Pastured Poultry Profits

Author: Joel Salatin

Publisher: Polyface Incorporated

ISBN: 9780963810908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 9901

Posted in Business & Economics

Making Your Small Farm Profitable

Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre

Author: Ron Macher

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7314

Turn your farm into a cash cow! Ron Macher offers a host of simple strategies for increasing your farm earnings, from purchasing durable equipment to growing economically viable crops. A seasoned expert in farm efficiency, Macher shows you how to locate a lucrative niche market for your products, optimize sales, and minimize costs. Whether you’re buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Macher’s savvy tips will help you turn your enterprise into a profitable business.
Posted in Business & Economics

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

View: 4534

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.
Posted in House & Home

Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119804

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

View: 1872

Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.
Posted in Cooking

How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 3712

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city How to Raise Chickens provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in raising these challenging but rewarding animals. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Raise Chickens is a trusted source of information to new chicken keepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of the hobby.
Posted in Technology & Engineering


Their Natural and Unnatural Histories

Author: Janet Lembke

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510720154

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 3883

Framed by the author’s personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds’ contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today’s favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland’s Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Schweineglück & Lebenslust

Wie uns der achtsame Umgang mit der Schöpfung glücklich macht. Einsichten eines (frommen) Landwirts.

Author: Joel Salatin

Publisher: Gerth Medien

ISBN: 3961222916

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 4678

Immer wieder tauchen sie in den Medien auf: erschütternde Bilder und Berichte von grausamer Massentierhaltung, Bienensterben, Pestizidverseuchung. Und es wird immer mehr Menschen klar, dass es so nicht weitergehen kann. Gottes Schöpfung ist gefährdet, die Welt, die er dem Menschen anvertraut hat. Öko-Farmer Joel Salatin weiß genau, wovon er spricht. Seit vielen Jahren betreibt er eine Farm, auf der er alles praktisch lebt, was er vertritt. Er ist überzeugt: Die "Gebrauchsanweisung" für nachhaltige Landwirtschaft hat Gott in der Bibel höchstpersönlich geliefert, und wenn wir seine überraschend vielfältigen Prinzipien befolgen, ist eine gute, gesunde Nutzung der Ressourcen zum Wohl aller möglich. Allgemein verständlich, mit viel Humor, aber auch scharfer Kritik nimmt Joel Salatin den Leser mit auf eine faszinierende Reise, die ganz neu inspiriert, Gottes Schöpfung in jeder Hinsicht zu respektieren, zu genießen und zu feiern.
Posted in Nature

Raising Poultry on Pasture

Ten Years of Success

Author: Jody Padgham

Publisher: Norton Creek Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 312

A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)
Posted in Business & Economics

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: 6873

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

Small Farm Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Farms, Small

Page: N.A

View: 6894

Posted in Farms, Small

Poultry Your Way

A Guide to Management Alternatives for the Upper Midwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: 124

View: 7509

Posted in Poultry

Range Poultry Forum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 7528

Posted in Poultry

Toward Sustainable Agriculture

A Guide for Hawaiʻi's Farmers

Author: N.A

Publisher: College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resourc Ty of Hawa


Category: Farmers

Page: 65

View: 2225

Posted in Farmers


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Food supply

Page: N.A

View: 3235

Posted in Food supply

Future Horizons

Recent Literature in Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Gabriel Hegyes,Charles A. Francis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sustainable agriculture

Page: 222

View: 4932

Posted in Sustainable agriculture