Living Off The Land

Learn about organic farming, gardening, feeding chickens, organic certification, and how to deal with chicken manure.

| June 2013

  • bountiful organic farming harvest
    Growing vegetables and raising animals for market on a small acreage is doable ... and profitable.
    Lorain Ebbett-Rideout

  • bountiful organic farming harvest

Take it from us: Living off the land is a wonderful experience full of beautiful sights, fresh air, lively and entertaining animals, and tasty produce grown in your own garden. Nathan offers advice on how to farm organically on less than an acre; Allan keeps expanding his gardening efforts, and it’s more than just appealing to the eye; let your chickens free range for good nutrition and more; learn how a small farmer can earn organic certification without a lot of hassle; and use the deep-litter manure management style to keep your chickens happy and the coop odor-free. Visit the webcam aimed at the brooder in GRIT’s office; let Wendy know about your experiences with a broody hen; create a divine pasta salad for tonight’s dinner; and then sit back and enjoy the latest episode of “TOUGH GRIT” after reading about starting a garden from seeds in TOUGH GRIT Hints From Hank Will.

Living Off the Land  

Organic farming on an acre or less.

Allan's garden is more than just eye candy.  

Free-range your chickens for good nutrition.  

Small farmers note this road to organic certification.  

Use deep-litter manure management for happy chickens.  

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