The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook


The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook

Product no.: 9781903872338

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All potential smallholders and rural businesses should be running their businesses sustainably and profitably, but where and how to start can often be a stumbling block. The Sustainable Smallholders’ Handbook is aimed at all aspiring and existing smallholders as well as rural dwellers and begins by examining suitable properties and the financial and practical implications of a taking on a smallholding. 


Author’s Preface
Chapter One: Size isn't everything
Chapter Two: Property and planning
Chapter Three: Learning the ropes
Chapter Four: Livestock regulations and management
Chapter Five: Food and drink
Chapter Six: The orchard
Chapter Seven: Other opportunities
Chapter Eight: Those who can...teach
Chapter Nine: Markets and marketing
Chapter Ten: Self sufficiency and sustainability

Customs and Duty
Directory of Services and Supplies
Plus 8 case studies

About the author
Lorraine Turnbull  wanted to be a farmer since she was five years old. She began commercial cider making in 2011 and until recently ran a profitable small craft cider business. In 2014 she  won the Cornwall Sustainability Awards Best Individual category. She has written articles for Country Smallholding and Smallholder magazines. 


Size: 210 x 135mm 

Pages: 224 black and white

Binding: Paperback

ISBN: 9781903872338



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