Living on One Acre or Less
How to produce all the fruit, veg, meat, fish and eggs your family needs

By Sally Morgan

Living on One Acre or Less
Paperback, 224 pages £17.99
Published: 17th March 2016
ISBN: 9780857843302
Format: 255mm x 205mm

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EPUB
Published: 17th March 2016
ISBN: 9780857843319
PDF, 224 pages
Published: 17th March 2016
ISBN: 9780857843326
Kindle
Published: 17th March 2016
ISBN: 9780857843333
Category: GARDENING, COMPOSTING & AGRICULTURE, GREEN LIVING & SELF-SUFFICIENCY

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 “A good, comprehensive, all-round guide for anyone who aspires to the good life.”
Kate Humble, TV presenter and smallholding owner

“The book is rich with content and full of wonderful inspiration. I can’t wait to get out into my small garden, to help my family move towards self-reliance.”
Kate Blincoe, nature journalist and author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting

"Ever wanted to become that bit more self-sufficient? Sally's book shows you how with lots of fantastic on-the-ground inspiration and expert advice. Highly recommended. This is a book of the times."

Kim Stoddart, editor of The Organic Way, co-author of The Climate Change Garden Book.

You can grow all the fruit and vegetables your family needs, raise animals for meat and eggs, keep fish and bees, and even produce firewood on a plot of land of just one acre or less – alongside your work and family life.

Whether you have a garden, a paddock or perhaps the corner of a field, Sally Morgan guides you through:
● How to lay out your plot – including fencing and polytunnels/grow tunnels or greenhouses
● Managing soil fertility
● Growing fruit and vegetables throughout the year
● Keeping livestock: poultry, pigs, sheep and goats
● Producing fish with aquaponics

Filled with practical advice, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient and live a more sustainable life.

 A good, comprehensive, all-round guide for anyone who aspires to the good life.
Kate Humble, TV presenter and smallholding owner

The book is rich with content and full of wonderful inspiration. I can’t wait to get out into my small garden, to help my family move towards self-reliance.
Kate Blincoe, nature journalist and author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting

Grow all the fruit and vegetables your family needs, raise animals for meat and eggs, produce firewood, keep fish and bees. Alongside a busy work and family life.

Sally describes how to:

● lay out your plot
● manage soil fertility
● grow fruit and vegetables all year round
● keep livestock: poultry, pigs, sheep and goats
● produce fish with aquaponics

You can be more self-sufficient and live more sustainably, whether you have a garden, a paddock or the corner of a field. This book, filled with practical advice, shows you how.

Introduction

 

Part One: Design & groundwork

1. Planning your plot

2. Soil matters

3. Soil fertility & crop rotations

 

Part Two: Growing produce

4. The vegetable & flower garden

5. An abundance of fruit

6. Tree crops & forest gardens

 

Part Three: Keeping livestock

7.  Poultry for eggs & meat

8.  Pigs for meat

9.  Including sheep or goats

10. Aquaponics

11. Beekeeping

 

Appendix: Livestock regulations & good practice

Resources

Index

 

 A good, comprehensive, all-round guide for anyone who aspires to the good life.
 

- Kate Humble, TV presenter and smallholding owner

The book is rich with content and full of wonderful inspiration. I can’t wait to get out into my small garden, to help my family move towards self-reliance.

- Kate Blincoe, nature journalist and author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan is an avid gardener, smallholder and writer. She taught biology for a few years before turning to photography and writing - writing over 200 non-fiction titles for children. Currently, she is editor of Organic Farming Magazine and blogs on her website. A smallholder for more than 20 years, she now owns a small organic farm in Somerset, where she has set up a demonstration homestead and farm school which runs courses.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN: 9780857843302
Format: 255mm x 205mm
fully illustrated with colour photographs throughout

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843319
Format: EPUB
fully illustrated with colour photographs throughout

Binding: Electronic book text, 224 pages
ISBN: 9780857843326
Format: PDF
fully illustrated with colour photographs throughout

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843333
Format: Kindle

BIC Code: TVF, TVH, VSZ, WMPF
BISAC Code:  GAR025000, TEC003070
Imprint: Green Books


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