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3/26/12

BUILDING PROJECTS FOR BACKYARD FARMERS AND HOME GARDENERS BOOK REVIEW



Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners: A Guide to 21 Handmade Structures for Homegrown Harvests Another great book by Chris Gleason!

There are easy to follow construction plans with step-by-step instructions for 21 projects including a green house, beehive (I want one!), rabbit hutch (very cool! and I didn't know how much they helped your garden!), raised beds, squash ramp (had never heard of such a thing!), bean leaner (another cool idea), trellises, and more.  I love that his projects don't call for hard to find-expensive supplies, and are simple enough my 14 year old son and I can build together.

There is lots of great information for anyone! He includes several profiles of farmers also with their hints, tips and advice; a vegetable plant per person chart; some square foot gardening tips and much more.  This one should be on everyone's bookshelf, order yours today!

If you missed my review on Art of the Chicken Coop, be sure to check it out.



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8 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! So what are squash ramps and bean leaners?

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    1. Two cool projects in this great book! :D

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    2. Oh. I see how you are. ;)

      Guess I'll have to wait a while to find out, since the books not in any of the local library systems yet.

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  2. Oh i have to look it up. There are many things that I want to have but know it won't hapen - beehive, chicken coop, pond etc. but I need to look up squash ramp!

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    1. Jenny it is hard when you want to move faster than what progress is being made. Hang in there. I see there has been some great progress lately.

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  3. I just came by to return the blog visit and to thank you for taking the time to comment on mine. That looks like a really interesting book. Love those kinds of projects.

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    1. Leigh there are some great projects.

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  4. Sounds like some really great information in there. Thanks for sharing :-) Have a great weekend

    Blessings,
    Jill

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