Report on Hand-Powered Farming Tools Published

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture has published a report that relates its experiences with small-scale farming and gardening tools during a decade of bio-extensive management. Small-Scale Gardening Technology at the Kerr Center’s Cannon Horticulture Project is written by retired Horticulture Program Manager George Kuepper and examines the uses, advantages, and drawbacks of a range of different hand-powered tools, including spades, digging forks, broadforks, hoes, soil rakes, cultivators, hay rakes, and wheel hoes. Appendices cover instructions for double-digging, as well as sources for the tools discussed. The report is available in PDF for $3.00 or in print for $7.00.