The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach (Paperback)

The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach Cover Image
$40.00
Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Montgomery Village
On hand as of Jun 15 5:18am
(HOMESTEADING)

Description


A practical, comprehensive, and essential how-to manual with information on growing perennial crops, soil fertility, water security, nutrient dense food, and more

Essential reading for the serious prepper as well as for everyone interested in creating a more resilient lifestyle.--Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is for readers ready to not just survive, but thrive in changing, unpredictable times. It offers the tools to develop durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems anchored by preparation, regeneration, and resiliency.

Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as unworkable. Falk's wide array of fruit trees, rice paddies (relatively unheard of in the Northeast), ducks, nuts, and earth-inspired buildings is a hopeful image for the future of regenerative agriculture and modern homesteading.

The book covers nearly every strategy Falk and his team have been testing at the Whole Systems Research Farm over the past decade, as well as experiments from other sites Falk has designed through his off-farm consulting business.

The book includes detailed information on:

  • Gravity-fed water systems
  • Fuelwood hedge production and processing
  • Human health through nutrient-dense production strategies
  • Rapid topsoil formation and remineralization
  • Agroforestry, silvopasture & grazing
  • Earthworks
  • Species composition
  • The site-design process and site management
  • Ecosystem services, especially regarding flood mitigation
  • Tools, equipment, and appropriate technology guides
  • A Homestead Vulnerability checklist
  • Resiliency Aptitude quiz and skills list for emergencies
  • And much more

Complete with gorgeous photography and detailed design drawings throughout

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is more than just a book of tricks and theories for regenerative site development. It offers actual working results from a complex farm-ecosystems based on research from the "great thinkers" in permaculture, and presents a viable home-scale model for an intentional food-producing ecosystem in cold climates, and beyond. Inspiring to would-be homesteaders everywhere, but especially for those who find themselves with "unlikely" farming land, Falk is an inspiration in what can be done by imitating natural systems, and making the most of what we have by re-imagining what's possible. A gorgeous case study for the homestead of the future.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781603584449
ISBN-10: 1603584447
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2013
Pages: 320
Language: English

Audiobooks available!

Digital Audio Books

Get a Gift Card

Gift Cards

Nine Stores in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties

Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
707-762-0563
click for hours & info



Petaluma 
Underground

140 Kentucky Street
707-782-0228
click for hours & info



Sebastopol Store

138 N.Main Street
707-823-2618
click for hours & info



Santa Rosa Store

(Montgomery Village)
775 Village Court
707-293-2109
707-578-8938
click for hours & info



Healdsburg Store

104 Matheson Street
707-433-9270
click for hours & info



Napa Store

1300 First Street, Suite 398
707-252-8002

click for hours & info



Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Street
707-942-1616
click for hours & info



San Rafael Store

850 4th Street
415-524-2800

click for hours & info



Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
Suite 105
(415) 763-3052
click for hours & info



Larkspur Store
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
(415) 870-9843
click for hours & info

Headquarters (Offices)

139 Edman Way 
Sebastopol
707-823-8991
click for hours & info