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Community Orchards Handbook

Author : Angela King
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The Home Orchard Handbook

Author : Cem Akin
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The Home Orchard Handbook represents a complete beginner-tointermediate-level curriculum for growers and hobbyists of all experience levels. The gorgeous, informative, full-color photographs guide the reader through the process of fruit planting, from site preparation all the way through harvest. The customer is a grower, gardener, or backyard enthusiast who wants to expand his/her repertoire in a meaningful, productive way, or who understands the environmental importance of growing fruit trees. More specifically, s/he may also be an established beekeeper who is looking to diversify her honey crop.

The Community Food Forest Handbook

Author : Catherine Bukowski
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Collaboration and leadership strategies for long-term success Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agroecology, community food forests are capturing the imaginations of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the United States. Along with community gardens and farmers markets, community food forests are an avenue toward creating access to nutritious food and promoting environmental sustainability where we live. Interest in installing them in public spaces is on the rise. People are the most vital component of community food forests, but while we know more than ever about how to design food forests, the ways in which to best organize and lead groups of people involved with these projects has received relatively little attention. In The Community Food Forest Handbook, Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell dive into the civic aspects of community food forests, drawing on observations, group meetings, and interviews at over 20 projects across the country and their own experience creating and managing a food forest. They combine the stories and strategies gathered during their research with concepts of community development and project management to outline steps for creating lasting public food forests that positively impact communities. Rather than rehash food forest design, which classic books such as Forest Gardening and Edible Forest Gardens address in great detail, The Community Food Forest Handbook uses systems thinking and draws on social change theory to focus on how to work with diverse groups of people when conceiving of, designing, and implementing a community food forest. To find practical ground, the authors use management phases to highlight the ebb and flow of community capitals from a project's inception to its completion. They also explore examples of positive feedbacks that are often unexpected but offer avenues for enhancing the success of a community food forest. The Community Food Forest Handbook provides readers with helpful ideas for building and sustaining momentum, working with diverse public and private stakeholders, integrating assorted civic interests and visions within one project, creating safe and attractive sites, navigating community policies, positively affecting public perception, and managing site evolution and adaptation. Its concepts and examples showcase the complexities of community food forests, highlighting the human resilience of those who learn and experience what is possible when they collaborate on a shared vision for their community.


Author : Claire Masset
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Some of Britain's surviving orchards are almost six hundred years old, and whether laden with summer fruit or stripped bare by the winter are places of great beauty. Throughout history, they have played an important role in life both rural and urban, providing not just food and drink but also a haven for wildlife and a setting for age-old customs and social gatherings. But when did orchards first appear? What is wassailing and who did it? Why has England lost almost two-thirds of its orchards since 1950 – and what is being done about it today? This beautifully illustrated book reveals the engaging story and rich diversity of Britain's apple, pear and cherry orchards.

Modern Studies in Property Law

Author : Nicholas Hopkins
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This book contains a collection of peer reviewed papers presented at the ninth biennial Modern Studies in Property Law conference held at the University of Southampton in March 2012. It is the 7th volume to be published under the name of the conference. The conference and its published proceedings have become an established forum for property lawyers from around the world to showcase current research in the discipline. This collection reflects both the breadth of modern research in property law and its international dimensions. Incorporating a keynote address by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, retired Justice of the Supreme Court, on 'The Saga of Strasbourg and Social Housing,' a number of chapters reveal the bourgeoning influence of human rights in property law. Other contributions illustrate an enduring need to question and explore fundamental concepts of the subject alongside new and emerging areas of study. Collectively the chapters demonstrate the importance and relevance of property research in addressing a wide range of contemporary issues.

Handbook of Insects Injurious to Orchards and Bush Fruits

Author : Eleanor Anne Ormerod
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Growing Urban Orchards

Author : Susan Poizner
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Fruit trees are delicate and need specialized care, especially when they’re planted in an urban environment, which comes with its own unique challenges. Whether you want to plant a single fruit tree or an entire orchard, this book will show you how to save time and money and be successful right from the start. A professional orchardist, Susan Poizner guides novices and experts alike through every step of the process. She describes which key elements are necessary in site preparation and offers a basic overview of the anatomy of fruit trees. Susan also explains how to select trees and covers critical concerns, such as cross-pollinating versus self-pollinating trees, bare-root versus potted trees, and whether the fruit will be for eating, cooking, or canning. Thorough instructions are provided for planting and staking, as well as pointers on how to care for both young and mature trees. From assessing soil to selecting the right fertilizer, from pruning trees to choosing the proper tools, and from boosting biodiversity to preventing pests and diseases, no leaf is left unturned. This vast wealth of knowledge is accompanied by illustrations and color photos, along with inspiring stories of orchards and tree farms.

The Community Land Trust Handbook

Author : Institute for Community Economics (Springfield, Mass.)
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Handbook of the Oneida Community Christian Perfectionist with a sketch of its founder J H Noyes and an outline of its constitution and doctrines no 1 2

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Country Life

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The Community Gardening Handbook

Author : Ben Raskin
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Community gardens are "cropping” up all over, allowing neighbors to work together, grow together, and reap the delicious rewards of their labor together. As more and more people become interested in getting back to nature and growing their own food, the community-gardening movement is exploding in popularity, giving city and suburban dwellers an opportunity to try out their green thumbs. This colorfully illustrated guide to community gardening offers comprehensive planning and planting advice to those looking to start a community garden as well as to those interested in joining an existing garden. Inside The Community Garden Handbook: *Profiles of different types of community gardens around the world, such as community-supported agriculture, shared plots and individual plots, orchards, rooftop gardens, movable gardens, and more *Getting the whole family involved in the community’s gardening efforts *Starting a community garden from scratch, including gathering a team, navigating the legalities, and securing funds *Organizing fun community events, such as seed swaps and workshops, to raise awareness of and draw participants to community gardens *Selecting a site, Planning the garden’s layout, irrigation system, and division of plots *A season-by-season schedule of tasks to maximize growing and harvesting and maintain the garden in the off-season *A plant directory featuring detailed descriptions of close to 50 flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more that will thrive in a community-garden setting

Farm Equipment Retailer s Handbook

Author : Arch S. Merrifield
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Washington Urban and Community Forestry Handbook

Author : Richard D. Reisinger
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Extension Methods Handbook 1925 1926

Author : New York State College of Agriculture. Extension Service
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Community Planning Handbook

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Community Handbook

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The Common Ground Book of Orchards

Author : Common Ground (Organization)
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Handbook of Middle American Indians Ethnology E Z Vogt vol editor

Author : Robert Wauchope
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Doane Rural Appraisal Handbook

Author : Doane Agricultural Service
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Handbook of South Carolina

Author : South Carolina. Department of Agriculture
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