An Introduction to Twenty-First Century Hoe Farming
– an antidote to globalisation
Gareth Lewis, featuring Tim the Gardener


Published December 2016.
100 pages. A4.
Over 100 illustrations and diagrams, including 35 full-page descriptive cartoons.
10€ + 5€ postage and packing


pdf of first 10 pages

An introduction to Twenty-First Century details the process of reclaiming a piece of agricultural land and bringing it back to fertility after at it has been subjected to industrial farming practices. The book explains how to restore banks, plant trees, and initiate the process of creating a new layer of top soil. There are sections on the vegetable garden, growing cereals, the growing and preparation of linen, and tree management. It provides an upbeat assessment of what people can achieve when they return to the countryside and start farming by hand.

Topics include:

  • What is Hoe Farming ?
  • Advantages of Hoe Farming
  • The Hoe-Farming Community
  • How Much Land Do You Need ?
  • Trees
  • Water Management
  • Terracing
  • Cereals
  • Vegetables
  • Cider and Honey
  • Building
  • Linen and Hemp
  • Crop Rotation
  • Mulch and Compost
  • How difficult is Hoe Farming ?
  • Children on the Farm
  • Land Ownership
  • Clearing a Field
  • Reclaiming the Land
  • A Year on the Farm
  • Hoe-Farming Equipment
  • Recipes

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