Small-Scale Grain Raising

Small-Scale Grain Raising

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ISBN10: 1603580778 ISBN13: 9781603580779 Contributors: O'Brien, Jerry (Illustrator) Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co Published: May 7 2009 Pages: 308 Weight: 1.48lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 7.00" Depth: 0.75" Edition: 2nd Edition Language: English

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First published in 1977, this book—from one of America’s most famous and prolific agricultural writers—became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and small farmers. Now fully updated and available once more, Small-Scale Grain Raising offers a entirely new generation of readers the best introduction to a wide range of both common and lesser-known specialty grains and related field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye to buckwheat, millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers. More and more Americans are seeking out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stumbling blocks to their efforts has been finding local sources for grains, which are grown mainly on large, distant corporate farms. At the same time, commodity prices for grains—and the products made from them—have skyrocketed due to rising energy costs and increased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beans—the base of our culinary food pyramid—alongside their fruits and vegetables. Starting from the simple but revolutionary concept of the garden “pancake patch,

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