Weedless Gardening

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Author: Lee Reich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761172025

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature, on the other hand, gardens from the top down-layering undisturbed soil with leaves and other organic materials. In following this example and synthesizing the work of other perceptive gardeners, Lee Reich presents a compelling new system called weedless gardening. The Weedless Garden is good for plants and it's good for people. It protects the soil, contributes to plant health, reduces water needs, cuts down on a gardener's labor, encourages earthworms and, of course, mitigates weed problems by keeping the seeds dormant. Four basic tenets form the system's backbone-minimize soil disruption; protect soil surface; avoid soil compaction; use drip irrigation-and the way to get there is simple. For a new bed or established garden, layering is key, and the perfect material to use is also among the most common-newspaper. Add organic mulch and compost on top, and plants are growing in rich, self-generating humus. From vegetable gardening to flower gardens to planting trees, shrubs, and vines, The Weedless Garden works everywhere-allowing the gardener to work quite a bit less.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

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Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

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Square Foot Gardening

A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

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Author: Mel Bartholomew

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579548568

Category: Gardening

Page: 346

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A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Educating Stone

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Author: William David

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479771252

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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Imagine an electronic implant the size of a watermelon seed that delivers a college education in a 45 minute surgical procedure! Neurosurgeon Arthur Anderson does just that. He locates a volunteer for this revolutionary device and does the procedure over the severe objections of the medical society and the higher education system! On top of those problems an ethics-free business man wants to take control of Doctor Andersons device. In Educating Stone, it is all there and more as this drama plays out in the lives of Arthur Anderson, Carl Stone, Clark Dowell, Betti and others. The companion novel poetry book Bettis Blog Beyond Stone has many more blog comments and other thought provoking poetic selections for reading pleasure. It may be read apart from Educating Stone. The author is a romantic, a writer and a novice painter living in Phoenix, Arizona. William Davids first set of Books are the novel Gunplay: Beauty Redeemed, and the companion novel poetry book Bettis Blog: Beyond Beauty Redeemed.

The Shotoku Teahouse

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Author: Keiko Mumford,Richard Mumford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532156X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 447

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A true story of two young people of different races and cultures who meet in Japan, fall in love and, despite the hatred of four years of brutal warfare between their nations, marry. The opposition of Keikos samurai family, Dicks Methodist parents, and the Navy bureaucracy is nearly overwhelming.

A Nation of Farmers

Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

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Author: Sharon Astyk,Aaron Newton

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924265

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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“Astyk and Newton have written an important book with an unusual message: We need millions of new farmers…as soon as possible. You could not find two more reasonable, intelligent, sincere, and passionate people to talk to about food. And the book has very much the feeling of a conversation – with someone smart who cares about you. It is also intellectually complex, creative and nuanced. The authors are big thinkers and have taken a good lick at the central human issues of our time." Peter Bane “This definitive guide can provide inspiration to gardeners and those concerned about the environment. It offers practical solutions to all the food-related problems brought on by industrialized agriculture and the globalization of food. Very carefully researched and well written, this documents what is wrong and what we can do about it.” Connie Krochmal - Bellaonline "This outstanding and well-written compendium of insights and recommendations, of fervent idealism and practical solutions, is highly recommended."—Library Journal Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming unviable. Cars and cows increasingly devour grain harvests, sending prices skyrocketing. More Americans than ever before require food stamps and food pantries just to get by, and a worldwide food crisis is unfolding, overseas and in our kitchens. We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shift in our approach to field and table. A Nation of Farmers examines the limits and dangers of the globalized food system and shows how returning to the basics is our best hope. The book includes in-depth guidelines for: Creating resilient local food systems Growing, cooking, and eating sustainably and naturally Becoming part of the solution to the food crisis The book argues that we need to make self-provisioning, once the most ordinary of human activities, central to our lives. The results will be better food, better health, better security, and freedom from corporations that don’t have our interests at heart. This is critical reading for anyone who eats and cares about high-quality food. Sharon Astyk farms in New York, and is the author of Depletion and Abundance. Aaron Newton is a sustainable systems land planner in North Carolina, and is the founding editor of Groovy Green.

Fine Gardening

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landscape gardening

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