Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values and Economics
Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on:
* Lessons from systems science (including tools)
* Assessing the whole farm (what are we managing? The people, physical and mental assets, money)
* Understanding the farm ecosystems (the water and mineral cycles, dynamics of biological community, energy flow)
* Choosing appropriate tools
* Making a framework to test decisions
Including examples and statements from practicing farmers, and more holistic resources and alternative business models.
A series of 8 guides originally published by NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), on organic principles and practices for both the beginner farmer as well as established farmers looking to convert to organic, or deepen their practices. Each book is 100 pages, but the information is weighty; the guides use a strong whole-systems farming theory behind their practical advice, as well as offer historical information, further resources, detailed appendices, and profiles of various organic farms across the Northeast.
A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic, authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike.