Farmer Resource Library

New Entry's farmer library has hundreds of resources on sustainable farming, marketing, and operating a successful small business. Our physical library at our office in Beverly, MA contains books, CD's, DVD's periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer. You can also search the directory below for downloadable digital resources, helpful web sites, and online farming videos.

Please visit or call our office at 978-654-6745 if you can't find what you're looking for here. Sometimes we are out in the field, so it's best to let us know if you're planning on stopping by.

Community Food Projects Indicators of Success report FY 2018

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  • Digital Download

The Community Food Projects Indicators of Success FY 2018 report illustrates the collective impact of Community Food Project grantees based on the metrics from Whole Measures for Community Food Systems. It includes metrics from the 6 areas of impact from Whole Measures: Healthy People, Strong Communities, Thriving Local Economies, Sustainable Ecosystems, Vibrant Farms and Gardens and Fairness and Justice. 

Composting Episode 2: Botanic Gardens

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  • Video

This is episode 2 of Composting with Annie Hauck-Lawson. She takes you to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens with Jenny Blackwell, manager of the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn, where we continue with the different types of bins available, homemade and commercial ready-made bins. This video was produced, directed and editied by Jeff Samaha Video Productions.

Composting Episode 3: Black Bin

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  • Video

This is episode three of Composting with Annie Hauck-Lawson, associate professor at Brooklyn College. Here she describes bin maintenance which will take kitchen scraps and turn them into “black gold” or humus. This video was directed and edited by Jeff Samaha Video Productions.
www.jeffsamaha.com

Composting Straw Fort-Epi 4, pt.1

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  • Video

Annie Hauck-Lawson shows us how to build a straw fort which contains a compost wire bin and a cold frame to grow vegetables in the cold of winter. This is part 1. The video was produced, directed and edited by Jeff Samaha Video Productions

Composting Straw Fort-Epi 4, pt.2

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  • Video

Annie Hauck-Lawson shows us how to build a straw fort which contains a compost wire bin and a cold frame to grow vegetables in the cold of winter. This is part 2. The video was produced, directed and edited by Jeff Samaha Video Productions

Composting: An Alternative To Dumping Kitchen Scraps

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This is a video tip for “composting,” a better way to discard cooking scraps. Rather than toss into the garbage and contributing to land fill waste, why not compost? It's easy and efficient and actually smells good if done correctly. This series was shot and edited by Jeff Samaha, NBC stage manager/director and hosted by Annie Hauck-Lawson, Associate Professor at Brooklyn College and published PhD with a book called “Gastropolis.” (Columbia Press)(Amazon.com)

Cornell GAP's Sample Soil Amendment Template

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  • Digital Download

Use this soil amendment application template developed by Cornell's GAP program (https://gaps.cornell.edu/educational-materials/decision-trees/log-sheets...) to help record what, how much and where you apply fertilizers on your farm.  This template will help you with both the Nutrient Management Plan required by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultual Resources (starting in 2016) and to help with your farm's food safety plan.   

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