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Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth Paperback – May 1, 2005
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Adams has a glorious ability to live close to the earth while
being highly articulate and spiritual. It reminds me of my childhood during the depression when we would have starved had it not been for our gardens, chickens and cows! At least we knew what real food tasted like, and when it was recommended that we not eat eggs, I never stopped eating eggs. This book is not only timely, practical and educational. It is delightfully written with the heart of a poet! You will encounter many varieties of eco-farms with interesting and successful concepts in producing and marketing on surprisingly small acreages. I loved this book!
Lois Gates Lenz
"Micro Eco-Farming" by Barbara Berst Adams. It is a wonderful book. Besides great suggestions for types of small farm or backyard businesses that lend themself to success, the many real examples bring the possibilities to life. But, there is much more. The book describes how to go about setting up a small eco-business, why and how each one works, and how the benefits of such an endeavour go far beyond just cash. Of special interest to me is practical ways to make the most of a very small gardening plot or space. I don't have land yet (I'm still in a condo in a small city), but there was one tip that I used immediately. It was using trace minerals to help plants flourish, with sometimes dramatic results. I use trace minerals for my personal health, but never thought about my houseplants needing the same. This makes total sense, and I have just started adding trace minerals to their water! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Barbara's delightful book and can hardly wait until I get my
own small plot of land to make use of the wisdom she conveys through her own experience and that of others. I could almost taste the strawberries, smell the hay, and hear the sounds of the birds as I read her book. Ahhh.
Barbara actually dives into connection with the earth, connection with community, and even connection with her children. It was very personal, but I could relate to everything she covered. I actually wrote down various quotes that I loved from the book. This is one of my favs:
"We don't need corporate agribusiness to save us from starvation. Food is our excuse to co-create with nature instead of being passive recipients; to reach across species; to mingle with other humans; and to listen to an earthly rhythm."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is more a "Why" than a "How to" book. The author is very excited about the subject matter and spends most of the book convincing the reader to get excited without ever... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by byathread
The book offers a guide to using a backyard to small acreage to do farming. I purchased the book to add to my collections of books on farming. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
One other reviewer said the following:
This book seemed to be trying to convince me to try micro-eco farming... but I was already very convinced beforehand... Read more
Barbara Berst Adams has written an excellent, well written work on getting the most from gardening efforts on small acreage. Easy to read and packed with practical ideas.Published on January 3, 2013 by C. Bandi
I purchased this book because I entertained hopes of starting and maintaining a micro eco-farm in addition to teaching others to do the same in order to supplement food for their... Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Wendy Talaro
This is a wonderful book. We recently purchased property with nearly three acres of land. This book has given us lots of ideas and confirmed that we are here for a reason. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Grace Bee
I found this book to offer little in the way of actual knowledge. It is very full of positive excitement 'yay living in harmony with the earth' type stuff, but nothing useful. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by AP1473