The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer

The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale

Author: Jeff Carpenter,Melanie Carpenter

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585737

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

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The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer is the first book to be published on organic commercial herb farming, written by a successful, small-scale herb farmer husband-and-wife team located in Vermont. The few existing books on growing herbs are often inaccurate, and inapplicable to the small-scale market growers of medicinal herbs, focusing mainly on growing in your backyard. This book focuses on quality over quantity, keeping costs down by innovating with existing equipment, rather than expensive technology and overproduction. It will help people interested in commercial medicinal herb farming determine what and how to grow using ecologically sustainable techniques while still remaining profitable.

The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables

More In-Depth Lean Techniques for Efficient Organic Production

Author: Ben Hartman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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At Clay Bottom Farm, author Ben Hartman and staff practice kaizen, or continuous improvement, cutting out more waste—of time, labor, space, money, and more—every year and aligning their organic production more tightly with customer demand. Applied alongside other lean principles originally developed by the Japanese auto industry, the end result has been increased profits and less work. In this field-guide companion to his award-winning first book, The Lean Farm, Hartman shows market vegetable growers in even more detail how Clay Bottom Farm implements lean thinking in every area of their work, including using kanbans, or replacement signals, to maximize land use; germination chambers to reduce defect waste; and right-sized machinery to save money and labor and increase efficiency. From finding land and assessing infrastructure needs to selling perfect produce at the farmers market, The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables digs deeper into specific, tested methods for waste-free farming that not only help farmers become more successful but make the work more enjoyable. These methods include: Using Japanese paper pot transplanters Building your own germinating chambers Leaning up your greenhouse Making and applying simple composts Using lean techniques for pest and weed control Creating Heijunka, or load-leveling calendars for efficient planning Farming is not static, and improvement requires constant change. The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables offers strategies for farmers to stay flexible and profitable even in the face of changing weather and markets. Much more than a simple exercise in cost-cutting, lean farming is about growing better, not cheaper, food—the food your customers want.

The Lean Farm

How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work

Author: Ben Hartman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585923

Category: Agriculture

Page: 256

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A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation To many people today, using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed on progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family’s one-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman’s prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes.

A Handbook of Medicinal Plants

A Complete Source Book

Author: Narayan Das Prajapati

Publisher: Agrobios

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 134

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This Book Describes More Than 1346 Medicinal Plants Found In The World. It Includes Vernacular Names,Description, Distribution, Part Use, Utilization, Active Principles, Agronomic Practices And Colour Plates.

Herbal Harvest

Commercial Organic Production of Quality Dried Herbs

Author: Greg Whitten

Publisher: Blooming Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 556

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This text aims to make it possible for more people to produce good quality herbs. Section one outlines the principles of organic and biodynamic herb production, while the second section provides specific information on the cultivation of individual herb species.

Klinische Arzneimittellehre

Eine Reihe von Vorlesungen, Gehalten am Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia (Classic Reprint)

Author: Ernest Albert Farrington

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396637544

Category: Medical

Page: 756

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Excerpt from Klinische Arzneimittellehre: Eine Reihe von Vorlesungen, Gehalten am Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia C u cu r b l t a c e a e (colocynthis, Bryona alba, Citrullus cucumis anguria, Cucumis melo, Momordica Balsamina, Elaterium momordica) Bryonia alba Coniferae (abics nigra, Sabina, Pins, Pix liquida. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Die Mühlen der Zivilisation

Eine Tiefengeschichte der frühesten Staaten

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761528

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Uns modernen Menschen erscheint die Sesshaftigkeit so natürlich wie dem Fisch das Wasser. Wie selbstverständlich gehen wir und auch weite Teile der historischen Forschung davon aus, dass die neolithische Revolution, in deren Verlauf der Mensch seine nomadische Existenz aufgab und zum Ackerbauer und Viehzüchter wurde, ein bedeutender zivilisatorischer Fortschritt war, dessen Früchte wir noch heute genießen. James C. Scott erzählt in seinem provokanten Buch eine ganz andere Geschichte. Gestützt auf archäologische Befunde, entwickelt er die These, dass die ersten bäuerlichen Staaten aus der Kontrolle über die Reproduktion entstanden und ein hartes Regime der Domestizierung errichteten, nicht nur mit Blick auf Pflanzen und Tiere. Auch die Bürger samt ihrer Sklaven und Frauen wurden der Herrschaft dieser frühesten Staaten unterworfen. Sie brachte Strapazen, Epidemien, Ungleichheiten und Kriege mit sich. Einzig die »Barbaren« haben sich gegen die Mühlen der Zivilisation gestemmt, sich der Sesshaftigkeit und den neuen Besteuerungssystemen verweigert und damit der Unterordnung unter eine staatliche Macht. Sie sind die heimlichen Helden dieses Buches, das unseren Blick auf die Menschheitsgeschichte verändert.

Healthy Harvest

A Directory of Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Organizations

Author: Deborah Preston

Publisher: Potomac Valley Pr

ISBN: 9780938443025

Category: Organic farming

Page: 159

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The new rural industries

a handbook for farmers and investors

Author: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780642246905

Category: Agriculture

Page: 570

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Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

Author: Linda D. Hall

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787697037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1314

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Each updated edition of this detailed resource identifies nearly 35,000 live, print and electronic sources of information listed under more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged subjects -- industries and business concepts and practices. Edited by business information expert James Woy.

Indian Pharmaceutical Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pharmaceutical industry

Page: N.A

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Includes manufacture, laws and literature, pharmaceutical organisations & institutions directory, chemists & druggists directory, allied manufacturers, dealers and their products,products with compositions, packings and prices, pharmaceutical manufacturers list, cosmetic manufacturers list, drug and chemical index, index to manufacturers & advertisers, and index to pharmaceutical products.