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Whole-Farm Planning

Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values, and Economics


Illustrated by Jocelyn Langer

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 the biological community, the 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 Author


About Elizabeth Henderson

Elizabeth Henderson co-authored The Real Dirt and Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture. She farms in Newark, New York, and has been involved in CSA farming for more than 15 years.

Books By Elizabeth Henderson

About 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.

Books By Karl North

Pages:96 pages
Book Art:Black and white illustrations
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub. Date: April 15, 2011
Paperback: 9781603583558

Available In/Retail Price

Paperback, 96 pages, $15.95

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