Author: F. H. King
Release Date: 2015-02-16
We in North America are wont to think that we may instruct all the world in agriculture, because our agricultural wealth is great and our exports to less favored peoples have been heavy; but this wealth is great because our soil is fertile and new, and in large acreage for every person. We have really only begun to farm well. The first condition of farming is to maintain fertility. This condition the oriental peoples have met, and they have solved it in their way. We may never adopt particular methods, but we can profit vastly by their experience. With the increase of personal wants in recent time, the newer countries may never reach such density of population as have Japan and China; but we must nevertheless learn the first lesson in the conservation of natural resources, which are the resources of the land. [From the Forward] Get Your Copy Today!
Author: F. H. King
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Release Date: 2004-06-01
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Author: F H 1848-1911 King
Publisher: Sagwan Press
Release Date: 2018-02-06
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Author: F. H. King D.Sch.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-01-18
This special re-print edition of "Farmers of Forty Centuries" offers a historical look at farming and gardening in China, Korea and Japan. Written in 1915, this monumental work examines the long tradition of agriculture in Asia and is considered one of the most influential books among the organic gardening and small space gardening movements. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
Author: Ben Hartman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2017-11-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
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.
Author: Mike Little
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Als vor 20 Jahren ein kleines Unternehmen, das sich darauf spezialisiert hatte, die Dinge anders zu machen, entschied, das allernaturlichste Tabakprodukt auf der Welt herzustellen, wandte es sich an Amerikas Tabakanbauer und machte ihnen einen beispiellosen Vorschlag: Wie ware es damit, Tabak biologisch anzubauen? Heute verdoppelt sich die Nachfrage nach biologisch angebautem Tabak jahrlich. Aber als der Vorschlag zuerst gemacht wurde, gab es mehr als nur ein paar Skeptiker. Heutzutage zeigen viele Menschen Interesse an den Anbauverfahren und nachhaltigen Anbautechniken, die von dieser kleinen Gruppe von Pionieren entwickelt wurden. Wir bringen Ihnen die abwechslungsreiche Geschichte dieser neuen und doch alten Art der Landwirtschaft naher. Biologischer Tabakanbau in Amerika - eine uramerikanische Geschichte, in der sich Visionen und Werte mit Innovation paaren. Dies ist mehr als nur eine praktische Anleitung zum Wie und Warum des biologischen Anbaus, es ist eine Geschichte, die von den ursprunglichen Anbaumethoden der amerikanischen Ureinwohner in der windgepeitschten Hochebene des nordlichen New Mexico bis hin zu den beruhmten Tobacco Roads des amerikanischen Sudostens reicht. Begegnen Sie den Farmern, die die Erfahrung machten, dass der biologische Anbau von Tabak, Gemuse und anderen Produkten die Prinzipien der Natur wieder auf ihre Familienfarm zuruckbringt. Dies ist eine Geschichte uber die Wiedergeburt einer Lebensweise - eine Lebensweise, die es fruher gab und die nun wieder existieren soll - fur eine Welt, die sich nach nachhaltiger, umweltfreundlicher Landwirtschaft sehnt. Mike Little hat fast sein ganzes Leben lang mit Tabak gearbeitet. Heute ist er der Meistermischer" und Senior Vice President of Operations bei der Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company (SFNTC). Fielding Daniel hat ebenfalls viele Jahre im und mit Tabak gearbeitet. Er ist Director of Leaf bei der SFNTC und arbeitet, wie Mike, in Oxford, North Carolina. Mark Smith, Schriftsteller und Vice President of Communications bei der SFNTC, arbeitet seit fast drei Jahrzehnten mit Tabak. Er lebt in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jim Haskins, mit seinem in Carrboro, North Carolina, ansassigen Unternehmen AgriBusiness Communications Group, schreibt fur die SFNTC seit mehr als zehn Jahren Artikel uber Tabakanbauer."
Grace Gershuny was a principal author of the USDA's first proposed National Organic rule, and left the National Organic Program staff shortly before the final rule was published. The story of this process, which consumed much of her life for five years, is interwoven here with the story of her movement along her own personal timeline before, during, and after this arduous federal process. It's the story of how the organic revolution became rooted well before the federal government cared to notice, and the personal, political, and practical struggles that ensued in the heroic effort to move it beyond farmers' markets and into supermarkets.
Charming guide, published in 1824, offers directions for making rabbit soup, beef steak pie, fried calf's feet, shoulder of mutton with celery sauce, leg of pork with pease pudding, and other culinary treats.
Author: Elizabeth S. Hayes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2013-02-06
More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated, examined for legendary lore, and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more.
Summary: Rudolf Steiner is regarded as one of the most influential | and also one of the most controversial | reformers of the twentieth century. He founded the Waldorf schools and advocated a holistic view of humanity which shows its influence in many areas of our lives today | including bio-cosmetics, a heightened environmental consciousness and biodynamic agricultural products, to name a few examples. Steiner inspired artists such as Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys. He was one of the founders of "organic architecture" and also developed a unique stylistic idiom in the area of furniture design. The Vitra Design Museum exhibition "Rudolf Steiner | Alchemy of the Everyday" is the first major retrospective on this universal thinker and artist. Exhibition: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (13.5 - 3.10.2010); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (5.2 - 22.5.2011); Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (9.2011 - 4.2012).
Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
Release Date: 2015-03-19
Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.