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  • Practical Smallfarming in New Zealand - Trisha Fisk The Small Farmers Bible, an excellent book for all small land owners. Covers buying land, fencing, earth and water works. - Plants, fertiliser, the garden, trees and weeds. - Animals, stock sense, sheep, goats, cattle, horses & donkeys, chooks etc.
  • On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm by Michael Ableman, Cynthia Wisehart, Alice Waters. Once part of thousands of acres of farmland, Fairview Gardens is now engulfed by suburban sprawl. Ableman has managed the organic farm since 1981 and survived court action against crowing roosters.
  • The Contrary Farmer by Gene Logsdon. Explains how to successfully engage in "cottage farming" part-time for enjoyment as well as profit. Includes the information needed to grow your own food in a sustainable and Earth-friendly fashion.
  • The Smallfarming Revolution - New beginnings in rural New Zealand by Ian and Dianne Grant. Includes the smallfarming way of life, secrets of successful smallfarmers, promising ventures and 21 case studies of small farms and small farm enterprises.
 
Web Resources

  • ABC Rural The farming section of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Online - includes Rural News in Australia, Aussie Weather, Bush Telegraph, Rural Events Diary, Video/Audio Highlights from their TV & Radio Shows and an impressive link collection.
  • Country, Farm and Garden Photo Library Specialist New Zealand stock photo library with rural, agricultural and horticultural images. Includes a huge range of farm, farm animal, machinery, garden and plant, scenic and landscape images all comprehensively captioned - a great source of info.
  • Farm Ads New Zealand Advertise anything Farming and Agriculture related including employment, livestock, land and machinery.
  • Prairie Links Excellent Canadian agricultural resource. Features a directory, classifieds, auctions and discussion forums.
  • Radio Hokonui Gold's Farming Show Straggle Muster is a free weekly email newsletter from the Farming Show, containing highlights of the week's farming news and advice for Southland farmers. The site also has an archive of past issues.
  • Rural Bulletin A monthly email publication covering items of interest to farmers revived by Rural Women New Zealand.
  • Rural Bulletin Back Issues Back issues of Rural Bulletin from March 2006 can be read at this web site.
  • The New Zealand Association of Smallfarmers The association which was unfortunately wound up in May 2006 published a magazine every two months aimed at small farmers. The site includes news and information about farming small blocks in New Zealand.
  • FarmTrader For Australian and New Zealand farmers and people on the land, includes farming classifieds, Australian news, farmers forum, agricultural news and more.

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