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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Interesting and very detailed book of the Keyline method of water and general soil management. While most relevant for droughty areas, many of these ideas would be applicable to other areas where water management could reduce the impact of floods by capturing some of the water during heavy precipitation events, and slowly releasing the water to reduce peak flow periods. A...
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1.0 out of 5 stars BUY AN EARLIER EDITION!!
The editor of this book butchered it so atrociously, it would flunk as a high school English assignment. While the information may be useful, extracting a complete idea from the sentence fragments, hopelessly vague grammar, and editor's irrelevant digressions and contentions requires extra labor. This edition is as much about P.A. Yeoman's personal beliefs and business...
Published on November 22, 2009 by Christopher Morris


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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BUY AN EARLIER EDITION!!, November 22, 2009
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The editor of this book butchered it so atrociously, it would flunk as a high school English assignment. While the information may be useful, extracting a complete idea from the sentence fragments, hopelessly vague grammar, and editor's irrelevant digressions and contentions requires extra labor. This edition is as much about P.A. Yeoman's personal beliefs and business as it is keyline planning. See an earlier edition for all the information and none of the fluff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the average gardener, February 7, 2014
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Strangely worded and difficult to follow. For very large scale land owners and farmers. Not helpful for the average person who would be better off with a book like Gaia or other books on permaculture farming
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, March 12, 2013
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Interesting and very detailed book of the Keyline method of water and general soil management. While most relevant for droughty areas, many of these ideas would be applicable to other areas where water management could reduce the impact of floods by capturing some of the water during heavy precipitation events, and slowly releasing the water to reduce peak flow periods. A useful tool for urban water management as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Classic Keyline design book, March 10, 2014
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Water For Every Farm is a compilation of other books written by PA Yeomans starting in the 1950's. The information presented is not outdated, and applies today. This book is invaluable to any landowner, farmer, or rancher that has ever struggled with periods of drought, or just would like more water available for their farm enterprises.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Sustainable Design for the Land Owner, July 31, 2013
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This is the textbook for the Keyline design system. It's a great way for water scarce areas to really flourish and build their soil and operation in a natural, healthy way.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Water for Every Farm, April 3, 2009
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Excellent time tested material on developing fertile land and using water carefully. Mr. PA Yoemans spent a lifetime developing the recommendations in this book and his son provides a very beneficial update to the original work with updated examples of the recommendations as implemented. Tremendous resource of information and very well written.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of lifetime of genius that has the power to transform your land, November 2, 2013
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This book is one of the most significant works for any farmer in Australia or anywhere in the world where water is irregular or not fully abundant. P A Yeomans is one of those Australians whose work is far better known and revered throughout the world than it is here. The scope of the knowledge here is breathtaking and has the ability to transform your land and life. The study of this work should be mandatory for everyone on the land. A true giant of Australian inventiveness and a work of a lifetime of genius, the true impact of the knowledge in this book and the power it can offer to the land manager has not even started to be felt. Buy this book, study this work and transform your land and life.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's an awesome concept, however, December 18, 2014
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I found it very difficult to understand at first. It would've been helpful to have more detailed pictures explaining the main features you need to know to understand Keyline. I also found there to be a lot of repetitive information. Maybe this will be an easier read for someone who isn't a visual learner. It's an awesome concept, however, and will benefit anyone who wants to improve the land around them. It's just not the most interesting read to get through.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars everyone with land should read this book, October 5, 2008
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great book, everyone with a farm or just a house who likes fruit and vegetables should assimilate this knowledge! Amazing!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really hard to read, January 9, 2014
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This book takes a simple premise, that land contours influence water flows, and beats it to death! Nuff' said, period.
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Water For Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan
Water For Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan by P. A. Yeomans (Paperback - June 3, 2008)
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