Practical Permaculture

for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

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Author: Jessi Bloom,Dave Boehnlein

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697423

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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“Practical Permaculture is powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.” —Joel Salatin, farmer and author Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, offer authoritative, in-depth, hands-on advice that shares a holistic approach to sustainable living. Permaculture is a growing trend, but still a daunting concept to many. New to permaculture principles and techniques? The guesswork will be eliminated by paging through this invaluable resource. Already an expert? This guide will surely make an important addition to your sustainable agriculture reference shelf.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

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Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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Creating Sanctuary

Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being

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Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697547

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

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“In this beautiful, inspiring, and hands-on, practical book we are invited to look deeply at the landscape around us and create sacred respites from our busy worlds.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author We all need a personal sanctuary where we can be in harmony with the natural world and can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. And this sanctuary doesn’t have to be a far-away destination—it can be in your own backyard. In Creating Sanctuary, Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help find a deeper connection to the outdoor space you already have—no matter the size. Equal parts inspirational and practical, this engaging guide includes tips on designing a healing space, plant profiles for 50 sacred plants, recipes that harness the medicinal properties of plants, and simple instructions for daily rituals and practices for self-care. Hands-on, inspiring, and beautiful, Creating Sanctuary is a must-have for finding new ways to revitalize our lives.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

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Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222

Category:

Page: 256

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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

The Permaculture City

Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

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Author: Toby Hemenway

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585273

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

Die Suche nach dem verlorenen Paradies

natürliche Landwirtschaft als Ausweg aus der Krise

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Author: Masanobu Fukuoka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783923176632

Category: Biologische Landwirtschaft

Page: 186

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Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains (3rd Edition)

A Permaculture Approach to Home Gardening Above 6,500 Feet in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Southern Utah

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Author: Lisa Rayner

Publisher: Lifeweaver

ISBN: 9780971956506

Category: Gardening

Page: 127

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This edition is out of print. However, a new and greatly expanded 4th edition is available. Whether you are a weekend gardener who has never heard of permaculture, or an avid gardener already familiar with the permaculture approach, this book will help you grow food under the most challenging of circumstances. Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains will teach you how to deal with dry weather, high winds, intense sunlight, cold nights, summer heat, insect pests, weeds and other challenges of the high-elevation Southwest.

Drop City

Roman

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Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239685

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Boyles grandiose Geschichte einer Hippie-Kommune, die von Kalifornien nach Alaska zieht, mit allen berechenbaren und unberechenbaren Folgen. "Drop City" ist der Roman einer naiven und idealistischen Generation, die das Lebensgefühl von vielen von Grund auf verändert und bis auf den heutigen Tag geprägt hat. Satirisch, realistisch, skurril.

Biodynamisch gärtnern

Pflanzen, säen, ernten im Einklang mit den Natur- und Mondzyklen

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Author: Monty Waldin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831029907

Category:

Page: 256

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Food Not Lawns

How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community

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Author: Heather Jo Flores

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580832

Category: Gardening

Page: 344

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Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution—it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt. Food Not Lawns combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject. Activist and urban gardener Heather Flores shares her nine-step permaculture design to help farmsteaders and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, promote biodiversity, and increase natural habitat in their own "paradise gardens." But Food Not Lawns doesn't begin and end in the seed bed. This joyful permaculture lifestyle manual inspires readers to apply the principles of the paradise garden—simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community—to all aspects of life. Plant "guerilla gardens" in barren intersections and medians; organize community meals; start a street theater troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; work with children to create garden play spaces. Flores cares passionately about the damaged state of our environment and the ills of our throwaway society. In Food Not Lawns, she shows us how to reclaim the earth one garden at a time.

Desert or Paradise

Restoring Endangered Landscapes Using Water Management, Including Lake and Pond Construction

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Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358465X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 5,000 feet above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, and waterways, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures. Fans of Sepp Holzer have come from all over the world to see the productivity of his farm, a veritable permaculture paradise. His first book, Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, offers a detailed guide to what Holzer has achieved on his farm. Many readers might have wondered-but how can we achieve this on a global scale? Luckily, his newest book, Desert or Paradise, examines Holzer's core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, and reconnecting mankind with nature, applied to reforestation and water conservation across the world. Through years of consultation with other countries, Holzer has developed a core philosophy for reconnecting mankind with nature even in arid or otherwise "lost-cause" regions. He details a process he calls "Grundierung," a term from painting meaning "base coat," which goes into great detail the importance of water, and Desert or Paradise offers his concept and guide to construction of large water reservoirs in arid, rainfall-dependent regions with examples from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal. Holzer describes the ecological and economic benefits of these changes, as well as the use of a variety of plant and animal species for further integration and regeneration of the surrounding areas, including reasons for reforestation and the cause and use of forest fires. Holzer also outlines his ten points of sustainable self-reliance and how these methods can help feed the world, such as the need to regulate the water budget, eliminate factory livestock farming, bring more fallow or unused areas into production, enlarge crop areas by using terracing and Holzer-style raised beds, regionalize instead of globalize, fight for land reform and engage in community building, go back to the ancient farming wisdom, and change the educational system. Also included are Holzer's ideas on beekeeping, humane slaughtering, nature spirits, the loss of roots in our society in general, and in politics especially.

Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde

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Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119804

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

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Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.

Bio-Gemüse erfolgreich direktvermarkten

Der Praxisleitfaden für die Vielfalts-Gärtnerei auf kleiner Fläche. Alles über Planung, Anbau, Verkauf

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Author: Jean-Martin Fortier

Publisher: Löwenzahn Verlag

ISBN: 3706628511

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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GUT LEBEN VOM EIGENEN GEMÜSEANBAU! Jean-Martin Fortier hat mit "Bio-Gemüse erfolgreich direktvermarkten" ein Standardwerk der biologischen Landwirtschaft geschaffen. In seinem praxisnahen Handbuch, zeigt er Schritt für Schritt, wie man sich als Bio-Gärtner selbstständig machen kann. Dafür braucht es weder Traktoren und Co. noch viel Eigenkapital. Denn Jean-Martin Fortier hat Methoden entwickelt, mit denen sich eine kleine Fläche Land bestmöglich und mit geringen Ressourcen nutzen lässt. GEMÜSE-VIELFALT AUF KLEINER FLÄCHE: GEWINNBRINGEND UND ZUKUNFTSFÄHIG Auf weniger als einem Hektar baut er gemeinsam mit seiner Frau über 25 verschiedene Bio-Gemüsearten für 200 Familien an. Die Freude an seiner Arbeit gibt ihm ebenso recht wie sein Erfolg: Durch eine blühende solidarische Landwirtschaft, regionale Marktstände und die Versorgung von Kunden in der näheren Umgebung ist sein kleiner Bio-Betrieb nicht nur produktiv, sondern auch gewinnbringend. - selbstständig arbeiten und gut leben als Bio-GemüsegärtnerIn - Tipps und Tricks für Gemüsegärtner, die ihre Kulturtechniken verbessern möchten - rentabel wirtschaften mithilfe erprobter Methoden - keine Traktoren oder großen landwirtschaftlichen Geräte notwendig - endlich auf Deutsch: der internationale Bestseller zum Thema mit über 60.000 verkauften Exemplaren - zahlreiche Übersichten und Tabellen für eine einfache Planung: plus Anbaukalender und Finanzplan - alles Wissenswerte über biologische Düngung, Aussaat, Schädlings- und Krankheitsbekämpfung, Ernte, Lagerung und Marketing - die Antwort auf Industrialisierung und landwirtschaftliche Monopole "Unglaublich vielfältig und kleinstrukturiert, beeindruckend produktiv, gleichzeitig ressourcenschonend, ökologisch und nachhaltig: das ist meiner Überzeugung nach der Gemüsebetrieb der Zukunft. Jean-Martin Fortier zeigt, wie das ganz praktisch möglich ist." Wolfgang Palme, Bio-Gemüse-Experte

Permaculture

A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future

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Author: B. C. Mollison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Permaculture

Page: 579

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"Permaculture" (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of economical, agriculturally productive ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. While focusing on agriculture, it also establishes the importance of integration between landscape and people. Permaculture is a step-by-step working manual providing a dozen design methods replete with map overlays, flow diagrams, and component, zone, and sector analyses.