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Micro Eco-Farming

by Charlie Nardozzi

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages across the country. Micro Eco-Farming (New World Publishing, 2004; $16.95) details how these small farmers succeed. Berst-Adams profiles successful micro eco-farms, ranging in size from a fraction of an acre to 5 acres, that earn a full-time income for at least one adult.

The book focuses on sustainable agricultural operations ranging from “u-gather” nut groves to miniature Shetland sheep wool farms. There also is useful information on the secrets of their success, along with a resources and networking section to help new micro eco-farms get started.

For more information on the book, go to the New World Publishing Web site.

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