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Post: # 247139Post Bartleby
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:12 pm

Me and some friends have the opportunity of moving onto at least 15 acres of land in Limerick. We want to become self sufficient but have little to no experience between us. Can anyone recommend some good books, sources or advice to help us get started on this mammoth task?

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Post: # 247140Post Potter's Farm
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:43 pm

I found books by Katie Thear to be basic, helpful and informative. Some bits of John Seymour are ok too. Advice from neighbours who farm in your area is very hepful as they are familiar with local soil, climate etc.

What are you hoping to grow/raise?

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Post: # 248034Post Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:29 am

John Seymours The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency is the best one in my collection at the moment. It covers a wide range of topics and gives a good grounding, plus gave me one or two ideas I hadn't thought of. If there is something specific that sparks your interest though you will need to buy another book that covers the topic in more detail.
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Post: # 248040Post Green Aura
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:31 am

If you'll have 15 acres then I reckon you'll be fine with John Seymour. He requires too much land for most of us though :(
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Post: # 248057Post Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:12 pm

Green Aura wrote:If you'll have 15 acres then I reckon you'll be fine with John Seymour. He requires too much land for most of us though :(
John Seymours book covers small "urban garden" places, the 1 acre small holding and the 5 acre small holding. You can pick and choose which bits are suitable for how much land you have.
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