The Resilient Farmer

The South Island farmer suffered terribly during eight years of drought. His farm was depleted and so was he, to the point of severe depression. The Resilient Farmer is Doug’s powerful example of how to get life back on track.

Author: Doug Avery

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9780143770794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Every day I watch my farm burn. Day after day, the sky is a relentless, empty blue. As our land dries up, all my hopes have turned to vapour, lost in that wide, blue yonder. And so begins Doug Avery’s story of emotional resilience in the face of what at times seemed a hopeless situation. The South Island farmer suffered terribly during eight years of drought. His farm was depleted and so was he, to the point of severe depression. The Resilient Farmer is Doug’s powerful example of how to get life back on track. With candour and wisdom, he tells his story of turning desperation into determination, embracing risk, navigating change and, on top of everything, enduring monumental earthquakes. An inspiring tale of how one man overcame heartbreaking adversity to live a fruitful life and help others.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

In a nonbrittle (resilient) landscape, the rate at which the ecosystem can rebuild
biomass and biodiversity is comparably high. ... The resilient farmer and
homesteader needs to be aware of how her site developments affect the
movement and ...

Author: Ben Falk

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603584456

Category: House & Home

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The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition. Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-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 unworthy farmland. 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 earthworks; gravity-fed water systems; species composition; the site-design process; site management; fuelwood hedge production and processing; human health and nutrient-dense production strategies; rapid topsoil formation and remineralization; agroforestry/silvopasture/grazing; ecosystem services, especially regarding flood mitigation; fertility management; human labor and social-systems aspects; tools/equipment/appropriate technology; and much more, complete with gorgeous photography and detailed design drawings. The Resilient Farm and Homestead is more than just a book of tricks and techniques for regenerative site development, but offers actual working results in living within 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.

The Resilient Family Farm

Supporting Agricultural Development and Rural Economic Growth Gaye Burpee,
Kim Wilson. management can steady the extremes of seasons and economies .
Their nurturing and development of a resilient farm reaps a measure of stability ...

Author: Gaye Burpee

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: UOM:39015060651463

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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This book includes development successes and failures, shares observations and lessons from the field, clarifies the challenges and realities of rural development work and provides guidance for donors and practitioners who understand that the complexities of smallholder farm life demand complete, rather than partial, responses and support.

The Resilient Gardener

It was this erratic—climate—adapted style of farm— ing that was brought by
European settlers and pioneers to America. It's a model for a maximally resilient
farming community—one that I believe is highly relevant for most temperate
regions ...

Author: Carol Deppe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603580311

Category: Gardening

Page: 323

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Presents advice for growing vegetables that can help families survive financial, health, dietary, and weather challenges, including author's experiences, gardening and storage techniques, and recipes for five crops with storage and nutritional values.

The Drought Resilient Farm

W henever the subject of improving root depth comes up, the first thing that tends
to pop into a farmer's mind is getting out their biggest tractor, hooking it onto a
subsoiler, and tearing the soil up just as deep as they possibly can. Surprisingly ...

Author: Dale Strickler

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781635860030

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Rainfall levels are rarely optimal, but there are hundreds of things you can do to efficiently conserve and use the water you do have and to reduce the impact of drought on your soil, crops, livestock, and farm or ranch ecosystem. Author Dale Strickler introduces you to the same innovative systems he used to transform his own drought-stricken family farm in Kansas into a thriving, water-wise, and profitable enterprise, maximizing healthy cropland, pasture, and water supply. Ranging from simple, short-term projects such as installing rain-collection ollas to long-term land-management planning strategies, Strickler’s methods show how to get more water into the soil, keep it in the soil, and help plants and livestock access it. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Farmers Review

It should remember that these four great rubber , and these , of course , failed
easily digestible , naturally is hoped that a sufficient number of lamb feeding
states have lost nearly at once because the resilient property entries will be made
so ...

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ISBN: WISC:89047362439

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Resilient Agriculture

After leading the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College for more than a decade, Laura is now an affiliated researcher with the Local Food Research Center and a climate resilience planning consultant with ...

Author: Laura Lengnick

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925784

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought, and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons, and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and livestock growth and development. Resilient Agriculture recognizes the critical role that sustainable agriculture will play in the coming decades and beyond. The latest science on climate risk, resilience, and climate change adaptation is blended with the personal experience of farmers and ranchers to explore: The "strange changes" in weather recorded over the last decade The associated shifts in crop and livestock behavior The actions producers have taken to maintain productivity in a changing climate The climate change challenge is real and it is here now. To enjoy the sustained production of food, fiber, and fuel well into the twenty-first century, we must begin now to make changes that will enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of North American agriculture. The rich knowledge base presented in Resilient Agriculture is poised to serve as the cornerstone of an evolving, climate-ready food system. Laura Lengnick is a researcher, policymaker, activist, educator, and farmer whose work explores the community-enhancing potential of agriculture and food systems. She directs the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College and was a lead author of the report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation.

Prairie Farmer

Hog Haven Inc. was created , allowing sons Jim and Doug to enter the Loda , Ill .
, family farming operation after college . In the ' 80s , they carved out a niche
selling breeding stock gilts . Over the years , the resilient farm family has dug out
of a ...

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ISBN: CHI:62517186

Category: Agriculture

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The New Horse Powered Farm

The New Horse-Powered Farm is the first book of its kind, offering wisdom and techniques for using horse power on the small farm or homestead.

Author: Stephen Leslie

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603584166

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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The New Horse-Powered Farm is the first book of its kind, offering wisdom and techniques for using horse power on the small farm or homestead. It sets the stage for incorporating draft power on the farm by presenting necessary information for experienced and novice teamsters alike, including getting started with workhorses; the merits of different draft breeds; various training systems for the horse and teamster; haying with horses, seeding crops, and raising small grains; in-depth coverage of tools and systems; and managing a woodlot, farm economics, education, agritourism, and more. It's a must-have resource for any farmer, homesteader, or teamster seeking to work with draft power in a closed-loop farming system.

Conservation Agriculture for Africa

This book is aimed at agricultural researchers and scientists, educationalists, and agricultural service providers, institutional leaders and policy makers working in the fields of sustainable agriculture and international development, and ...

Author: Amir H Kassam

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780645681

Category: Nature

Page: 317

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Tillage agriculture has led to widespread soil and ecosystem degradation globally. This is especially so in Africa where traditional and modern tillage-based agricultural practices have become unsustainable due to severe disturbance and exploitation of natural resources, with negative impacts on the environment and rural livelihoods. In addition, agriculture in Africa today faces major challenges including increased costs of production and energy, the effects of climate change, and the lack of an effective paradigm for sustainable intensification, especially for small- and medium-size holdings. Africa is facing a serious challenge to food security and as a continent has not advanced towards eradicating hunger. In addition, the population is still growing much faster than on most other continents. This pressure has led to the emergence of no-till conservation agriculture as a serious alternative sustainable agriculture paradigm. In Africa, in recent years, conservation agriculture techniques and methods have spread to many countries, as greater development, education and research effort are directed towards its extension and uptake. This book is aimed at agricultural researchers and scientists, educationalists, and agricultural service providers, institutional leaders and policy makers working in the fields of sustainable agriculture and international development, and also at agroecologists, conservation scientists, and those working on ecosystem services.

The Resilient Power of Purpose

Here ' s a story that illustrates the difference . There are two men on opposite
ends of a county . One is on a golf course and the other is a farmer out in his
fields . It is raining , and both men are experiencing the same downfall . The man
playing ...

Author: Larry DiAngi

Publisher: GOKO Publishing

ISBN: 1577570839

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 112

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In The Resilient Power of Purpose, Larry DiAngi offers inspiring yet practical advice on how to make your dreams a reality. By following the seven principles Larry sets out in this book, you will learn how to rediscover the passion of your purpose in life and be propelled with unstoppable inspiration. You will be challenged to explore questions such as: What is the purpose in my life? How can I discover my true identity? How do I live an inspired life that creates continual motivation? How am I influenced by the people that surround me? How do my thoughts about the different areas of my life affect me? How can I overcome procrastination and self-sabotage? How can I make my dream a reality despite the negative influences in my life? How can I learn to face my fears and find the courage to do things I have never done? Filled with poignant stories and examples from Larry's own life. The Resilient Power of Purpose will inspire you to pursue your dreams with relentless energy and courage.

California Farmer

This is the ideal profile for a farm leader who must end a decade of “ ratcheting
up ” of the conflicts between farm ... 8 million acre - feet . not change what is
already written into the The resilient mercy of nature won ' t 1990 Farm Bill (
within 12 ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106009090868

Category: Agriculture

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Food Security Gender and Resilience

Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural ...

Author: Leigh Brownhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317596578

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and multi-scalar. The gendered resilience framework, illustrated here with detailed case studies from semi-arid Kenya, is shown to be suitable for use in analysis in other geographic regions and across disciplines. The book examines the importance of gender equity to the strengthening of socio-ecological resilience. Case studies reflect multidisciplinary perspectives and focus on a range of issues, from microfinance to informal seed systems. The book’s gender perspective also incorporates consideration of age or generational relations and cultural dimensions in order to embrace the complexity of existing socio-economic realities in rural farming communities. The issue of succession of farmland has become a general concern, both to farmers and to researchers focused on building resilient farming systems. Building resilience here is shown to involve strengthening households’ and communities’ overall livelihood capabilities in the face of ongoing climate change, global market volatility and political instability.

The Greening of West Branch

Though a farmer might have only 30 or 40 acres , to sow and harvest that little
amount of grain by hand is never thought of ... However , even in the face of
continuing depression and grasshopper plagues , the resilient farmers of Cedar
Point ...

Author: Brett A. Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89069268969

Category: Family History

Page: 802

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Agricultural Development and the Small Farmer

This philosophy has to be changed and I think teaming up between the
Governmental institutions and the construction of infrastructure and our resilient
farming community is a terribly important thing . Dr. P. Bhattacharya MIXED
FARMING Our ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015055262433

Category: Agriculture

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Chiefly speeches and papers.

Farming for the Long Haul

Farming in the ruins of the twentieth century -- A short, unhappy history of business advice for farmers -- Subsistence first!

Author: Michael Foley

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603588003

Category: Social Science

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It's all but certain that the next fifty years will bring enormous, not to say cataclysmic, disruptions to our present way of life. World oil reserves will be exhausted within that time frame, as will the lithium that powers today's most sophisticated batteries, suggesting that transportation is equally imperiled. And there's another, even more dire limitation that is looming: at current rates of erosion, the world's topsoil will be gone in sixty years. Fresh water sources are in jeopardy, too. In short, the large-scale agricultural and food delivery system as we know it has at most a few decades before it exhausts itself and the planet with it. Farming for the Long Haul is about building a viable small farm economy that can withstand the economic, political, and climatic shock waves that the twenty-first century portends. It draws on the innovative work of contemporary farmers, but more than that, it shares the experiences of farming societies around the world that have maintained resilient agricultural systems over centuries of often-turbulent change. Indigenous agriculturalists, peasants, and traditional farmers have all created broad strategies for survival through good times and bad, and many of them prospered. They also developed particular techniques for managing soil, water, and other resources sustainably. Some of these techniques have been taken up by organic agriculture and permaculture, but many more of them are virtually unknown, even among alternative farmers. This book lays out some of these strategies and presents techniques and tools that might prove most useful to farmers today and in the uncertain future.

Bangladesh Country Investment Plan

... farm mechanization ) and promotion of sustainable agriculture ( including
implementation of the Southern delta master ... is a strong demand for
strengthened regional research capacities that can generate climate resilient
farming practices .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03152939T

Category: Agriculture

Page: 153

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Kenya Farmer

... nightmare for thousands of livestock farmers who face the prospect of seeing
all they have ever worked for in ruins . There was a collapse in world prices , for
everything from grain to pigs . And , of course , it is precisely the resilient ones
who ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113336437

Category: Agriculture

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Cooperative Farmer

9341 the University of Georgia in pharmacy school ; I'm a registered pharmacist
by education . We married , finished the last two years at Georgia and then came
back home . " I always wanted to farm ; they say once you get dirt up under your ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924085766750

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The Old Farmer s Almanac 2008

Old Farmer's Almanac. d for the beginning A 1938 Cincinnati Reds newsletter (
left) credits Bill McKechnie (right) for Vander Meer's increased control and
improvement. Vander Meer's first no-hitter on June 11, 1938, was featured on a
baseball ...

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 1571984267

Category: Reference

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A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information