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Compact Farms

15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less
Narrated by: David Marantz
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Compact Farms is a guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. 

The farm plans explain how to harness an area's water supply, orientation, and geography in order to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need to actually realize your farm dreams.

©2017 Josh Volk (P)2019 Tantor

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the narrator of the book reads like a robot. Seriously, I would have my MacBook read to me while I was in college and that's almost exactly what this guy sounds like. the author wastes a lot of time talking about introductory information that never relates back to the main point, and makes the same point over and over and over again. There isn't really that much interesting information to be gotten. By far the best thing I learned was the reference to "How to grow more vegetables" by John Jeavons. it's like me you are somewhere in between a serious Gardener and a hobby farmer, you're probably better off looking into the grow biointensive method then reading this snoozefest of a book.

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good info

I've seen people complain about the robotic narrator, and yes he is very robotic. However I don't think the book was intended to be a "good story" as much as a reference/informational text. So with that in mind it's a good listen.