Read this first!

Before you do anything.... Read the first book!

Farming on the Wild Side

by Nancy & John Hayden

I've been intensively no-till farming 3 acres for a decade. This book would have saved me years of time and thousands of dollars, doing stuff that I didn't need to be doing. I've read all the books.... Watched hours of youtube.... NOTHING beats the wisdom found in 'Farming on the Wild Side'... Nothing.

Spend the $25 bucks! -

Edible Forest Gardens - Volume One

Edible Forest Gardens - Volume Two

by Dave Jacke with Eric Toensmeier

Two book set, $100. Available in PDF format for free.

Here are two more books that are a great start to your library

Creating a Forest Garden

By Martin Crawford

$30, also available in PDF format for free.

This book covers all the plants of the seven layer forest garden in detail. Huge number of very useful reference tables by plant forest-layer and uses.

Making Small Farms Work

By Richard

The first edition was published in 2016, a new revised edition is due out in 2020.

A PDF copy for $3 is available here -

Just remember, we are all learning as we go. This is a grand experiment with many twists, turns.... and surprises.