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Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design …

Excerpt from Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers: A Non-Technical Manual for Their Culture, Management and Improvement This book is written for growers of fruits, vegetables and flowers, and makes a popular appeal to all engaged in this branch of farming, whether amateurs or professionals. It is designed to be a handy reference work on the culture of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and flowers. There are chapters on the principles of vegetable gardening, mush room culture, medicinal and aromatic plants, principles …
Amazon / Forgotten Books
Price: 67.76 $

In the ’60s it was called the back to the land movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings’ day, it was living the good life. Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today?Blending inspiration with practical how-to’s, Rural Renaissance captures the American dream of country living for contemporary times. Journey with the authors and experience their lessons, laughter and love for the land as they trade the urban concrete maze for …
Amazon / New Society Publishers
Price: 43.37 $

The earth is in great peril, due to the corporatization of agriculture, the rising climate crisis, and the ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This present condition of global trauma is not natural, but a result of humanity s destructive actions. And, according to Masanobu Fukuoka, it is reversible. We need to change not only our methods of earth stewardship, but also the very way we think about the relationship between human beings and nature. …
Amazon / Chelsea Green Publishing
Price: 34.95 $

By following the instructions in this book, you will become the manufacturer of an idea. This book is an instruction manual for a product that only exists if you build it. Here are the instructions. I have designed this device so that you can produce your food, using some inexpensive Ikea boxes and the directions in this book. This system uses hydroponics, a farming technique that can be used to grow plants in water instead of soil. The reason for using hydroponics is very simple: hydroponics allows …
Amazon / Ingramcontent
Price: 33.03 $

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce eighty-five percent of an average family s food on just a quarter acre-and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, …
Amazon / Tantor Audio
Price: 31.03 $

Garden and Grove is a pioneering study of the English fascination with Italian Renaissance gardens. John Dixon Hunt studies reactions of English visitors in their journals and travel books to the exciting world of Italian gardens: its links with classical villas, with Virgil and farming, with Ovid and metamorphosis, its association with theater, its variety, its staged debates between art and nature. Then he looks at what English visitors made of these Italian garden experiences upon their return …

The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically. Detailed profiles for each of the major vegetables provide users with practical, in-depth knowledge about growing, harvesting, and processing seed …
Amazon / Chelsea Green Publishing
Price: 29.65 $

This early work is a fascinating read for any small-holding enthusiast or historian of small-scale farming, which contains a wealth of information that is still useful and practical today. Illustrated with dozens of full page photographs. Contents Include: Peace and Plenty; Specialisation or No?; Markets and Marketing; Two Acres of Salads; Two Acres of Apples; Two Acres of Flowers; Rabbits for Flesh and Fur; Home Consumption; Buildings, Machinery and Tools; A Little About Many Things; Sources to …
Amazon / Swedenborg Press
Price: 28.99 $

This new and updated 300+ pages book is a must-have and regarded one of the most definitive and essential beginners guide to quickly start growing vegetables, fruits & herbs for self-sufficiency of all books available at the market at the moment. It contains everything you need to understand and for you to be able to run Hydroponic systems. A complete and all inclusive handbook for step by step instructions on how to understand as well as create the best hydroponic system possible. This book …

Originally published in 1915. The illustrated contents include: Bees and Bee Keeping - Laying out a Small Holding - Working the Land - Arrangement of Fruit Trees - Garden Plans - Planting and Arranging Plots - Cash Accounts - Small Garden Plots - Poultry Rearing and Keeping etc. Many of the earliest farming books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, …
Amazon / Harding Press
Price: 26.49 $

Saving seeds to plant for next year s crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand takeover of seed producers by multinational companies aiming to select varieties ideal for mechanical harvest, long-distance transportation, and long shelf life. With the rise of the Slow Food and farm-to-table movements in recent years, the farmers and home gardeners who have been quietly persisting in the age-old habit of conserving heirloom plants …

FULL COLOUR EDITION (Also available in B&W) HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT TAKES TO LIVE THE DREAM GREEN LIFE? Author Derek Palmer shares the real-life story of how he and his wife turned 50 acres of scrubland into a sustainable, organic farming enterprise. A married couple, nearing retirement age find themselves in the middle of an Aussie bush block, living in an old caravan among rogue cattle, wild dogs and snakes. Through the years of the trials and tribulations that follow, these 50 acres …

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce eighty-five percent of an average family s food on just a quarter acre-and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, …
Amazon / Tantor Audio
Price: 24.99 $

The illustrated guide to profitable, vibrant and sustainable permaculture-based market gardening Permaculture tends to be very much in the domain of home gardeners and property owners. But what if we could take it all a step further, and merge the fields of permaculture and market gardening? In The Permaculture Market Garden, author Zach Loeks brings together his passion for sustainable permaculture food production systems and beautiful, vibrant illustrations to provide a highly visual guide to the …
Amazon / New Society Publishers
Price: 24.30 $

Big Guide On Gardening: Everything You Need To Know To Crop Perfect Harvests Book #1: Mini Farming: Guide For Beginners On How To Build Your Own Backyard Farm And Grow Your Own Vegetables Book#2: Backyard Gardening. Tending and Harvesting the Best Quality Vegetables On Your Own Mini Farm BOOK #3: Mini Farming: A Pictured Guide For Beginners: How To Build A Backyard Farm And Start Growing Own Organic Fruits And Vegetables BOOK #4: Mini Farming: 20 Essentials You Have To Know For Building Your Own …