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March Newsletter: Gardening Tips & Book Review of Lean Farm

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March Newsletter: Gardening Tips & Book Review of Lean Farm

  Book Review: The Lean Farm    As the title indicates, this book is about how to run a successful farm. It isn’t about gardening. But if you do farm to make money, you really ought to take a look at this book.     Ben Hartman explains how one of his CSA customers turned him on to the principles of lean manufacturing, which Ben and his crew redesigned for a small vegetable farm. Farming diverse vegetable crops is extremely complex. If you want to make a better living on a small organic farm, systems like are described in this book will make your life so...

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Introducing our Garden Hand Tools

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Introducing our Garden Hand Tools

Our customers asked for professional quality hand tools to cultivate, weed, and harvest in even the tightest spots of your garden.

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Planning a Victory Garden

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Planning a Victory Garden

Victory Gardens were popular during World War I and World War II as a way to ensure a healthy food supply on the home front. Today, many people grow a garden for the same reasons.

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New Products Survey

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New Products Survey

Here at Valley Oak Tool Company, we create tools to help gardeners and farmers grow food without fossil fuels. Help us develop new tools with this quick Five Question Survey.

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2016 Holiday Tool Sale

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2016 Holiday Tool Sale

Find the perfect holiday gift for your favorite gardener or farmer. Valley Oak Tool Company has heavy-duty Broadforks, Wheel Hoes, and other garden tool bargains to help bring your 2017 garden or small farm to life.

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