Create and Maintain Your Own Smallholding
A Guide to Sustainable Self-Sufficiency
Liz Wright Rosemary Champion
Flame Tree Publishing Ltd
OverviewLearn how to set up your own smallholding, grow your own fruit and vegetables, rear chickens, pigs, lambs and other livestock to help you create a sustainable, organic lifestyle. This excellent new guide brings the heart of the land to your table, with advice on where to buy, how to maintain and how to support other local producers. Packed with tips and hints on how to prepare for the whole year, especially in winter. With case studies and examples throughout. Companion title to Keeping Chickens and Keeping Bees.
Author BioLiz Wright edited Smallholder magazine for over twenty years and is currently editor of Smallholding (formerly Practical Sheep, Goats & Alpacas magazine). She is the author of a number of books, including Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese, Keeping Pet Ducks, Self Sufficiency, A Practical Guide to Modern Living and Keeping Chickens. She also appears on the radio regularly. Liz lives on a smallholding in Cambridgeshire and is a keen member of her local smallholding club. She has kept most of the livestock mentioned in the book in her 30 years of smallholding but currently is concentrating on her flock of Muscovy ducks and learning how to grow cut flowers for sale. Native ponies are her passion and she has donkeys too. Fibre is also an interest and she enjoys felting – next year she hopes to acquire some Babydoll Southdown sheep.
Rosemary Champion, aka the Accidental Smallholder, runs a 12-acre smallholding in the east of Scotland and is a driving force in the creation of the Scottish Smallholder Festival. She started her website to help other people who are interested in smallholding to find their way, and to share her experiences.