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TitleRestoration Agriculture
AuthorMark Shepard
ISBN1601730357
ImprintMark Shepard Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages313

Description

Around the globe most people get their calories from annual agriculture plants that grow fast for one season, produce lots of seeds, then die Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs in your own backyard, farm or ranch This book, based on real world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future.

Reviews

Adam

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard s presentation at 2013 s MOSES organic farming conference was among the most influential, rousing, and revelatory moments of the past few years of my life He said nothing I didn t already know, but he put all the pieces together in a way that seemed new and showed me that the oft discus... (Sign in to see more)


Anna

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

I hate to be the nay sayer to this book Mark Shepard has a fascinating story to tell about his 106 acre food forest Unfortunately, he doesn t tell it Instead, he titillates us with tidbits of hands on information which might cover about 20 pages , then rants and regurgitates for the rest of the book... (Sign in to see more)


-Me

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

This is a fabulous book about permaculture principals and why a perennial, polyculture farm is productive and healthier than an annual, monoculture counterpart The descriptions are clear and concise I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject.


Danni

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

Every year there are and books published about Permaculture Some of these new books show lovely example sites and explain a hundred inspiring techniques for using Permaculture It s getting harder to tell which books are worth your time to read, though Restoration Agriculture stands out in this eve... (Sign in to see more)


Zach

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

This is, so far, the best collection of permaculture philosophy that points toward a specific system of planting that yields food and replenishes the soil Most of the permaculture books I ve read are either broadly preaching to a set of sparkly principles or a reference book lacking a compelling nar... (Sign in to see more)


Chuck

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

This is a permaculture resource book that is up to date, inspirational, informative and transformational Mark makes the case for a new vision of perennial agriculture as a way for humans to live sustainably on the planet And it s full of practical discussions of the reality of annual tillage farming... (Sign in to see more)


Blanche

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

An incredible call to arms, and a hopeful vision for a future we could build.


John

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

This book is a big deal There has always been the question is permaculture actually physically and economically feasible as an agricultural practice on a large scale, in a way competitive with conventional farming, while not compromising on ecological measures This book makes a broad case that the a... (Sign in to see more)


Mark

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

There are and books on the market concerning permaculture and for good reason The recent upsurge in interest regarding organic foods and humanely raised animals for food will eventually lead to the concept of permaculture Mark Shepard s book, Restoration Agriculture, is a good example of this Shep... (Sign in to see more)


Karen Mahtin

Restoration Agriculture By Mark Shepard

I read Acres U.S.A magazine, and I have to say that the quality of editing lack of proofreading of this book is entirely consistent with the magazine s I have to wonder if anyone at Acres read the book, or why they seem to have a policy against editing It can actually interfere with the reader s com... (Sign in to see more)


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