I don’t play favorites when it comes to publishers of fiction, because of all the trends and such. But, when it comes to backyard farming, Storey Publishing is my go-to source. I have read so many of their books!
Storey books always have concise information and excellent pictures, which is important for a visual thinker like me. http://www.storey.com/
Another backyard farmer brought up an excellent point this past week. Too few of our children and grandchildren possess the skills necessary to feed themselves without the use of a grocery store, cafeteria, or fast food restaurant. They get the basics of plants and animal growth out of school textbooks, but that is not enough. Our great-grandparents survived world wars, pandemics, and financial depressions because they did possess these skills. No matter how hard we try to make the world a better place, things can get ugly. Knowing how to garden and raise laying hens would mean a lot.