The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution is the no-till chemical-free growing roadmap, showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases efficiency and profitability, and promotes soil health. This hands-on manual is specifically written for natural and small-scale farmers.
Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your small farm.
Farming without tilling has long been a goal of agriculture, yet tilling remains one of the most dominant paradigms; almost everyone does it. But tilling kills beneficial soil life, burns up organic matter, and releases carbon dioxide. If the ground could instead be prepared for planting without tilling, time and energy could be saved, soil organic matter increased, carbon sequestered, and dependence on machinery reduced.
The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution is the comprehensive farmer-developed roadmap showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases efficiency and profitability, and promotes soil health. This hands-on manual offers:
- Why roller-crimper no-till methods don't work for most small farms
- A decision-making framework for the four no-till methods: occulation, solarization, organic mulches grown in place
- Ideas for starting a no-till farm or transitioning a working farm
- A list of tools, supplies, and sources.
- The author has been a farm operator for 15 years & spent 12 months researching the methods & techniques covered in this book
- No-till farming saves time, labor, fuel, and requires less equipment
- It increases soil organic matter, reduces erosion, boosts soil carbon sequestration
- Roughly 35% of large scale industrial farming uses chemical no-till methods
- Introduces scaled-down methods that are not reliant on chemicals
- Suitable for vegetable and flower growers farming less than an acre to a few acres or more
- Unlike industrial no-till, these methods are chemical-free and can be used for organic growing