Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture

Author: Martin Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856232166

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Are you wondering which productive trees to plant in your garden? Or are you planning a forest garden? Perhaps you are planting an orchard but want a greater diversity of useful trees than is typical? Or you’d like to know what unusual fruit trees you can use? The answers to all these questions can be found in master forest gardener Martin Crawford’s new book. Crawford has researched and experimented with tree crops for twenty-five years and has selected over one hundred of the best trees producing fruits, nuts, edible leaves, and other useful products that can be grown in Europe and North America. Each of the trees or tree groups includes details of: • Origin and history • Description and uses • Varieties/cultivars • Cultivation, pests, and diseases • Related species • European and North American suppliers • Color photos with every entry. The appendices make choosing trees for your situation easy, with lists of suitable trees for specific situations, plus flowcharts to guide you. If you want to know about and make use of the large diversity of tree crops that are available in temperate and continental climates, then this book—by an internationally acknowledged expert—is both fascinating and essential reading.

Warum eigentlich genug Geld für alle da ist

Author: Stefan Mekiffer

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446447113

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Reichen 20 Stunden Arbeit pro Woche aus? Ist es wirtschaftlicher, zu teilen als zu sparen? Ja, sagt der junge Ökonom Stefan Mekiffer und spricht für eine ganze Generation. Wir müssen weg von der Vorstellung einer Wirtschaft, wie sie uns von Ökonomen eingeimpft wird; weg vom Bild einer Maschine, deren Stellschrauben die Politik dreht, hin zu dem eines organischen Systems. Mekiffer zeigt uns, wie wir in Zukunft leben werden – mit Grundeinkommen, lokalen Währungen und Negativzinsen. Um das zu schaffen, müssen wir jedoch die Rolle des Geldes neu definieren: von einem Instrument, das uns einengt, zu einem Mittel der Freiheit. Ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer für eine neue Form der Ökonomie.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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How to Make a Forest Garden

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230087

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

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A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.

The Holistic Orchard

Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584072

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges. All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening

Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn: How he sets up a permaculture system The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm and much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.

The Home Orchard Handbook

A Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruit Trees Anywhere

Author: Cem Akin,Leah Rottke

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 159253712X

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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The Home Orchard Handbook represents a complete beginner-tointermediate-level curriculum for growers and hobbyists of all experience levels. The gorgeous, informative, full-color photographs guide the reader through the process of fruit planting, from site preparation all the way through harvest. The customer is a grower, gardener, or backyard enthusiast who wants to expand his/her repertoire in a meaningful, productive way, or who understands the environmental importance of growing fruit trees. More specifically, s/he may also be an established beekeeper who is looking to diversify her honey crop.

Permaculture in a Nutshell

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230032

Category: Nature

Page: 75

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Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

Permaculture

A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future

Author: B. C. Mollison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Permaculture

Page: 579

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"Permaculture" (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of economical, agriculturally productive ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. While focusing on agriculture, it also establishes the importance of integration between landscape and people. Permaculture is a step-by-step working manual providing a dozen design methods replete with map overlays, flow diagrams, and component, zone, and sector analyses.

Drop City

Roman

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239685

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 6360

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Boyles grandiose Geschichte einer Hippie-Kommune, die von Kalifornien nach Alaska zieht, mit allen berechenbaren und unberechenbaren Folgen. "Drop City" ist der Roman einer naiven und idealistischen Generation, die das Lebensgefühl von vielen von Grund auf verändert und bis auf den heutigen Tag geprägt hat. Satirisch, realistisch, skurril.

Earth Care Manual

A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Climates

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230216

Category: Science

Page: 469

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The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.

The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics

Author: Mary Rawlinson,Caleb Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

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While the history of philosophy has traditionally given scant attention to food and the ethics of eating, in the last few decades the subject of food ethics has emerged as a major topic, encompassing a wide array of issues, including labor justice, public health, social inequity, animal rights and environmental ethics. This handbook provides a much needed philosophical analysis of the ethical implications of the need to eat and the role that food plays in social, cultural and political life. Unlike other books on the topic, this text integrates traditional approaches to the subject with cutting edge research in order to set a new agenda for philosophical discussions of food ethics. The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over 35 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into 7 parts: the phenomenology of food gender and food food and cultural diversity liberty, choice and food policy food and the environment farming and eating other animals food justice Essential reading for students and researchers in food ethics, it is also an invaluable resource for those in related disciplines such as environmental ethics and bioethics.

Gedächtnistraining für Dummies

Author: John B. Arden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692517

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 9010

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Helfen Sie Ihrem Gedächtnis auf die Sprünge Wie behalte ich den Prüfungsstoff? Wie kann ich mir meine ganzen Passwörter und PINs merken? Und wie behalte ich die vielen Details bei einem großen Projekt im Auge? Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Ihr Gedächtnis auf Hochleistung trimmen. Sie erfahren, wie Kurzzeit- und Langzeitgedächtnis funktionieren und wie bestimmte Informationen gespeichert werden. John Arden stellt Ihnen verschiedene Techniken vor: vom Majorsystem über die Verknüpfungs- und Schlüsselwortmethode bis zum Locisystem und ABC-Listen. Außerdem finden Sie Tipps und Tricks, wie Sie Ihr Gedächtnis für Schule, Studium und Beruf trainieren können.