by Juliana Birnbaum, Louis Fox | February 2014
by Juliana Birnbaum, Louis Fox | February 2014
by James Wong | March 2009
Whether you're struggling with insomnia, the kids have eczema, or your partner is feeling under the weather, this book could have the answer. With easy recipes ethnobotanist James Wong shows how to make simple creams, salves, teas and much, much more from the stuff growing in your window box, the local garden centre or in the hedgerows. Using the flowers, fruit, roots, trees, vegetables and herbs that are all around us James provides preparations to help relieve a whole range of common condition...
by Paul Stamets | October 2000
After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.
by Eric Toensmeier | January 2013
by Jeff Lowenfels, Wayne Lewis | February 2010
Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial, often toxic, substances. But there is an alternative to this vicious cycle. We can garden in a way that strengthens the soil food we...
by Noel Kingsbury | March 2009
In a world dominated more and more by urban development, nature is increasingly seen as an inspiration for gardeners. Sustainability and biodiversity, currently high on the world's agenda, are important aspects of natural-style gardening. In this beautiful new book, gardening expert Noël Kingsbury considers a variety of approaches to making gardens that celebrate nature.
He discusses what is meant by 'the natural look', gives guidance on how to achieve it, and outlines the ideas and problems invo...
by Michael J. Roads | April 2011
Techniques for biodynamic and organic gardening combine with spiritual knowledge in this guide to planting in tune with the earth. Written by an expert gardener who had an awakening into consciousness while landscaping, the handbook offers both practical knowledge on the physical aspects of gardening-such as mulching, compost, compounds, insects, and soil protection-as well as the more metaphysical side-such as the spirit of the land, garden energy, and the unseen connections to the earth. This passionate and applicable resource shows that by switching to a being-with outlook from a doing-to attitude, growers will develop gorgeous flowers, herbs, and vegetables as well as a deep affection for nature.
by Ross Mars | January 1990
The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities.
Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of experience, it guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages. This is both a do-ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.
by Kate Baldwin | January 2012
Important tips include attractive and effective fencing options to keep the chickens contained and guidance for choosing the best plants for gardeners and their birds. For everyone who has been bitten by the chicken bug, this indispensable guide is a must-have for how to garden with, for, and around chickens. Only book to teach readers how to have a thriving garden and chickens too! Innovative ideas for gardening with chickens, including solar and green roof coops Extensive lists of the best plants to create a chicken-friendly oasis, and design strategies and problem solving plans for homeowners
by David Arora | October 1986
Simply the best and most complete mushroom field guide and reference book, MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED includes descriptions and keys to more than 2,000 species of mushrooms, with more than 950 photographs. Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner's checklist of the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, mushroom toxins, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names. Beginning and experienced mushroom hunters everywhere will find MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED a delightful, informative, and indispensible companion.
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