Small farm homes: Problems of part-time suburban farmers with full-time city jobs
AuthorRichard W. Palmere
Author AffiliationsRichard W. Palmer is Assistant Farm Advisor, Los Angeles County.
Hilgardia 3(1):3-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v003n01p3. January 1949.
Small farms—of an acre or less—are homes and a part-time occupation for a rapidly increasing number of California residents. It is estimated that in Los Angeles County only, there are some 10,000 families living on such farms.
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