I received a free e-copy of Waterless Farming for my honest review.
About the Book:
Would you like to grow plants without water? Would you like to save time,money and effort? Would you like to obtain more tasty and nutritive vegetables, farming in an organic way? Well, ” Waterless Farming” is just the right book for you! In this book Francis Freeman explains exactly how to grow plants COMPLETELY avoiding any sort of irrigation. The new techniques described by the author are easy to implement for every kind of farmer and every type of soil, ensuring – at the same time – an outstanding effectiveness. The language adopted is easily comprehensible and devoid of technical terms, preferring a concrete and pragmatic approach, able to make us get excellent results right from the start. But not only that. In fact the techniques illustrated by Freeman also allow – as stated in the subtitle – to save time, money and effort, because they revolutionize soil too, allowing to reduce the usual working. Thus the techniques exposed should be definitely discovered and exploited by the largest number of people,since the benefits deriving from their application are very many!
About the Author:
The author Francis Kwame Freeman is an Agricultural Expansionist from Ghana. He is a Regional Agric. Officer at Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture. He is agriculturist by profession. He holds a master degree in Agricultural Extension and had attended several International courses on livestock and crop courses, gaining much experiences. His main hobbies are listening of country music and doing backyard gardening. He is a trainer in Agric. Business and Communication.
The title of this book is a touch of a misnomer as it does go into methods of farming that use less water such as the method we use here on our little farm, drip irrigation. It also offers suggestions on the heavy use of mulch – which we also use here on our farm. In these times of increasing drought the idea of being able to produce abundance without water is very intriguing. Whether one can truly grow a plant from seed to production of a fruit or vegetable without any water at all is not something I can personally speak to but it would be truly a wonderful thing if one could.
The ecopy I received had some formatting errors but nothing I couldn’t work through. I found the book to be an interesting and thought provoking read. The hubby is going to read it as well. We have been experiencing some drought here and any ways we can save on water will be most welcome. The issue will be what we plant – some vegetables and fruits have different water needs and I think that is where issues with these methods will arise. Not every plant can be treated the same. It is certainly something to be considered as the world’s climate changes and more areas start to experience drier conditions.