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Book Data

ISBN: 9781603583558
Year Added to Catalog: 2011
Book Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 96
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Web Product ID: 608

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Whole-Farm Planning

Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values and Economics

by Elizabeth Henderson, Karl North

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.


About the Authors

Elizabeth Henderson

Elizabeth Henderson coauthored The Real Dirt. She farms in Newark, New York, and has been involved in CSA farming for more than 15 years. ...

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Karl North

Karl North, after his graduate work in social anthropology and ecology, learned and practiced subsistence agriculture in the French Pyrenees. With his wife Jane, he built and has operated Northland Sheep Dairy since 1980. He completed three years of training as an educator in Holistic Management in 2004. His articles on the themes of holism and sustainability in agriculture have appeared in NOFA periodicals. ...

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Additional Information

Elizabeth Henderson's Upcoming Events

  • Elizabeth Henderson at NOFA Summer Conference
    NOFA Summer Conference, Amherst MA
    August 9, 2014, 1:00 pm
  • Elizabeth Henderson at NOFA Summer Conference
    NOFA Summer Conference, Amherst MA
    August 10, 2014, 8:00 pm

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