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Letter from Wild Onion Farm

publication date: Jun 1, 2008
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Books written before the advent of Big Agriculture contain great advice on small-scale, sustainable farming. The books of horticulturists such as Liberty Hyde Bailey and Peter Henderson are more than just historical curiosities — they can provide real guidance on creating a diversified small farm. Henderson’s Gardening for Profit, published in 1867, was an inspiration for many market gardeners because it proved that our idea of a small farm was once the norm in American agriculture.



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