Brett Markham on Mini-Farming March 17, 2014
We interviewed author and mini-farmer Brett Markham about making money and growing much of a family's food (Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on One Quarter Acre). He has written a series of books on the topic (composting, vegetables, , and the first includes sections on poultry, vegetables, fruit, marketing, putting produce by, and some ingenious grain processing designs using equipment that one may already have. Newest is a book on fermenting vegetables (Mini-Farming Guide to Fermenting). His practical and scientific tendencies make his books dense with experience and thus helpful to the tasks at hand. His site is www.markhamfarm.com.
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He is also a scientist and composer; a bit of one of his pieces is the theme music for this show.