Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive, and profitable organic farm, from organic certification to planting crops to marketing your produce. If you're thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, you're in good company. The market for organic food increases every year, as does the number of organic producers: in the past two decades, the number of organic farms and businesses has more than tripled. And whether you're growing crops or raising animals, you'll need some helpful advice as you get started. Organic Farming can help--its pages are full of inspiring and educational wisdom from author Peter V. Fossel, who has farmed organically for more than 25 years. Find out how to farm without pesticides, how to find your way through the rules and regulations surrounding organic certification, and how to develop a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations that focus on organic farming, including state standards. Organic Farming is the ideal practical handbook to fulfilling your dreams.
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Peter V. Fossel has been an organic grower for 25 years, raising vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and nursery plants. He has written numerous magazine articles on farming and gardening, including for the magazine for the nation's top rural-agriculture retailer, Tractor Supply Company's monthly Out Here. He is currently the gardens manager at The Hermitage, home of the late President Andrew Jackson near Nashville, Tennessee.
Peter Fossel has farmed for thirty years, organically for twenty. He was editor of Country Journal magazine for years and has written for numerous other magazines, including Horticulture, Organic Gardening, American Heritage, and the Tractor Supply quarterly journal, Out Here. He writes the blog www.lifegrower.org, and farms organically at Swan River Farm in Dennis Port, Massachusetts.