Agricultural Economics

Backyard Market Gardening, The Entrepreneurs Guide to Selling What You Grow
By Andrew W. Lee
ISBN 0-9624648-0-5
Available from Rodale Press
Learn how others grow and sell:
1) $150,000 from one-half acre, to fancy restaurants-California
2) 14,000 pounds of food on less than one-eight acre-Ohio
Learn to:
1) Enjoy a guaranteed salary from community supported agriculture or a membership garden.
2) Improve your garden soil for superior yields and superb flavor.

Biodiversity Based Productivity: A Framework For An Alternative Economic Assessment For Sustainable Agriculture
Pgs. 20 (1995)
By Vandana Shiva
Available from Other India Press
Vandana Shiva compares monocultures with traditional polycultures and shows convincingly how the latter outperform the former on all grounds including total production.

Small is Beautiful, Economics As If People Mattered
by E. F. Schumacher 304 pages, 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 in., Trade Paperback $19.95 USA/$24.95 CAN;
ISBN: 0-88179-169-5
Hartly and Marks, Vancouver, Canada
[email protected], Amy Logan 1-800-277-5887,
Publication Date: November 1999
The Global Economy. The Individual. Could two concepts be more in opposition? Twenty-five years ago, Small is Beautiful, by E. F. Schumacher, addressed this issue and introduced the world to his ground breaking ideas. The book provides a cogent critique of the problems of Western economics and Schumacher’s solutions calling for human-scale, decentralized, and appropriate technologies. His philosophy can be summed up in a phrase: economics from the heart rather than from the bottom line.