livestock.
Providing a comprehensive overview of smallholding for the beginner, Smallholding by Georgina Starmer is a practical guide to growing food and farming livestock. It helps the reader learn how to incorporate some self-sufficiency into their lifestyle, to become knowledgeable enough to keep livestock, and to enjoy working and being productive with the land they have.
The book also provides information about making a profit from the fruits of labour, such as selling surplus home grown produce at the farm gate or farmers' markets.
Contents include an A-Z growing guide for fruits and vegetables, topics such as buying or renting land, soil health, composting, fruit trees, pasture management, stock fencing; and detailed livestock information about keeping bees, caring for poultry, goats, llamas and alpacas, pigs, sheep and cattle, and the legal requirements that come with it.