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  • The Lean Farm

  • How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work
  • By: Ben Hartman
  • Narrated by: Robert David Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
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    5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed by progressive farms around the world....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • informative a good listen

  • By Ifish4eyes on 07-29-18

Great read for a Green Belt!

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Reviewed: 08-16-18

I have experience as a Green Belt in corporate America and am transitioning to market gardening. This book beautifully merges two subjects I love. I enjoyed the fast-paced teaching of concepts and relevant examples.

  • The Urban Farmer

  • Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
  • By: Curtis Allen Stone
  • Narrated by: Diego Footer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

There are 20 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dry telling of some great information.

  • By Karina/Kyle Adams on 11-25-17

Useful!

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Reviewed: 05-12-18

I've been a long time hobby food-gardener and at times farm-hand and I picked up more than a few new gold nuggets of useful information from this book.