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21st-century smallholder : from window boxes to allotments : how to go back to the land without leaving home / Paul Waddington.

By: Waddington, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Eden Project, 2006Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 190391969X (hbk.) :.Other title: Twenty-first-century smallholder.Subject(s): Gardening | Agriculture | Kitchen gardens | Food crops | Farms, Small | Farms, Small -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, Manuals, Etc | Organic gardening -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, Manuals, Etc | Organic farming -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, Manuals, EtcDDC classification: 635
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Ever wondered how much effort it really takes to grown your own food? Is beekeeping difficult? Can you keep chickens in your garden and would you ever be able to go on vacation again? Is solar power really worth the bother? From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has made it his business to find out, and while trying it himself, has created a practical and absorbing guidebook on the way. It includes easy-to-read lists, tables, personal anecdotes, and stunning illustrations, and more importantly demystifies the subject with practical tips that get to the heart of the matter to show you how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of "going all the way." If you want to go back to the land without leaving home, this is the perfect guide.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: Who wants to be a 21st-Century Smallholder? (p. 8)
  • 1 Growing your own food (p. 14)
  • Why grow your own food? (p. 15)
  • What are vegetables and fruit? (p. 20)
  • Where to start? (p. 23)
  • How are you going to garden? (p. 28)
  • Planning your space (p. 30)
  • Preparing and managing the ground (p. 42)
  • Compost (p. 48)
  • Sowing, planting and propagation (p. 52)
  • Organic gardening practices (p. 55)
  • Weed, pest and disease control (p. 58)
  • Meet the fruit and veg (p. 64)
  • 2 Raising your own food (p. 96)
  • Bees (p. 100)
  • Chickens (p. 106)
  • Pigs (p. 110)
  • Ducks (p. 114)
  • Fish (p. 117)
  • Other livestock (p. 119)
  • 3 Getting the most from your home harvest (p. 122)
  • Storing and preserving fruit and vegetables (p. 125)
  • Preserving livestock (p. 130)
  • 4 Building biodiversity (p. 132)
  • How to design for biodiversity (p. 136)
  • 5 The 21st-Century Smallholder's year planner (p. 144)
  • 6 Making your home more self-reliant (p. 158)
  • Saving energy (p. 163)
  • Generating energy (p. 170)
  • Dealing with water and waste (p. 184)
  • Case studies (p. 194)
  • 7 Going all the way (p. 198)
  • How to get your smallholding (p. 201)
  • What you will need to make your smallholding work (p. 205)
  • Making a living (p. 207)
  • Building an 'eco-home' (p. 208)
  • Case studies (p. 212)
  • Further reading (p. 217)
  • Index (p. 222)