Trees for Gardens Orchards and Permaculture

Author: Martin Crawford
ISBN: 1856232166
Release Date: 2015-03-28
Genre: Gardening

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 f r alle da ist

Author: Stefan Mekiffer
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446447110
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Political Science

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.

Miraculous Abundance

Author: Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603586429
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Gardening

The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Since then the farm has become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring 2016 César Award-winning documentary, Demain (Tomorrow). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple's evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future--when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe's (and the world's) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities--from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who've never picked up a hoe. The couple's account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

The Carbon Farming Solution

Author: Eric Toensmeier
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603585712
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Science

Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking new book, Eric Toensmeier argues that agriculture—specifically, the subset of practices known as “carbon farming”—can, and should be, a linchpin of a global climate solutions platform. Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Toensmeier’s book is the first to bring together these powerful strategies in one place, including in-depth analysis of the available research and, where research is lacking, a discussion of what it will take to get us there. Carbon farming can take many forms. The simplest practices involve modifications to annual crop production. Although many of these modifications have relatively low sequestration potential, they are widely applicable and easily adopted, and thus have excellent potential to mitigate climate change if practiced on a global scale. Likewise, grazing systems such as silvopasture are easily replicable, don’t require significant changes to human diet, and—given the amount of agricultural land worldwide that is devoted to pasture—can be important strategies in the carbon farming arsenal. But by far, agroforestry practices and perennial crops present the best opportunities for sequestration. While many of these systems are challenging to establish and manage, and would require us to change our diets to new and largely unfamiliar perennial crops, they also offer huge potential that has been almost entirely ignored by climate crusaders. Many of these carbon farming practices are already implemented globally on a scale of millions of hectares. These are not minor or marginal efforts, but win-win solutions that provide food, fodder, and feedstocks while fostering community self-reliance, creating jobs, protecting biodiversity, and repairing degraded land—all while sequestering carbon, reducing emissions, and ultimately contributing to a climate that will remain amenable to human civilization. Just as importantly to a livable future, these crops and practices can contribute to broader social goals such as women’s empowerment, food sovereignty, and climate justice. The Carbon Farming Solution does not present a prescription for how cropland should be used and is not, first and foremost, a how-to manual, although following up on references in a given section will frequently provide such information. Instead, The Carbon Farming Solution is—at its root—a toolkit. It is the most complete collection of climate-friendly crops and practices currently available. With this toolkit, farmers, communities, and governments large and small, can successfully launch carbon farming projects with the most appropriate crops and practices to their climate, locale, and socioeconomic needs. Toensmeier’s ultimate goal is to place carbon farming firmly in the center of the climate solutions platform, alongside clean solar and wind energy. With The Carbon Farming Solution, Toensmeier wants to change the discussion, impact policy decisions, and steer mitigation funds to the research, projects, and people around the world who envision a future where agriculture becomes the protagonist in this fraught, urgent, and unprecedented drama of our time. Citizens, farmers, and funders will be inspired to use the tools presented in this important new book to transform degraded lands around the world into productive carbon-storing landscapes.

Buch des Fl sterns

Author: Varujan Vosganian
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 9783552056596
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Fiction

Varujan Vosganian breitet einen fein gewebten Teppich an Geschichten und Figuren vor uns aus. In Focsani, einer Provinzstadt in Rumänien, scheinen sich die Wege des aus seiner Heimat vertriebenen armenischen Volkes zu kreuzen: Da ist Sahag, der von seiner Mutter für einen Sack Mehl verkauft wurde, und Siruni, die von den Russen nach Sibirien deportiert wurde. Und da ist Großvater Garabet, der weise die Fäden dieser so wunder- wie grausamen Saga zusammenhält. Eine fremde und ferne Welt, voll von phantastischen Geschichten und von tragischer Geschichte - das Schicksal des Volkes von Armenien als epochaler Roman.

How to Make a Forest Garden

Author: Patrick Whitefield
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 1856230082
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Gardening

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 Permaculture Handbook

Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716667
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Gardening

A step-by-step guide to creating resilient and prosperous households introduces permaculture as a practical way to live well with less money, convert waste into wealth, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Sepp Holzer s Permaculture

Author: Sepp Holzer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583831
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Edible Forest Gardens Volume II

Author: Dave Jacke
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781931498807
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Gardening

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier take the vision of the forest garden and basic ecological principles from Vol. I and move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.

Gaia s Garden

Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580298
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

Horticulture and Gardening

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1156813271
Release Date: 2011-06-25
Genre: Gardening

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 275. Chapters: Vegetable farming, Soil, Gardening, Permaculture, Soil life, Raised bed gardening, Soil pH, Invasive species, Annual plant, Botanical garden, Volunteer, Greenhouse, Energy-efficient landscaping, Forest gardening, Insecticide, Lancelot "Capability" Brown, No-dig gardening, Orchard, Environmental design, Inosculation, Tree shaping, Aeroponics, History of gardening, Cultivated plant taxonomy, Garden roses, Base Cation Saturation Ratio, Italian Renaissance garden, Garden design, Hardiness zone, Indigenous horticulture, List of permaculture projects, Cultigen, Sprouting, Sustainable landscaping, Arborist, Aquascaping, Guerrilla gardening, Topiary, Pollination, Permeable paving, Pruning, Vegetation and slope stability, Soil conservation, Columbian Exchange, Espalier, Sustainable gardening, Post-harvest losses, Seed swap, Hybrid Tea, Seasonal thermal store, Japanese rock garden, Pteridomania, Natural landscaping, Market garden, Tomato grafting, Beneficial weed, Uses of compost, Grade, Digging trees and shrubs for transplanting, Vavilovian mimicry, Xeriscaping, Pervious concrete, Houseplant care, Notcutts, Organic horticulture, Citrus production, Organic fertilizer, Square foot gardening, Growing-degree day, Micropropagation, Cutting, Kitchen garden, Space in landscape design, Garden sharing, Genius loci, History of the lawn, Chilling requirement, Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Stratification, Fertility, Adventitiousness, International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, Butterfly gardening, Stumpery, Garden Museum, Shrubbery, Epicormic shoot, Sun scald, Bedding, Garden festival, Damp proofing, Sense of place, National Public Gardens Day, Wildlife garden, Deep water culture, Winkler scale, Joan Dye Gussow, Microponics, Floral industry, Postharvest, Pleaching, Garden designer, Compartmentalization of decay in trees, Bac...