Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basicsâ€”and getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environmentâ€”but the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go? This book covers the basics and then some. Whether youâ€™re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether youâ€™re growing crops or raising animals, youâ€™ll find everything you need to know in these pagesâ€”from getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming, including state standards and more information.