The Joy of Hobby Farming, New Dominion, March 31

New Dominion Bookshop

Reading & Book Signing with

Michael and Audrey Blecha Levatino

The Joy of Hobby Farming: Grow Food, Raise Animals, and Enjoy a Sustainable Life

Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 PM

When the farm is a lifestyle, not just a way to earn a living, that’s hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable life in which we protect the land and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow and savor what we can produce ourselves—while still maintaining an alternative career to fund this passion. Michael and Audrey Blecha Levatino share how to:

—Grow your own food.

—Raise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and more.

—Practice being (a little) off the grid.

—Sell the bounty in your local community.

—Balance a professional career with a rural lifestyle.

The Joy of Hobby Farming is a book that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do-it-yourselfer.

Michael and Audrey Blecha Levatino have been hobby farming for almost ten years, producing and selling flowers, vegetables, honey, eggs, and hand-made jewelry and crafts at several local farmer’s markets. Michael Levatino works off the farm at a major publishing house. Their twenty–three–acre farm, “Ted’s Last Stand,” is located outside of Gordonsville.



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