Water for Any Farm

Mark Shepard

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Written as a companion to the bestseller, Restoration Agriculture, this book will help farmers capture water in areas they want to, and avoid having water flow immediately to the low point. The result? Less water expense, healthier crops and livestock, and less erosion ... just to name a few. 

What you will read in this book is a distillation of over 25 years of on-the-ground experience working with and modifying the Yeomans’ Keyline Plan. From the back yard suburbs to 10,000-acre ranches and everywhere in between, from permafrost mountainsides just shy of the Arctic Circle, to equatorial boulder fields of East Africa, areas with 300 inches of rain per year to those with less than 3 inches, I have personally installed systems based on the Keyline design methodology and its modified forms.

What you will read in this book is tried and true. It is intended to give a sufficient background to any landowner so that they can optimize their water resource for higher site productivity, have greater drought resistance and just as importantly, to know deep in their heart that they have made even one little piece of earth a little more life-filled, livable and green.

#7573 • Copyright 2020 • Softcover • 240 pages

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Nathan M.
United States United States
Fascinating Book

I've had the opportunity to meet and learn from Mark. He is a force when it comes to permaculture. It's similar to how water is a force of nature. Great book!

peter b.
Australia Australia
Small and large landholders - this book is for you.

I bought "Water for Any Farm" by Mark Shepard in March of this year 2020, and was immediately enthused . I'd previously read its namesake, "Water for Every Farm" by P.A. Yeomans. That book was difficult to read and I left it dissatisfied, although I could see its merit. I'm not a farmer but I have 37 acres surrounding our country Inn. Armed with this book I relish incorporating its ideas on our place.

Rod E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Water for any Farm

Great book for working with keyline type contours to hold and infiltrate water on the farm. A useful book based on first hand experience.

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Gregory M.
Australia Australia
Keyline made easy

Loved it - simple, practical advise that provided confidence to put it in to action.

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Peter A.
Canada Canada
Thirsty Manimal Gulps Down Water for Any Farm

I’ve trudged the dusty roads of landscape design using Keyline principles for years. The core concept is not confusing but the supporting principles and potential applications often are. Shepard’s hard-won experience, sllghtly cavalier iconoclasms, principled tweaks and—most importantly—his flood of clear, color illustrations float this book high and proud. Phew!

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