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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2024-12-03
ISBN: 9781774060049
Format: Paperback - 160 pages
Size: 7.5" x 10" (w x h)


Organic Market Gardening on a Human Scale

New from the best-selling author of The Market Gardener - a revolutionary approach to small-scale local agriculture

Microfarms is a comprehensive guide to establishing and maintaining profitable small-scale vegetable farms, utilizing organic, low-tech, and highly effective crop production methods that are grounded in ecological principles and lifestyle considerations.

Richly adorned with full-color illustrations, this resource vividly brings to life the core principles of Jean-Martin Fortier's time-tested approach. It includes eight comprehensive case studies showcasing successful regenerative farming projects that have implemented his biointensive techniques. Key features of the book include:

  • An extensive outline of the Fortier Method's framework, rooted in agroecology, permaculture, and small-scale business principles
  • An exploration of its four essential pillars: proper crop planning, low-tech/low-investment farm tools, organic fertility management, and a business sales approach
  • Strategies for enhancing farm profitability through direct marketing channels like farmstands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes, and farmers markets
  • Engaging and motivational stories of successful market gardeners, detailing their journey from initial setup and land procurement to crop planning, team coordination, and sales
  • Proven techniques to boost crop yields while preserving biodiversity and improving the livelihoods of those working on the farm.

Microfarms champions a revolutionary approach to small-scale agriculture, advocating for a food system that honors the environment, nurtures communities, and supports farmers. This book is an essential read for aspiring small-scale farmers, market gardeners, homesteaders, eco-activists, and visionaries, promising to transform your perspective and actions toward local food systems.

About the Authors

Jean-Martin Fortier is a farmer, educator, and tireless advocate for regenerative, human-scale agriculture. His revolutionary biointensive production methods have been adopted by small-scale growers worldwide. He is the author of The Winter Market Gardener and The Market Gardener, which has sold over a quarter million copies in nine languages.

Aurélie Sécheret is a freelance author, journalist, and editor specializing in social and ecological issues with a particular interest in food security. A passionate urban farmer, she works with the noted grassroots French agricultural association Veni Verdi to develop local farming projects in the heart of busy city neighborhoods.

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