There Is a Garden in the Mind

A Memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California

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Author: Paul A. Lee

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945776

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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There Is a Garden in the Mind presents an engaging look at the work and life of pioneering organic gardener Alan Chadwick and his profound influence on the organic farming movement. In this wide-ranging and philosophical memoir, author Paul Lee recounts his first serendipitous meeting with Chadwick in Santa Cruz, California, in 1967, and their subsequent founding of the Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz, the first organic and biointensive garden at a U.S. university. Today, there are few who would dispute the ecological and health benefits of organically produced food, and the student garden project founded by Chadwick and Lee has evolved into a world-renowned research center that helps third-world farmers obtain high yields using organic gardening. But when Chadwick and Lee first broke ground in the 1960s, the term "organic" belonged to the university's chemists, and the Chadwick Garden spurred a heated battle against the whole system of industrial existence. Lee's memoir contextualizes this struggle by examining the centuries-old history of the conflict between industrial science and organic nature, the roots of the modern environmental movement and the slow food movement, and the origin of the term "organic." His account of Chadwick's work fills in a gap in the history of the sustainable agriculture movement and proposes that Chadwick's groundwork continues to bear fruit in today's burgeoning urban garden, locavore, and self-sufficiency movements. Table of contents: Chapter one The English Gardener Arrives Chapter two The English Gardener Goes to Work Chapter three The Garden Plot Chapter four Goethe the Vitalist contra Newton the Physicalist Chapter five Urea! I Found It! Chapter six USA and Earth Day Chapter seven The Method Chapter eight Chadwick Departs Chapter nine A Moral Equivalent of War Chapter ten The Death of Chadwick Chapter eleven California Cuisine and the Homeless Garden Project Chapter twelve A Biodynamic Garden on Long Island Chapter thirteen Chadwick's Legacy From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Still Point

A Novel

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Author: Amy Sackville

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582438668

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood. A hundred years later, on a sweltering mid-summer’s day, Edward’s great-grand-niece Julia moves through the old family house, attempting to impose some order on the clutter of inherited belongings and memories from that ill-fated expedition, and taking care to ignore the deepening cracks within her own marriage. But as afternoon turns into evening, Julia makes a discovery that splinters her long-held image of Edward and Emily’s romance. The Still Point slaloms through past, present, and future, with dreams revealing a universal simultaneity to the choices we must all make in the faces of love and passion. Long-listed for the Orange Prize, The Still Point is a powerful literary debut, masterfully told in the language of the heart.

Material Universe

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Author: Ryan Roe

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598586076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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The exponential growth of technology guarantees that within the next 100 years an advanced form of artificial intelligence will become a reality.It appears Mankind is compelled to create a replacement because he has yet to figure out how to fill the void that exists in his own mind. This endeavor to perfect the self is an act of desperation as we subconsciously search for ways to connect to God, but alas, artificial intelligence is not the answer.If the creation of A.I. is successful it'll be too late to reverse once we've realized what we've done. We must save God on Earth by preventing Mankind from destroying Him. Only one plausible scenario can save us from ourselves: expand the human consciousness.

Like a Garden

A Biblical Spirituality of Growth

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Author: Sara Covin Juengst

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256340

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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In this book, Sara Covin Juengst explores the use of garden as metaphor in the Bible. Various garden metaphors convey images of God's providential care, our responsibility to steward the earth, the discipline of the Christian life, what it means to bear fruit, and the harvest waiting for us in the "new heaven and earth". She also discusses ancient gardening routines to shed light on the significance of the symbolism in biblical passages.

A Course in Miracles

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0981597165

Category: Self-Help

Page: 664

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This volume contains the original "Course in Miracles" text, as well as the "Course for Miracles for Teachers" and "The 360 Lessons."

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening

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Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn: How he sets up a permaculture system The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm and much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.

A Garden In The Rain

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Author: Lynn Kurland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621628

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland tells the story of Patrick MacLeod—the first MacLeod to discover the secrets of his ancestral land… Patrick MacLeod is haunted by his past, by events he had no control over and wishes desperately he could change. He hasn’t the heart for love, nor the time for rescuing maidens in distress of their own making. Until he sees a woman who touches his heart and stirs his soul…and makes him believe love might be possible again after all. For Madelyn Phillips, Scotland is the land of dreams, filled with magic, romance, and handsome Highland lords. Unfortunately, the reality of her dream vacation is no car, no luggage, and a pesky ex-fiancé determined to shadow her every move. She thinks her dreaming is in vain. Until she sees a man standing on a windswept moor, a Highlander full of secrets and longing, and knows she has seen her destiny. But the past isn’t through with either of them, and it will take all the love both of them possess to make their dreams come true…

The Wave in the Mind

Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination

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Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590300068

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.

Who, in Fact, You Really Are

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Author: Cosmic Awareness

Publisher: Cosmic Awareness

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 780

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Ever wonder about the meaning of life? Why we're here? What the Universe is all about? The force that expressed itself through Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Edgar Cayce and other great avatars who served as channels for what is commonly referred to as God communicates again today as the world begins to enter a period of Spiritual Ascension with a new consciousness and awareness. This force, which refers to itself as Cosmic Awareness, has dictated this book as a set of 144 carefully structured lessons that took over 10 years to create. They are designed to lead you, step by step, from where you are to where you want to be. This amazing information begins with Cosmic Awareness explaining what It is, how the Universe was created, and leads you through birth, childhood, adulthood, magic, sex, death and far beyond into other dimensions - explaining all of the mysterious "Secrets of the Universe" that everyone is looking for the absolute answer of "Who, In Fact, You Really Are."

The Alphabet of Your Life

The abc – xyz of your life

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Author: Dr Anthony K Mwami

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456814502

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

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The Alphabet of your life is a book filled with wisdom packaged for winning despite all limitations that stand before for you. The very help and strategy you desire to put in motion for your life and career is systematically outlined in this book. This book contains principles and laws to help you actualize your dreams despite your educational background, race, environment, and family limitations This book has winning steps towards favour, accomplishments and greatness. The principles written in this book are laws that govern health, wealth and happiness. This book has everything you need to know, from positive Attitude to unquenchable Zeal. Success is not a game of chance but of principles which must be worked out. Winners and Champions have a certain mindset which is different from that of failures. In this book you will learn how to acquire the achievers mentality and program yourself for success and prosperity. This book is a must read for leaders, dreamers, entrepreneurs, statesmen, parents, students, ministers and those that aspire for greatness. Your dream can come to pass if you will only take time to understand and apply the principles written in this book

A general history of the county of Norfolk

intended to convey all the information of a Norfolk tour, with the more extended details of antiquarian, statistical, pictorial, architectural, and miscellaneous information; including biographical notices, original and selected

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Author: John Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Walking in the Garden of Souls

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Author: George Anderson,Andrew Barone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101204214

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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For 27 years, George Anderson, widely considered the world's greatest living medium, has listened to those on the other side, gaining a unique awareness of what those souls want his millions of believers to know, to understand, and to accept. Now Anderson shares this wisdom-and offers an incomparable perspective on the questions faced in day-to-day life.

Trade Mindfully

Achieve Your Optimum Trading Performance with Mindfulness and Cutting-Edge Psychology

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Author: Gary Dayton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Overcome psychological obstacles to increase trading success Successful traders need to be well-versed and skilled in a wide range of business and economic areas. But now, in addition to effective trading strategies and sound money management techniques, traders need to possess the know-how to handle the mental and emotional challenges of working in a highly volatile environment. Trade Mindfully is a unique resource that applies cutting-edge psychological techniques to trading skills, allowing readers to improve their mental outlooks and maximize the potential of their trading strategies. This book draws upon recent psychological research in behaviorism to teach new approaches that call for better focus, more confidence, and more positive perspectives and outcomes. One of the key concepts covered in the book is mindfulness, a state of mind traditionally touted in the East for its ability to reduce stress and increase perspective, useful qualities for traders looking to rise above emotional obstacles and the poor results they cause. The author also discusses the importance of High Value Trading Actions (HVAs), specific actions that are under a trader's control. With this guide, trading professionals will be able to form solid strategies based on a combination of these notions and practices, leading to higher levels of trading performance. Applies sound psychological practice and evidence-based research to the trading profession Covers the psychological perspectives and mental skills needed to succeed in today's trading world Focuses on key concepts that lead to deliberate practice, specific trading activities, and increased awareness and focus Designed to help traders deal with the emotional challenges that come with uncertainty and risk Trade Mindfully touches on the most essential concepts for anyone intrigued by what trading psychology has to offer, and delivers the best strategies for achieving the right mental skills for peak performance.

My Name Is Aaron Rutherford

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Author: Errol Shaw

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462806089

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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A childs life can be transformed by the people he or she holds the most dearest to their heart. However, when a child is not given the opportunity to experience the world as any normal adult, the results and the damages it brings can be devastating. Having no proper guidance and love, Aaron, was a child who explored his world, discovered his family, and lived through physical and sexual abuse in a small village. He grew older never to understand the meaning of love, his rights to free will, and his rights to get an education. He was denied everything that was possible under the sun. The world was unkind to Aaron as he searched diligently and effortlessly within himself to find the answers that would right his many wrongs and put an end to his tireless struggles. It seemed everywhere that Aaron turned there was a road block that prevented him from moving forward in his life. Throughout his childhood, Aaron could not understand what he has done to deserve and live through his painful experiences suffering fear, ridicule from strangers and neglect from his own family. Aaron would eventually get older to remember and reflect on all the experiences that occurred in his past. Though these experiences have shaped him into the person he is today, he has dealt with it accordingly by suppressing all the pain and burying it deep within his soul. Still impacted by the roadblocks and malice he encountered through his stay in the village, Aaron has used his experiences as motivation to improve his condition in life. He has become a survivor of death, slavery and abuse but in the end he will never stop to exceed peoples expectations of a child who at one point didnt have a way of being successful in this world. The evil in many peoples hearts has caused tremendous damage to this young childs self esteem but his fight, passion and focus to become someone has embedded a desire in himself to overcome all odds and have a name in this world that will never be forgotten. Lloyd N. Moffatt

The Disordered Mind

An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness

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Author: George Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135088845

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes new discussions of grief and psychopathy, the problems of the psychophysical basis of disorder, the nature of selfhood, and clarification of the relation between rationality and mental disorder. Each chapter explores a central question or problem about mental disorder, including: what is mental disorder and can it be distinguished from neurological disorder? what roles should reference to psychological, cultural, and social factors play in the medical/scientific understanding of mental disorder? what makes mental disorders undesirable? Are they diseases? mental disorder and the mind–body problem is mental disorder a breakdown of rationality? What is a rational mind? addiction, responsibility and compulsion ethical dilemmas posed by mental disorder, including questions of dignity and self-respect. Each topic is clearly explained and placed in a clinical and philosophical context. Mental disorders discussed include clinical depression, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, religious delusions, and paranoia. Several non-mental neurological disorders that possess psychological symptoms are also examined, including Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome. Containing chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, The Disordered Mind, second edition is a superb introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder for students of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions.

The Botanic Garden

A Poem, in Two Parts ... The Economy of Vegetation, and The Loves of the Plants. With Philosophical Notes

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Author: Erasmus Darwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 203

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