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The Challenge of Landscape

An illustration-filled practical farming textbook focused on water conservation, small-scale dam construction and gravity-fed irrigation projects. Especially useful for practicing sustainable rainfall-dependent farming.
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The Keyline Plan

Recommends a unique method of plowing that helps the land soak up all rainfall, opens it to root penetration and greatly accelerates the release of plant nutrients.
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Dry Farming

American prairie farmers ignored Widtsoe's warnings, making the 1930s dust bowls inevitable. Provides insights that help grow vegetables with less or no irrigation.
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Design and Construction of Small Earth Dams

K.D. Nelson spent 30 years working with water resources and consulting worldwide. His book provides a sound practical approach to investigating, designing and constructing small earth dams that do not fail. The book contains many detailed drawings and a few photos.
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