Integrated Forest Gardening

The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems

Author: Wayne Weiseman,Daniel Halsey,Bryce Ruddock

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584978

Category: Gardening

Page: 310

View: 9773

Permaculture is a movement that is coming into its own, and the concept of creating plant guilds in permaculture is at the forefront of every farmer's and gardener's practice. One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs: perennial plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal and woody species polycultures. The massive degradation of conventional agriculture and the environmental havoc it creates has never been as all pervasive in terms of scale, so it has become a global necessity to further the understanding of a comprehensive design and planning system such as permaculture that works with nature, not against it. The guild concept often used is one of a “functional relationship” between plants–beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization. In other words, it is the integration of species that creates a balanced, healthy, and thriving ecosystem. But it goes beyond integration. A guild is a metaphor for all walks of life, most importantly a group of people working together to craft works of balance, beauty, and utility. This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations. Included is information on: • What we can observe about natural plant guilds in the wild and the importance of observation; • Detailed research on the structure of plant guilds, and a portrait of an oak tree (a guild unto itself); • Animal interactions with plant guilds; • Steps to guild design, construction, and dynamics: from assessment to design to implementation; • Fifteen detailed plant guilds, five each from the three authors based on their unique perspectives; • Guild project management: budgets, implementation, management, and maintenance. Readers of any scale will benefit from this book, from permaculture designers and professional growers, to backyard growers new to the concept of permaculture. Books on permaculture cover this topic, but never in enough depth to be replicable in a serious way. Finally, it's here!

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

Author: Josh Trought

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 7099

For almost twenty years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational centre that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travellers to northern New England, a training centre for everything from metal- and woodwork to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling, and potluck meals, and much, much more. In Community-Scale Homesteading, author and D Acres founder Josh Trought describes not only the history of the project, but its evolving principles and practices, all rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment. From working with oxen to working with a board of directors, no other book contains such a wealth of innovative ideas and ways to make your farm or homestead not only more sustainable, but more inclusive of, and beneficial to, the larger community.

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation

Author: Tradd Cotter

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584560

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 2505

What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.

The Chelsea Green Reader

Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

Author: Benjamin Watson

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586016

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 9510

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company’s first thirty years in publishing. The more than one hundred books represented in this collection reflect the many distinct areas in which we have published–from literature and memoirs to progressive politics, to highly practical books on green building, organic gardening and farming, food and health, and related subjects–all of which reflect our underlying philosophy: .The politics and practice of sustainable living.. The Chelsea Green Reader offers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list of books and authors and to the important ideas that they express. Interesting and worth reading in their own right, the individual passages when taken as a whole trace the evolution of a highly successful small publisher–something that is almost an oxymoron in these days of corporate buyouts and multinational book groups. From the beginning, Chelsea Green's books were nationally recognized, garnering positive reviews, accolades, and awards. We’ve published four New York Times bestsellers, and our books have set the standard for in-depth, how-to books that remain relevant years–often decades–beyond their original publication date. .Chelsea Green was born from a single seed: the beauty of craft. Craft in writing and editing, in a story well told, or a thesis superbly expressed,. writes cofounder and publisher emeritus Ian Baldwin in the book's foreword. Today, craft continues to inform all aspects of our work–design, illustration, production, sales, promotion, and beyond. It has even informed our business model: In 2012, Chelsea Green became an employee-owned company. With the rise of the Internet, new media platforms, and a constantly shifting bookselling landscape, the future of publishing is anything but predictable. But if Chelsea Green's books prove anything, it is that, despite these challenges, there remains a hunger for new and important ideas and authors, and for the permanence and craftsmanship of the printed word. Today our ongoing mission is stronger than ever, as we launch into our next thirty years of publishing excellence.

Gewächshäuser

Technik und Nutzung

Author: Jörn Pinske

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835408562

Category:

Page: 143

View: 9096

Biodynamisch gärtnern

Pflanzen, säen, ernten im Einklang mit den Natur- und Mondzyklen

Author: Monty Waldin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831029907

Category:

Page: 256

View: 7547

Kleine grüne Archen

passivsolare (Erd-)Gewächshäuser selbst gebaut

Author: Claudia Lorenz-Ladener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936896657

Category:

Page: 141

View: 8122

Der Ratgeber zeigt, wie man verschiedene Typen von Kleingewächshäusern (freistehend, angelehnt oder in die Erde versenkt) selber baut und durch passive Nutzung der Sonnenenergie fast ganzjährig Obst und Gemüse anbauen kann. Mit zahlreichen Konstruktionsplänen, Zeichnungen und Fotos.

Edible Forest Gardens, Volume II

Ecological Design And Practice for Temperate-Climate Permaculture

Author: Dave Jacke,Eric Toensmeier

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498806

Category: Gardening

Page: 654

View: 5463

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier take the vision of the forest garden and basic ecological principles from Vol. I and move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.

Käfer-Queen (Die Käfer-Saga 2)

Author: M.G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646929006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9788

Darkus versteht die Welt nicht mehr! Sein Vater will zurück zu Lucretia Cutter. Dabei haben Darkus, sein Käfer Baxter und seine Freunde alles daran gesetzt, ihn aus den Fängen der durchgeknallten Fashionqueen zu befreien. Darkus weiß genau, dass mit Lucretia was nicht stimmt. Sie ist mächtig, gefährlich – und besessen von Käfern. Doch was will sie auf der Oscar-Verleihung in L.A.? Warum entwirft sie plötzlich Kleider aus Käfern? Und wieso schwebt Baxter in Lebensgefahr? Das große Käfer-Abenteuer geht weiter. Alle Bände der weltweit erfolgreichen Käfer-Saga: Käferkumpel (Band 1) Käfer-Queen (Band 2) Käferkrawall (Band 3)

Gärtnern für Dummies

Author: Sue Fisher,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527686967

Category: Gardening

Page: 374

View: 5720

Wenn Sie nicht nur Ihrem grünen Daumen vertrauen wollen Haben Sie ein Stück Erde, das Sie in einen Garten verwandeln möchten, aber außer der Freude an erdverschmierten Händen, sattem Grün und Farbenpracht noch recht wenig Ahnung von Gartenarbeit? Dann ist Gärtnern für Dummies das richtige Buch für Sie! Hier erhalten Sie konkrete Hilfestellung bei der Planung Ihres Gartens und der Wahl der für Sie und Ihr Stück Land passenden Pflanzen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie aus Bäumen, Büschen und Blumen ein harmonisches Ganzes schaffen und mit einjährigen und mehrjährigen Pflanzen Ihren Garten zum Blühen bringen. Außerdem enthält das Buch viele nützliche Tipps zum richtigen Gartengerät, zur Hege und Pflege der Pflanzen, zur Schädlingsbekämpfung und zum Kompostieren.

Gardens for the Future

Author: Guy Cooper,Gordon Taylor

Publisher: Conran Octopus

ISBN: 9783800131303

Category:

Page: 224

View: 8450

The subtitle of this oversized ode to garden design is fascinating. Despite the fact that industrial aesthetics (plastics, AstroTurf, chain-link) are explored along with high-tech ideas like artificial fog and fiber-optics, the authors, well-known British designers, still see the garden in the context of its potential wildness, its site-specific possibilities. Flamboyantly photographed, international in scope, "Gardens for the Future" enlarges our mind's eye to include gardens of theory made manifest, such as the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in southwestern Scotland. Designer Charles Jencks explains, "Nature is basically curved, warped, undulating, jagged, zigzagged, and sometimes beautifully crinkly," all of which he has captured in stainless steel, concrete, and giant earthworks. Contrast this with the classic redesign, by Belgian Jacques Wirtz, of the 16th-century Tuileries gardens at the Louvre in Paris, or the perspective-skewered red garden made by Jack Lenor Larsen at his house on Long Island, and the reader gets an idea of the breadth, the exoticism, the sheer artistry of contemporary garden design. Not only do Cooper and Taylor take us on a tour of 20 exciting public and private gardens, they also help us make the leap into understanding them by starting out with a discussion of the influence of three great contemporary designers; Barragan, Noguchi, and Roberto Burle Marx. One of the most startling gardens in the book is Robert Irwin's Lower Central Garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His mantra for the design, inscribed in stone in the garden, may be the only words that could be spoken of all the unusual gardens depicted in this elegant book. Irwin describes his work as "A sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art." "--Valerie Easton"

Natürlich Jamie

meine Frühlings-, Sommer-, Herbst- und Winter-Rezepte

Author: Jamie Oliver,David Loftus,Helmut Ertl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831011025

Category:

Page: 407

View: 2467

Der bekannte Koch aus England hat seine Liebe zum Garten entdeckt. In seinem neuen Kochbuch präsentiert er über 100 Gerichte mit Lebensmitteln, die zur jeweiligen Jahreszeit passen. Dazu gibt er Informationen und Tipps rund ums Gärtnern.

Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen

Author: Helmut Genaust

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034892829

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 1372

Seit dem Beginn der Arbeiten zur ersten Auflage dieses Wörterbuchs sind mehr als 25 Jahre vergangen. Mein damals gehegter Wunsch, daß mit diesem Werk der botanischen Forschung und Praxis ein zuverlässigeres Mittel zur schnellen Orientierung über Etymologie, Geschichte und Aussprache der botanischen Namen in die Hand gegeben werden könnte, ist über Erwarten in Erfüllung gegangen, wie die zahlreichen Zuschriften und Rezensionen gezeigt haben. Auf der anderen Seite sind aber im vergangenen Vierteljahrhundert gerade auf dem taxonomischen Gebiet Veränderungen in einer Größenordnung von mehreren Tausenden eingetreten, die allein schon deswegen eine Neubearbeitung dieses Buches erforderlich machten. Es genügt hierfür, die von mir damals benutzte 9. Aufl. des ZANDER von 1964 mit der aktuellen 14. Aufl. von 1993 zu vergleichen, die insgesamt 27 308 Namen, darunter aber 8209 Synonyme, umfaßt. Es war also zunächst angebracht, das taxonomische Material zu aktualisieren und die Synonyme bis auf wenige, in der Forschung noch diskutierte (z. B. Pritzelago = Hutchinsia) oder aus Gewohnheit beibehaltene Relikte (z. B. Ophrys fuciflora statt regelhaftem Ophrys holoserica) zu eliminieren. Zugleich habe ich die Mate rialgrundlage durch die massenhafte Neuaufnahme von Gattungen und Arten der Bakterien, Algen, Flechten, Moose und Farne, aber auch der Gymnospermen und Angiospermen, erheblich erweitert. Aus konventionellen Gründen sind auch die mykologischen Taxa weiterhin in diesem Buch vertreten, selbst wenn nach neueren Erkenntnissen die Pilze nicht mehr dem Pflanzenreich zugeordnet werden können. Auf dieser Grundlage bietet das Wörterbuch jetzt mehr als 35 000 Taxa, die einer etymo logischen Prüfung zu unterziehen waren.

Garten und Terrasse

das große Ideenbuch

Author: Gisela Keil,Jürgen Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938100417

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4294

Gemüse anbauen

Das Praxisbuch für den eigenen Garten

Author: Steve Mercer,Ceri Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868510669

Category:

Page: 224

View: 4008

Ökologisch orientierter, praxisnaher Grundbestandstitel mit wesentlichen Informationen für die Planung, Anlage, Pflege und Ernte von Gemüse auf Balkon, Terrasse, Schrebergarten und grösseren Gartenflächen.