Small-Scale Grain Raising

Small-Scale Grain Raising

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First published in 1977, this booka€”from one of Americaa€™s most famous and prolific agricultural writersa€”became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and small farmers. Now fully updated and available once more, Small-Scale Grain Raising offers a entirely new generation of readers the best introduction to a wide range of both common and lesser-known specialty grains and related field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye to buckwheat, millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers. More and more Americans are seeking out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stumbling blocks to their efforts has been finding local sources for grains, which are grown mainly on large, distant corporate farms. At the same time, commodity prices for grainsa€”and the products made from thema€”have skyrocketed due to rising energy costs and increased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beansa€”the base of our culinary food pyramida€”alongside their fruits and vegetables. Starting from the simple but revolutionary concept of the garden a€œpancake patch, a€ Logsdon opens up our eyes to a whole world of plants that we wrongly assume only the agricultural a€œbig boysa€ can grow. He succinctly covers all the basics, from planting and dealing with pests, weeds, and diseases to harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains. There are even a few recipes sprinkled throughout, along with more than a little wit and wisdom. Never has there been a better time, or a more receptive audience, for this book. Localvores, serious home gardeners, CSA farmers, and whole-foods advocatesa€”in fact, all people who value fresh, high-quality foodsa€”will find a field full of information and ideas in this once and future classic.In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beansa€”the base of our culinary food ...


Title:Small-Scale Grain Raising
Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 2009-05-12
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