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The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael & Audrey Levatino

When the farm is a lifestyle, not just a way to earn a living, that's hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable life in which we protect the land and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow and savor what we can produce ourselves - while still maintaining an alternative career to fund this passion. Michael and Audrey Levatino here share how to:
  • Grow your own food
  • Raise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and more
  • Practice being, a little, off the grid
  • Sell the bounty in your local community
  • Balance a professional career with a rural lifestyle
The Joy of Hobby Farming is a book that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do—it—yourselfer.

Michael and Audrey Levatino have been hobby farming for almost ten years, producing and selling flowers, vegetables, honey, eggs, and hand—made jewelry and crafts at several local farmer's markets. Michael Levatino works off the farm at a major publishing house. Their twenty-three acre farm, Ted's Last Stand, is located outside of Gordonsville, Virginia.
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • 100 color illustrations
  • Dimensions: 9" x 6"
ISBN: 978-1-61608-228-4
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“Books are the weapons in the battle of ideas.” These were the words of William Warder Norton, who 90 years ago launched the firm that bears his name. Today, the three-person company he once ran from his living room has become the oldest and largest publishing house owned entirely by its employees.
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The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael & Audrey Levatino
228-4

SKU #:
02488906
UPC #:
9781616082284
$13.99