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SMALL-SCALE GRAIN RAISING
An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing,and Using Nutritious Whole Grains forHome Gardeners and Local Farmers
Pub Date: June 2009
$29.95 US, $37.50 CAN • PB97816035807797x10 • 256 pages • B&W drawings
Sustainable Agriculture/Organic Gardening
First published in 1977, this book—from one of America’s most famous and prolific agri-cultural writers—became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and smallfarmers. Now fully updated and available once more,
Small-Scale Grain Raising
offers aentirely new generation of readers the best introduction to a wide range of both commonand lesser-known specialty grains and related field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye tobuckwheat, millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers.More and more Americans are seeking out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stum-bling blocks to their efforts has been finding local sources for grains, which are grownmainly on large, distant corporate farms. Atthe same time, commodity prices for grains—and the products made from them—have skyrocketed due to rising energy costs andincreased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to alarge garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness boxand learn togrow healthy whole grains or beans—the base of our culinary food pyramid—alongsidetheir fruits and vegetables.Starting from the simple but revolutionary concept of the garden “pancake patch,”Logsdon opens up our eyes to a whole world of plants that we wrongly assume only theagricultural “big boys” can grow. He succinctly covers all the basics, from planting anddealing with pests, weeds, and diseases to harvesting, processing, storing, and using wholegrains. There are even a few recipes sprinkled throughout, along with more than a little witand wisdom.Never has there been a better time, or a more receptive audience, for this book. Localvores,serious home gardeners, CSA farmers, and whole-foods advocates—in fact, all people whovalue fresh, high-quality foods—will find a field full of information and ideas in this onceand future classic.
is the author of 25 books (andcounting) embracing ecology,art, farming,cultural studies, and nature writing, including
The Contrary Farmer
Farming at Nature’sPace
.He has a weekly newspaper columnand contributes regularly to two quarterlymagazines,
The Draft Horse Journal
,and to the Web site OrganicToBe.org.He and his wife, Carol Logsdon, operate anexperimental garden farm in WyandotCounty,Ohio. They have two childrenandthree grandchildren.
The classic text on raising grain—revised and expandedfor home gardeners and small-scale farmers.
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