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Author Dougherty, Shawn, 1960- author.

Title The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management / Shawn and Beth Dougherty.

Publication Info. White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  631.5 DOU    On Holdshelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  631.5 D74I    Check Shelf
Description x, 321 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents The farm -- The land -- Water -- Grass -- Fence -- Ruminants -- The dairy -- Poultry -- The pig -- Milk, meat, and manure - the solar harvest -- The independent farmstead.
Summary Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow’s Ear, the state of Ohio designated it znot suitable for agriculture.y Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing―employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations―have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family’s needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow’s Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food―zthe best you ever tastedy―is elucidated for others to use and build upon. In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces.--COVER.
Subject Rotational grazing.
Organic farming.
Organic farming. (OCoLC)fst01047688
Permaculture. (OCoLC)fst01058233
Rotational grazing. (OCoLC)fst01100622
Added Author Dougherty, Beth, 1963- author.
Added Title Growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management
ISBN 9781603586221 (pbk.)
1603586229 (pbk.)
9781603586238 (ebook)
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