Faced with certain defeat, they used innovative farming techniques—including a prototype forage harvester to gather grass for silage—to restore the fertility of their farm.
This early experiment in sustainable agriculture not only saved the farm in a rags-to-riches turnaround, but showed other farmers in their region how to pull out of the death spiral of decreasing fertility, yields, and income.
Gold in the Grass is a love story, a back-to-the-land adventure, and an inspirational example of how conservation tillage can restore the fertility of a used-up farm. This is a great book, and has spent far too many of its sixty years out of print.
Gold in the Grass is Volume 3 of Norton Creek Press' Back-to-the-Land Adventure series. It's an example of the Norton Creek Press motto: “Most of the best books are out of print and forgotten, but we can fix that!"
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