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This book results from a research program on which I have spent most of my time since 1974. It addresses two of the major problems facing social system account ing: how to measure and account for nonmarket activities and how to combine social and economic indicators. The solution I propose is accounts based on behavior settings, a concept originated by Roger G. Barker more than thirty years ago. Behavior settings are the natural units of social activity into which people sort themselves to get on …
Amazon / K Fox
Price: 154.05 $

It doesn t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Hobby Farms Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press and the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self sustainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating …

An estimated 60 million Americans grow a portion of their own food in a vegetable garden. Their planting needs are supplied by 255 mail order seed companies, countless local outlets for seeds and plants, and the ever-present grocery store seed rack... There have always been a substantial minority of gardeners, however, who bypass the garden seed industry completely by saving their own seeds from year to year. Some of these seed savers, remnants of a recently lost peasant agriculture which purchased …

Are you tired of throwing away time, energy, and money on a perfectly manicured, water-guzzling, weed-producing lawn? Are you longing to feed your family in more healthful and eco-friendly ways but shocked by organic produce prices at the grocery store? Do you fantasize about growing your own food but hesitate to take on more than you can manage?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for you to get down and dirty—and take the plunge that will please your taste buds and your …
Amazon / Atheneum/SMI
Price: 75.00 $

How do you create unique and easy floral ideas? Simply follow the recipes in Quick and Easy Flower Design. Each recipe is written in a simple, flexible format. Each is so easy that it can be completed in ten minutes by even beginners. The book includes simple botanical mixes - such as berries, hostas and sage - not fancy florist shop creations, which makes projects inexpensive without sacrificing visual impact. Flowers are easily attainable from the grocery store, the roadside and your own backyard. …
Amazon / Apple Press
Price: 72.36 $

Are you tired of throwing away time, energy, and money on a perfectly manicured, water-guzzling, weed-producing lawn? Are you longing to feed your family in more healthful and eco-friendly ways but shocked by organic produce prices at the grocery store? Do you fantasize about growing your own food but hesitate to take on more than you can manage?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for you to get down and dirty—and take the plunge that will please your taste buds and your …

FLOWERS ARE LIKE WATER: YOU NEED THEM EVERY DAY   Forget about fussy bouquets and ornate vases. All you need are a few blooms from your grocery store or farmers’ market, a simple container—perhaps one found at a garage sale or in your recycling bin or kitchen cabinet—and a touch of whimsy to pull it all together.    In Flowers Chic and Cheap, Elle Decor editor at large Carlos Mota shows how unexpected elements can make a style statement. For example, fill a vintage teapot with pink peonies …

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, in your local grocery or garden center, or even in the sidewalk. Using the flowers, fruit, roots, trees, vegetables and herbs that are all around us James provides preparations to help relieve a whole range …

Every year since 1818, the Farmers Almanac has been sought after for its long-range weather predictions, practical gardening and household advice, fishing tips, astronomical data and articles on ways to conserve time, energy, and the earth. The Farmers Almanac has spanned three centuries as North Americas most timeless, trusted, and treasured publication. The Farmers Almanac is the only source for 16 full months of amazingly accurate long-range weather predictions for the United States and Canada. …

“A solid guide to creating contraptions that can help you start gardening earlier and keep going longer.”—Chicago Tribune. “Beautifully produced...focuses on ways to inexpensively protect crops from low temperatures....Includes many full-color photographs showing apparatus used to protect crops....A tremendous pleasure to read.”—HortIdeas.For vegetable gardeners who dread winter and grocery store produce aisles, Jeff Ashton has an answer, and it s this: don t allow the cold to come. Cover …
Amazon / Lark Books
Price: 44.70 $

 Many a budding gardener has been tempted by the elegant orchids peeking out of the floral sections of grocery stores or lined up at a nursery. But too often, new orchid owners are faced with a “now what?” moment once the plant is set up at home.  Orchids have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate but in reality, their care isn’t difficult—it’s just different. Growing Windowsill Orchids is an easy-to-follow, nontechnical guide to caring for these popular plants. This new edition …

We live in a world where processed foods strain the shelves of grocery stores. The health of our world population suffers as a result. A guide to creating an Abundant Garden in your living space is a welcome solution. Put your health back in your hands through learning the following: · Grow vegetables and fruits your family will enjoy · Grow an abundant variety of fruits and vegetables to supplement your diet · Create edible food spaces using small or large ground plots · Create fruit and vegetable …

Join the Flowerpot farming revolution! You dont need acres of land or even a big garden to enjoy your very own home-grown, fresh garden produce. The balcony, backyard, patio or even the doorstep can all be turned over to vegetable production. Flowerpot Farming shows you how to create an orchard on the patio, grow new season potatoes out of gags and offers a continuous source of seasonal vegetables throughout the year. This resourceful and informative reference book details all you will need to know …

One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery—and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that captivate growers from all walks of life across the globe. Though undeniably elegant, the popular moth orchid—a grocery store standard—is a bland stand-in when compared with its thousands of more complex and fascinating brethren, such as the Demon …
Amazon / Chase Mark
Price: 35.86 $

English ivies are primarily sought as a trailing ground cover lawn alternative that quickly creeps to cover areas (especially beneath large trees, to cover bald spots where grass wont grow) with a maintenance-free carpet of beautiful foliage. They are also popular as a climbing vine (the roots attach to most surfaces: buildings, fences, trellises, walls,...) and for topiaries. Often used to brighten shady areas, English ivies are sometimes grown as a climbing ornamental plant to cover buildings and …

Reduce your lawn and your grocery budget. Take gardening to the next level! Would you like to grow healthy food for your table? Do you want to learn the secrets of farming even though you live in a neighborhood? Author Amy Stross talks straight about why the suburbs might be the ideal place for a small farm. In these pages youll learn: How to make your landscape as productive as it is beautiful Why the suburbs are primed with food-growing potential How to choose the best crops for success Why you …