[Updated February 2020] Pam, our Garden Manager for 20 years still works in our 3.5 acre organic garden but has retired as manager. That gave her more time to work on a second book, The Year-Round Hoophouse, which was published in October 2018.
The focus of her first book is educating people about how to grow food for a large number of people, using biological methods, and only a few acres of land, which is exactly what Pam as part of our intrepid Garden Crew continues to do each year for the approximately 100 people who live here. The book draws on the work Pam has done writing articles for Growing for Market, a national magazine about market gardening.
To date [February 2020] over 12.600 print copies have been sold (and over 1400 in digital format.)
Paperback – 456 pages - $34.95
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date 2/1/2013
Pam continues signing and selling it in person at sustainable agriculture and related events.
Order one or more copies of the book here using PayPal or below this form you'll find information on ordering by mail.
Ordering by mail (US delivery only, checks in US dollars, made payable to Twin Oaks Community):
Prices include shipping / handling:
$ 40.45 one copy
$ 76.40 two copies
$112.35 three copies
Sustainable Market Farming
Twin Oaks Community
138 Twin Oaks Road
Louisa, Virginia 23093.
Sustainable Market Farming is also available in print from various booksellers and from the publisher, or as an e-book for $22.70 from the publisher.
About the Author
Pam Dawling is a contributing editor with Growing For Market magazine. An avid vegetable grower for 38 years, she has been farming as a member of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over 20 years, where she helps grow food for around 100 people on three and a half acres and provides training for Twin Oaks members in sustainable vegetable production. Pam's farming experience includes caring for cows, sheep, goats, pigs, bees, chickens, ducks and geese; growing small acreages of wheat, barley, oats, field beans and hay, using old farm implements, and growing and cooking more than sixty different kinds of vegetables and fruits.