Organic Gardening

The Natural No-Dig Way

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.
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When Technology Fails

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

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.
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The Organic Gardeners Handbook

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.
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Organic Gardening

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756687624

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Organic Gardening, a classic guide to growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables the natural, chemical-free way has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest thinking and techniques. Written by one of the UK's best-loved gardening personalities and a keen advocate of the organic approach, this book will be appreciated by the novice and the experienced gardener alike. Whether you want to grow better-tasting fruit and vegetables untainted by chemicals, find natural methods of pest and weed control, or create a garden that is safer for your children, pets and wildlife, Organic Gardening is your practical, easy-to-follow guide to gardening with, rather than against, nature. With practical advice and instructions, supported by clear, step-by-step photographs and artworks, the author explains how to grow delicious, healthy produce as well as how to turn your garden into a safe haven for children, pets, and wildlife. The book promotes an organic approach to the whole garden, and includes practical techniques for cultivating flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as advice on ponds and aquatic plants. Organic methods of weed control and solutions to pest and disease problems are also fully explained and clearly illustrated. Contents include: soil improvement; organic pest & disease control; weed control; hedges, trees & shrubs; containers; the vegetable garden; the fruit garden; herbs; greenhouse gardening; basic techniques; propagation; the gardening year.
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History of Meat Alternatives (965 CE to 2014)

Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook

Author: William Shurtleff,Akiko Aoyagi

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 1928914713

Category: Meat substitutes

Page: 1437

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The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive index. 435 color photographs and illustrations. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.
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Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition)

Month by Month

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.
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A Natural History, General and Particular

Containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, the Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals, &c, &c

Author: Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 682

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