Farm and Garden
Plants and produce from rural America

What Material Should You Use for a Patio?

A patio is a wonderful addition to a backyard that also adds value to your home. Here are some of the materials you should consider!

Bring Sustainability to Your Farm

It can be difficult be a sustainable farm, but, with some time and planning, there are some simple steps you can take to reach this goal.

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What Homesteaders Need to Know About Mulching

Blogger James takes a look at the importance of mulch and how to apply it in your yard and garden.

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Small-Scale Haymaking with a Compact Tractor

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By Lee Ann Perez

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MAXIMIZING YOUR MINI FARM

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include:

  • Soil and Fertility
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Planting Guides and Seeders
  • Easy Trellising
  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Greater Food Self-Sufficiency
  • Making Your Own Country Wines
  • Making Your Own Vinegars
  • Making Cheese at Home
  • Cooking for Self-Sufficiency

Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

$18.95

  • Size - 66" x 27" x 40" high
  • A project that's very practical and unique
  • Two piece set
  • Sturdy construction
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Relax in the serene outdoors in this unique and sturdy Adirondack chair. Simple instructions and detailed drawings make this practical piece of furniture a pleasure to build. A convenient footrest completes this two-piece set; and the finished product stands 66-by-27-by-40 inches high.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$20.00