Surviving a smallholding
One acre is an abundance of land to start and maintain a smallholding, from fruit and vegetable crops to livestock, sheds and polytunnels, you can begin to mould your land into a self-sustainable environment. Living on One Acre or Less is a guide to everything you need to know to make your dreams of owning a smallholding a reality.
Split into three chapters, the first focuses on the design and groundwork of your space, it shows you ways to plan your plot, the different fencing you should consider whether you have animals or not, how to best position your pathways, how to deal with pesky intruders and how to ensure your soil is rich in nutrients. Chapter Two introduces you to the crops you will be growing and how to best plan for them, how to control weeds and also offers a guide to planting different fruit.
The final chapter welcomes livestock onto your acre, whether it’s chickens, sheep or even a pig or two, you will become an expert on keeping animals and what food, water and environment will benefit your livestock. Do you know which breed of pigs you should be keeping? Should they be registered? What are the common breeds and how much land do you need for a pen? Sally Morgan, author of Living on One Acre or Less, answers all your questions and more in her carefully thought out guide to fulfilling your smallholding needs.
Living on One Acre or Less by Sally Morgan, published by Green Books, is available to buy at all good book shops and www.greenbooks.co.uk, RRP £17.99.
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