Organic Gardening

The Natural No-Dig Way

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Author: Charles Dowding

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857840899

Category: Gardening

Page: 239

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In this new full-colour edition of Organic Gardening, Charles Dowding shares the wealth of his experience, explaining his approach to soil and plants and revealing the range of techniques that have enabled him to grow healthy and vibrant crops for decades. Charles has been practising no-dig organic growing for over 30 years. In this new, full-colour edition of Organic Gardening he shares the wealth of his experience, explaining his approach to soil and plants and revealing the range of techniques that have enabled him to grow healthy and vibrant plants for decades. His success is based on some key principles: • No-dig enhances soil structure and encourages healthy growth, especially when soil life is encouraged and multiplied through the addition of good compost and manure. • Organic matter is best spread on the surface – just leave it on top and let the worms take it in, aerating the soil as they do so. • When starting with weedy soil there is a period of three to twelve months, depending on weed types, when the emphasis is on cleaning and improving the soil. • Using a no-dig method you can easily control weeds with just a little hand weeding or hoeing every ten days or so, when weeds are small. Based on this approach and his experience of a system of permanent, slightly raised beds, Charles shows you how to grow a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: what to choose, when to sow, plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

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Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Sustainable Food Systems

The Role of the City

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Author: Robert Biel

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1911307096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Faced with a global threat to food security, it is perfectly possible that society will respond, not by a dystopian disintegration, but rather by reasserting co-operative traditions. This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for the rural sector to convert to more organic sustainable approaches. Biel’s approach connects with current debates about agroecology and food sovereignty, asks key questions, and proposes lines of future research. He suggests that today’s food insecurity – manifested in a regime of wildly fluctuating prices – reflects not just temporary stresses in the existing mode of production, but more profoundly the troubled process of generating a new one. He argues that the solution cannot be implemented at a merely technical or political level: the force of change can only be driven by the kind of social movements which are now daring to challenge the existing unsustainable order.Drawing on both his academic research and teaching, and 15 years’ experience as a practicing urban farmer, Biel brings a unique interdisciplinary approach to this key global issue, creating a dialogue between the physical and social sciences

Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition)

Month by Month

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Author: Pat Welsh

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811879925

Category: Gardening

Page: 468

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In this completely revised and updated classic, beloved garden expert Pat Welsh shares how to garden the organic way. This edition includes 40 color photographs; a simple month-by-month format that shows gardeners exactly what to do throughout the year; terrific advice on gardening with drought-tolerant and fire-resistant plants; and plenty of fresh information on organic soils, fertilizers, and pest control. Useful for newbies and seasoned green thumbs alike, Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening is the indispensable guide for every Southern California gardener.

Wenn der Nagekäfer zweimal klopft

Das geheime Leben der Insekten

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Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446447083

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

The Organic Gardeners Handbook

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Author: Frank Tozer

Publisher: Green Man Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

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The Organic Gardeners Handbook tells you everything you need to know to create a highly productive vegetable garden. Combining European tradition with American creativity, it covers the art and science of organic gardening with a depth that is rarely seen in contemporary books. There are chapters on every aspect of organic vegetable gardening, soil dynamics, soil management, cultivation, composting, crop planning, raising seedlings, watering, harvesting, seed saving, greenhouses, and much more. Whether you are a complete novice and need your hand held through every step, or a veteran gardener with a permanent layer of soil under your fingernails, you will find this book both helpful and informative. A book that will soon be covered in dirty fingerprints, The Organic Gardeners Handbook is a companion to The Vegetable Growers Handbook.

Und sie fliegt doch

Eine kurze Geschichte der Hummel

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Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440674

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Die Hummel ist nicht nur ein pelziges Geschöpf, an dessen Anblick wir uns erfreuen, sie ist auch ein Wunder der Natur, das die Gesetze der Schwerkraft überlistet, und ein Nutztier, das jährlich Abermillionen Tomaten und Johannisbeeren bestäubt. Doch die Hummel ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Ihr Verschwinden hätte gravierende Folgen für unsere Gesellschaft. Dave Goulson, Englands führender Hummelforscher, öffnet uns die Augen für ungeahnte Zusammenhänge zwischen Hummeln und Menschen. Sein Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an die wahre Königin der Lüfte, eine hinreißend humorvolle Schilderung eines großen Abenteuers, der Rettung der Erdbauhummel – und ein furioses Plädoyer für die Bewahrung der Natur.

The Garden

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Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Unsere kleine Farm - Laura im großen Wald

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Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag

ISBN: 3764191414

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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In einem Blockhaus tief in den dichten Wäldern von Wisconsin lebt Laura mit ihrer Familie. Pa geht auf die Jagd und bestellt die Felder, Laura und ihr Schwester Mary helfen Ma beim Kochen und im Haus oder passen auf das Baby Carrie auf. Und abends sitzt die Familie dann um das Kaminfeuer und Pa spielt ein Lied auf seiner Fiedel. Über Langeweile können sie nicht klagen, denn es ist immer etwas los: ein Tanzfest bei Großvater, Plätzchenbacken für Weihnachten, ein Bär, der ums Haus schleicht, ein Ausflug in die Stadt und schließlich die reiche Ernte.Der erste Band der "Unsere kleine Farm"-Reihe - Der Klassiker für Klein und Groß!

Gärtnern für Dummies

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Author: Sue Fisher,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527686967

Category: Gardening

Page: 374

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Haben Sie ein St?ck Erde, das Sie in einen Garten verwandeln m?chten, aber au?er der Freude an erdverschmierten H?nden, sattem Gr?n und Farbenpracht noch recht wenig Ahnung von Gartenarbeit? Dann ist ?G?rtnern f?r Dummies? das richtige Buch f?r Sie! Hier erhalten Sie konkrete Hilfestellung bei der Planung Ihres Gartens und der Wahl der f?r Sie und Ihr St?ck Land passenden Pflanzen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie aus B?umen, B?schen und Blumen ein harmonisches Ganzes schaffen und mit einj?hrigen und mehrj?hrigen Pflanzen Ihren Garten zum Bl?hen bringen. Au?erdem enth?lt das Buch viele n?tzliche Tipps zum richtigen Gartenger?t, zur Hege und Pflege der Pflanzen, zur Sch?dlingsbek?mpfung und zum Kompostieren.

Garten und Terrasse

das große Ideenbuch

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Author: Gisela Keil,Jürgen Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938100417

Category:

Page: 256

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Natürlich Jamie

meine Frühlings-, Sommer-, Herbst- und Winter-Rezepte

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Author: Jamie Oliver,David Loftus,Helmut Ertl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831011025

Category:

Page: 407

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Der bekannte Koch aus England hat seine Liebe zum Garten entdeckt. In seinem neuen Kochbuch präsentiert er über 100 Gerichte mit Lebensmitteln, die zur jeweiligen Jahreszeit passen. Dazu gibt er Informationen und Tipps rund ums Gärtnern.

Sacred Land

Intuitive Gardening for Personal, Political & Environmental Change

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Author: Clea Danaan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738711462

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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Learn how to plan and plant your garden, create compost, save seeds, conserve water, connect with garden goddesses and incorporate planetary energy in your garden.