by Chris Gleason
Filled with inspiring instruction for turning an ordinary backyard into a productive small-scale farm, this book shows how to build various structures to help make the most of limited growing space. Blending square-foot and vertical gardening methods with practical advice from experienced growers, the 21 projects include raised beds, trellises, irrigation and rainwater collection systems, cold frames, a compost box, a greenhouse, a beehive and a rabbit hutch (some projects may be subject to local regulatory or climatic limitations).
Plans include cutting and supplies lists, along with diagrams, detailed step-by-step directions and photos. There are helpful tips and interesting facts throughout, as well as charts comparing varieties of several common vegetables, and even a chart suggesting how many of each crop plant should be grown per person to supply the household.
Softcover, 7-1/2" x 9", 159 pages, 2012.