Whether you are new to farming or want to farm in a new way, these how-to guides will step you through the basics of backyard-scale farming.
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#1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics$83.93 Add to Cart
#1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics
Contained in these seven guides is everything you need to get operational and generating cash flow quickly – a business concept, farm design, startup costs, infrastructure and equipment, detailed day-to-day workflow, crop selection, pricing strategies, revenue targets, financial benchmarks, and marketing options.$83.93
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#1 SPIN Overview$11.99 Add to Cart
#1 SPIN Overview
What’s SPIN-Farming…How SPIN differs from conventional farming…SPIN formulas for success…Harvesting techniques…Marketing…Operating models$11.99
#2 Getting Started$11.99 Add to Cart
#2 Getting Started
Establishing a land base…Part-time land base options…Full-time land base options…Urban farming’s competitive edge…Farm design$11.99
#3 SPIN Investments and Operating Models$11.99 Add to Cart
#3 SPIN Investments and Operating Models
Major investments…Structures…Irrigation equipment…Farm stand display…Tools…Part-time small hobby scale model…Part-time large scale model…Full-time moderate-size model…Full time large-size model$11.99
#4 Putting SPIN into Practice$11.99 Add to Cart
#4 Putting SPIN into Practice
Key concepts…Utilizing standard-size beds…High and low value crops…Cropping levels of different intensity…Farm layout…Structured workflow…Market stand pricing…SPIN’s three most important concepts…Putting SPIN-Farming concepts into play$11.99
#5 Let’s Get Growing$11.99 Add to Cart
#5 Let’s Get Growing
Different areas of cropping intensity…Crops to consider growing for market…Cropping strategies for 12 classic SPIN crops…Yield/Price combinations$11.99
#6 SPIN Work Flow Practices$11.99 Add to Cart
#6 SPIN Work Flow Practices
Typical farm tasks…Fertilizing…Prepping plots…Planting…Watering…Managing insects…Weeding…Four weeding strategies…Harvesting…Prepping produce….Day-by-day, hour-by-hour work schedule in peak season…Putting it all together$11.99
#7 SPIN Marketing$11.99 Add to Cart
#7 SPIN Marketing
Creating a farm brand identity…A few words about organic…Marketing options…Community Supported Agriculture Programs(CSA)…Restaurant sales…Contract growing…Home deliveries…Buying clubs…Farm stands…Farmers markets…Stand display…Selling your produce…Professional marketing practices…Mix and match multiple unit pricing$11.99
SPIN-Farming Illustrated$19.99 Add to Cart
See how backyard-scale farming can help you realize your farming vision. 90 photos show you what is possible, and practical. Topics include SPIN concepts, land base, gear, work flow, production and marketing. If this makes a farming business look entirely do-able, well with SPIN-Farming, it is!$19.99
Your purchase comes with a free trial membership in the SPIN farmers online learning hub, Backyard Riches. There you get access to replays of all our online member meetups and instant learning sessions, a private online support group where you can connect with those who are pioneering and tweaking SPIN-Farming around the world, and invitations to all our live online events. Brainstorm with those who have “been there”, or who are willing to help figure it out if they haven’t. Most do not come from farm families and don’t want to take on the traditional burdens of owning hundreds of acres of land, investing piles of money and making a big lifestyle change. They just want to make money growing food to meet local demand. Sound like you? Then join in! Look for the invitation in your email after you purchase.