The resilient farm and homestead : an innovative permaculture and whole systems design approach / Ben Falk ; illustrations by Cornelius Murphy.
by Falk, Ben.Material type: BookPublisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2013Description: 304 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781603584449 (pbk.); 1603584447 (pbk.); 9781603584456 (ebk.); 1603584455 (ebk.).Subject(s): Permaculture | Permaculture -- Vermont | Agricultural ecology | Agricultural ecology -- Vermont | Restoration ecology | Restoration ecology -- VermontDDC classification: 631.5/8
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 286) and index.
Creating a positive legacy while adapting to rapid change -- The design process and site establishment -- Water and earthworks -- Fertility harvesting and cycling -- Food crops -- Adaptive fuel and shelter -- Resilience and regeneration for the long haul.
The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a comprehensive how-to manual that will help you select, design, develop, and manage land for self-reliance and regeneration, and presents a thriving model for productive, durable homesteads and farms in cold climates and beyond. It includes information on the site-design process, site selection, and site management; adapting land to rapid change, including flood mitigation and costs of living; gravity-feed water systems; compost, urine, humanure, and biochar; fuelwood production and processing; human health and nutrient-dense food-production strategies; and integrating perennials crops with grazing animals.