Learn how to reduce dependence on money, on fossil fuels, and on distant supplies of critical resources.
The book answers such vital questions as: How much food will the family need; what kinds of crops are most important and valuable to grow; where can we invest our scarce financial resources for the biggest return; how can the farm enhance local ecosystems and communities; what tools and machines are really needed to take care of the land; and a thousand others. More importantly, it teaches the reader how to make complex decisions about land and livelihood consistent with new and emerging economic and ecological realities.
Peter Bane is the author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country, an authoritative guide to the world's leading popular design science for North American readers. Long the publisher and editor of Permaculture Activist, and a teacher and landscape designer who has worked in both temperate and tropical regions of the Americas, he is now pioneering a microfarm on the edge of Bloomington, Indiana. This event is co-sponsored by Mobile Design Lab, Permaculture F.E.A.S.T., UMASS Permaculture Initiative, The Conway Landscape Design School, Food Forest Farm, Greenfield Community College Permaculture, and Food For Thought Books Collective. (added from IndieBound)