The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael Levatino
Grow Food, Raise Animals, and Enjoy a Sustainable Life (The Joy of Series)

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When the farm is a lifestyle, not just a way to earn a living, that’s hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable life in which we protect the land and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow and savor what we can produce ourselves—while still maintaining an alternative career to fund this passion. Michael and Audrey Levatino here share how to:

     • Grow your own food.
     • Raise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and more.
     • Practice being (a little) off the grid.
     • Sell the bounty in your local community.
     • Balance a professional career with a rural lifestyle.

The Joy of Hobby Farming is a book that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do-it-yourselfer.
 

About Michael Levatino

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Michael Levatino works off the farm at a major publishing house. His twenty-three-acre farm, Ted's Last Stand, is located outside of Gordonsville, Virginia. Together with husband Michael, Audrey Levatino has hobby farming for almost ten years, producing and selling flowers, vegetables, honey, eggs, and hand-made jewelry and crafts at several local farmer's markets. Their twenty-three-acre farm, Ted's Last Stand, is located outside of Gordonsville, Virginia.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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