Using Sustainable Methods to Replicate Mother Nature
Author: Carole Ann Rollins
Publisher: Gardening with Nature
Provides practical guidelines and steps to follow to be successful in a Gardening With Nature program. Gardening With Nature means more than just switching from chemical fertilizers to organic gardening products or implementing sustainable growing practices. "The switch" involves implementing a whole new preventative approach to gardening. Through a question-and-answer format the authors describe how to grow organically and sustainably using this Gardening With Nature approach --
Psychiatrist, professor, and award-winning author Eve Wood trusts in your capacity to heal—to clear the way to a natural state of hope, harmony, and well-being. The insights and tools she shares in this book will enable you to identify and resolve your issues. Dr. Christiane Northrup says this book is "one of the best books I’ve ever seen on how to achieve emotional balance and happiness. It’s practical, real world and very readable. Dr. Wood is my kind of doctor." Dr. Wood makes healing a simple process that anyone can understand. She walks you through ten steps that encompass examples, stories, exercises, and guidance. You’ll take stock of where you are and discover what you can do to transform your life. You’ll learn to address your negative thoughts and beliefs, make life choices that fit your nature, and develop strategies to support your innate capacity to heal. Whether you suspect that you’re suffering from a known condition or you simply want to understand yourself better, this insightful book is a path, a promise, and a prayer for that truly transformative way of healing to begin.
With all the latest horticultural tips and techniques toguarantee success, this series is designed to meet the requirements of today’s small garden owners who want to enjoy gardening while making the most of their time and effort. Innovative modular approach with text arranged as key points, checklists, and charts Shows how to achieve beautiful results on a small scale and with limited time Stunning close-ups of practical techniques
The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy to create a “backyard ecosystem” by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including: Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure Catching and conserving water in the landscape Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals Growing an edible “forest” that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it’s established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that’s needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.
In Just 10 LBS, intervention specialist Brad Lamm brings a fresh eye to weight loss, focusing not on the what of eating, but on the how and why. This book discards the notion of overhauling life with the vague dream of being thin and challenges the reader to focus on losing just 10 pounds. What Lamm understands is that managing weight isn't just about doing crunches, running miles, or cutting calories; in fact, one of the most powerful parts of success is generally overlooked – a healthy relationship with oneself is key to any weight-loss program. In Just 10 LBS, Lamm outlines ten easy steps to help readers heal their relationship with themselves and thus change their relationship with food, breaking destructive cycles of disordered and unhealthy eating. Covering everything from body image to restrictive beliefs to developing a quiet, focusing daily practice, Lamm discusses all aspects of the emotional and self-esteem issues surrounding weight and food. And he puts them together into a 10-step program that begins with identifying your eating style – emotional eater, pleasure eater, energy eater, external eater or critical eater – and ends with a discussion on the importance of 'paying it forward,' or giving back the gifts you've received. Also included is an action-oriented 30-day plan to help readers get a jump start on their weight-loss efforts. The effective, easy-to-follow steps in Just 10 LBS will help readers reclaim their power over food; open emotional blockages that clutter their lives; and create a lifestyle that emphasises the mind, body, emotions, relationships and spirit.
How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days
Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.
During our lives, many of us realise we are not as happy as we could be. The hectic pace of life today can leave us unfulfilled and listless. Help is at hand, however! This easy-to-digest book gives you ten simple steps to increase your feeling of happiness and contentment, and is suitable for both men and women, young and old, from all walks of life. Each step explains why it will have a positive effect on you, and gives you a simple exercise to try. If you have ever felt that you are not enjoying life to its full potential, this is the perfect guide for you!
The bills are piling up... The kids need a ride to practice... And you're eating on the run. Thankfully, there are Simple Steps to make a woman feel calm again. Many women crave a sense of order and control, but have no idea how to attain it-and find themselves overwhelmed with a thousand daily details. Now, the women who established the popular Simple Steps program show readers how to calm and simplify their life in just ten weeks. Each week, women will learn a new Simple Step for addressing key areas in their lives: weight, health, home, and spirit. And before they know it, they'll be breathing easier...and living better than ever before.