Small-Scale Grain Raising

An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers, 2nd Edition

Author: Gene Logsdon

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582169

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 9879

First published in 1977, this book—from one of America’s most famous and prolific agricultural writers—became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and small farmers. Now fully updated and available once more, Small-Scale Grain Raising offers a entirely new generation of readers the best introduction to a wide range of both common and lesser-known specialty grains and related field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye to buckwheat, millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers. More and more Americans are seeking out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stumbling blocks to their efforts has been finding local sources for grains, which are grown mainly on large, distant corporate farms. At the same time, commodity prices for grains—and the products made from them—have skyrocketed due to rising energy costs and increased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beans—the base of our culinary food pyramid—alongside their fruits and vegetables. Starting from the simple but revolutionary concept of the garden “pancake patch,” Logsdon opens up our eyes to a whole world of plants that we wrongly assume only the agricultural “big boys” can grow. He succinctly covers all the basics, from planting and dealing with pests, weeds, and diseases to harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains. There are even a few recipes sprinkled throughout, along with more than a little wit and wisdom. Never has there been a better time, or a more receptive audience, for this book. Localvores, serious home gardeners, CSA farmers, and whole-foods advocates—in fact, all people who value fresh, high-quality foods—will find a field full of information and ideas in this once and future classic.

The Organic Grain Grower

Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer

Author: Jack Lazor

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 431

View: 920

The Organic Grain Grower is an invaluable resource for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and drop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention within the local food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole-farm management. The Organic Grain Grower provides information on wide-ranging topics, from nutrient density and building soil fertility to machinery and grinding grains for livestock rations.--COVER.

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: John N. Peragine

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383533

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 5761

Provides information on a variety of hops, grains, and herbs and offers instructions on their growth and harvest and the essentials of home brewing.

Homegrown Whole Grains

Grow, Harvest & Cook Your Own Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn & More

Author: Sara Pitzer

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342153X

Category: Cooking

Page: 167

View: 8935

A resource that has everything gardeners need to know to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook small crops of nine types of whole grains also includes fifty recipes to bring whole grains to the family table. Original.

The Resilient Gardener

Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

Author: Carol Deppe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583157

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 754

Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for organic gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields — resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. In this book you’ll learn how to: •Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change •Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops •Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back) •Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed •Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes and even savory corn gravy •Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author’s original gluten-free recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products •Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes •Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash •Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed. The Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and a hands-on organic gardening book, and is suitable for vegetable gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their vegetable gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities to survive and thrive through everything that comes their way — from tomorrow through the next thousand years. Organic gardening, vegetable gardening, self-sufficiency, subsistence gardening, gluten-free living.

Uprisings

A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

Author: Sarah Simpson,Heather McLeod

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717346

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 833

From seed to loaf ? everything you need to know about growing grain locally

Grow a Sustainable Diet

Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

Author: Cindy Conner

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925547

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 5904

Row by row – maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden

Save and Grow

A Policymaker's Guide to Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Crop Production

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251068712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 4107

The book offers a rich toolkit of relevant, adoptable ecosystem-based practices that can help the world's 500 million smallholder farm families achieve higher productivity, profitability and resource-use efficiency while enhancing natural capital.

The Organic Seed Grower

A Farmer's Guide to Vegetable Seed Production

Author: John Navazio

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584528

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 2842

The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically. Detailed profiles for each of the major vegetables provide users with practical, in-depth knowledge about growing, harvesting, and processing seed for a wide range of common and specialty vegetable crops, from Asian greens to zucchini. In addition, readers will find extensive and critical information on topics including: The reproductive biology of crop plants Annual vs. biennial seed crops Isolation distances needed to ensure varietal purity Maintaining adequate population size for genetic integrity Seed crop climates Seed-borne diseases Seed-cleaning basics Seed storage for farmers and more . . . This book can serve as a bridge to lead skilled gardeners, who are already saving their own seed, into the idea of growing seed commercially. And for diversified vegetable farmers who are growing a seed crop for sale for the first time, it will provide details on many of the tricks of the trade that are used by professional seed growers. This manual will help the budding seed farmer to become more knowledgeable, efficient, and effective in producing a commercially viable seed crop. With the strong demand for certified organic produce, many regional seed companies are increasingly seeking out dedicated seed growers to ensure a reliable source of organically grown seeds for their farmer and gardener customers. This trend represents a great business opportunity for small-scale commercial growers who wish to raise and sell vegetable seeds as a profitable part of their diversified small-farm operation. Written by well-known plant breeder and organic seed expert John Navazio, The Organic Seed Grower is the most up-to-date and useful guide to best practices in this exciting and important field.

Wheat Montana Cookbook

Recipes from Our Bakery and Our Customers Using Wheat Montana Products

Author: ThreeForks

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781560449942

Category: Cooking

Page: 165

View: 7141

The folks at Wheat Montana share some of their favorite recipes from the Wheat Montana Bakery and Deli in Three Forks, Montana, their home kitchens, and their loyal customers. Learn how to make pillowy loaves of bread, cinnamon-sweetened rolls, robust chili, flavor-packed muffins and cakes, and much more using the hearty, healthy wheat and wheat products grown and developed on Wheat Montana Farms. Note: This book will be available in early November, but you can reserve your copy today.

Restoring Heritage Grains

The Culture, Biodiversity, Resilience, and Cuisine of Ancient Wheats

Author: Eli Rogosa

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586709

Category: Wheat

Page: 272

View: 1446

Including recipes for baking with Einkorn Wheat has long been one of the world's most widely consumed and cultivated grains, yet it has been transformed over the course of the past fifty to one hundred years. Once considered as iconic "amber waves of grain" and as an essential staple crop for making "our daily bread" or "staff of life," today we are just as apt to hear about the ill effects of consuming it. Witness the increased incidence of gluten intolerance or "wheat belly." What has changed, in large part, is the way in which we grow our wheat and the modern varieties that have made possible enormous harvests, but at a very steep cost. Large industrial farming, dependent on monocultures and the heavy use of fertilizers and herbicides, can have deleterious effects, not only on our own health, but that of our land, water, and environment as a whole. Fortunately, heritage "landrace" wheats--crops that have been selected over generations to be well adapted to their local environments--do not need bio-chemical interventions to grow well and yield bountifully. Yet these robust and diverse wheats that nourished our ancestors for countless generations are nearly extinct today. In Restoring Heritage Grains, author Eli Rogosa, of the Heritage Grain Conservancy, invites readers to pore over a menagerie of "forgotten" grains: diverse, landrace wheat varieties such as emmer, a strain domesticated in the Fertile Crescent that is perfect for pasta and flatbreads; mirabil, or the "miracle wheat"; durum, a high-protein, low-gluten variety; and Indian wheat, also known as shot, a rare species that is drought-tolerant and high in protein. These and the many other heritage grains Rogosa exhibits each have a lineage intertwined with that of the human species, and can and should be grown once again. Combining the history of grain growing and society, in-depth practical advice on landrace wheat husbandry, wheat folktales and mythology, and recipes for flours, breads, and beers, Restoring Heritage Grains invites readers to explore a rich history that has only recently been overshadowed by modern industrial wheat. In the end, organically grown, diverse wheat may well be one the best solutions to hunger, one that will be needed to feed the world's growing population in the decades to come.

Haying with Horses

Author: Lynn R. Miller

Publisher: Davila Art & Books

ISBN: 9781885210173

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8708

An exhaustive manual on how to make hay employing true horsepower with ground-drive implements. Includes procedures, operation and care of equipment, animal power concerns, and farming variables. Over 1,000 illustrations. One volume of the Work Horse Library by Lynn R. Miller.

How to grow more vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine

a primer on the life-giving biodynamic/French intensive method of organic horticulture

Author: John Jeavons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898150742

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

View: 8880

A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Organic Grower

A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition

Author: Eliot Coleman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358014X

Category: Gardening

Page: 340

View: 9939

With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

Author: Ben Falk

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 1603584447

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 4208

A manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition, written by a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention.

In Defense of Food

The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143114964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 9525

Cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices and discusses the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods.

How to Grow Potatoes

Planting and Harvesting Organic Food from Your Patio, Rooftop, Balcony, Or Backyard Garden

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479107889

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 7035

Perfect beginners guide to growing potatoes. This short book explains how to plant and grow organic potatoes for food in the home garden. Recommended for backyard gardeners and container gardeners with small city-sized yards, patios, balconies, decks, and rooftops. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces gardening book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine. Topics Include: * Why Grow Potatoes? Six Great Reasons * Different Kinds of Potatoes (and Where to Get Them) * Growing in Containers, Raised Beds, and Traditional Rows * Planting and Hilling Potatoes * Soil, Fertilizer, and Watering Needs * How to Harvest Potatoes * Storing Potatoes for Later Use * Bonus: Two Secret Tips for Getting More (and More Delicious) Potatoes Potatoes are one of the simplest food crops to grow at home. In this booklet, you will learn how to plant and grow potatoes in any sized garden. Even if you have no garden at all, and merely a doorstep, patio, rooftop, balcony, or deck, you can grow potatoes in very small spaces. Learn which type of containers potatoes thrive in, producing bigger harvests than you'll ever get from a bed in the ground. Learn how to select and plant potatoes that mature earlier than others, giving you a quick food harvest even in a short season climate with cold winters. Be More Self-Sufficient No other food crop allows you to do so much with so little as the potato. In fact, this is the most productive food staple you can produce at home. Just imagine how much space it would take to grow enough wheat, rye, oats, barley, rice, or other food staple to feed a family. Yet you can grow enough potatoes on your doorstep to feed a person for days. Grow Your Own Food and Save Money Save some money this year and grow some delicious homegrown food, starting with potatoes and other organic vegetables. Learn which type of containers to grow spuds in for AMAZING yields. Learn how to plant and grow organic potatoes in garden rows, raised beds, and anything that holds soil or mulch (even garbage cans). Get this terrific guide today and start growing your own spuds!

Apples

Author: Roger Yepsen

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682680207

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 7103

90 beautifully illustrated common and rare apples from the orchards of North America. Roger Yepsen knows his apples. He should, as he is a seasoned orchardist as well as a talented writer and illustrator. Here he presents fascinating facts about 90 mainstay and unusual varieties of apples grown in the United States, from Red Delicious and Granny Smith to Knobbed Russet and Hubbardston Nonesuch. Each entry identifies the variety’s harvest season, unique taste,and best uses, and Yepsen’s beautiful and distinctive watercolors make identification a snap. This new edition has been updated with entries on Honeycrisp and other varieties that have becomes popular since the first publication of Apples in 1994. But this is not just a grower’s catalog. Yepsen also includes a brief history of apples in North America, and recipes for pies, sauces, ciders, and more.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594200823

Category: Cooking

Page: 450

View: 2679

An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

Author: HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.),USDA , Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion (U.S.)

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160934656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 2645

Get your copy of this new and updated edition today! Provides authoritative advice about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. Gives action steps to reach achievable goals in weight control, stronger muscle and bones, and balanced nutrition to help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.