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作者 Madison, Mike, 1947- author
書名 Fruitful labor : the ecology, economy, and practice of a family farm / Mike Madison
出版項 White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]
國際標準書號 9781603587945 (paperback)
1603587942 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  338.1 M2658 2018    處理中  -  30500101559105
說明 164 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 New farmer library
New farmer library
附註 Includes bibliographical references
The premise -- The setting -- Crops -- Animals on the farm -- Care of the soil -- Water -- Farm infrastructure -- Tools and machines -- Energy -- Productivity -- Economics -- The social context -- The farmers -- Putting the pieces together
"As the average age of America's farmers continues to rise, we face serious questions about what farming will look like in the near future, and who will be growing our food. Many younger people are interested in going into agriculture, especially organic farming, but cannot find affordable land, or lack the conceptual framework and practical information they need to succeed in a job that can be both difficult and deeply fulfilling. In Fruitful Labor, Mike Madison meticulously describes the ecology of his own small family farm in the Sacramento Valley of California. He covers issues of crop ecology such as soil fertility, irrigation needs, and species interactions, as well as the broader agroecological issues of the social, economic, regulatory, and technological environments in which the farm operates. The final section includes an extensive analysis of sustainability on every level. This book covers both the ecology and the economy of a truly sustainable agriculture. Although Madison's farm is unique, the broad lessons he has gleaned from his more than three decades as an organic farmer will resonate strongly with the new generation of farmers who work the land, wherever they might live."--book cover
主題 Farm life -- California -- Sacramento Valley
Family farms -- California -- Sacramento Valley
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