Author: Ken B. Yeomans
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Blueprint for the regeneration and enhancement of soil and landscape through water control and land management. Based on material first published as 'The Keyline Plan' (P A Yeomans) in 1954, this substantially updated edition of Yeomans' 'Water For Every Farm' (1965, 1968) is edited by his son. Contains current examples, extra diagrams and photographs, and uses both metric and imperial measurements. Incorporates modified techniques adapted to new designs in agricultural machinery. Includes an index. The author, who died in 1984, was a mining geologist and pioneer of new soil fertility techniques in broadacre farming.
Author: Ray Côté
Publisher: UBC Press
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics
The contributors to this volume draw on their experience in a variety of disciplines to explore the origins, promise, and relevance of the emerging field of industrial ecology. They situate industrial ecology within the broader range of environmental management strategies and concepts, from the practices of pollution prevention through life cycle management, to the more fundamental shift toward dematerialization and ecological design. Their work not only affirms what has been learned to date in this nascent field but also provides new insight by demonstrating that technologies are socially and politically embedded. This book makes a compelling argument for the need to think ecologically to develop innovative and competitive industrial policy.
Author: Shawn Jadrnicek
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2016-03-03
The Bio-Integrated Farm is a twenty-first-century manual for managing nature’s resources. This groundbreaking book brings “system farming” and permaculture to a whole new level. Author Shawn Jadrnicek presents new insights into permaculture, moving beyond the philosophical foundation to practical advanced designs based on a functional analysis. Holding his designs to a higher standard, Jadrnicek’s components serve at least seven functions (classical permaculture theory only seeks at least two functions). With every additional function a component performs, the design becomes more advanced and saves more energy. A bio-integrated greenhouse, for example, doesn’t just extend the season for growing vegetables; it also serves as a rainwater collector, a pond site, an aquaponics system, and a heat generator. Jadrnicek’s prevalent theme is using water to do the work. Although applicable in many climates, his designs are particularly important for areas coping with water scarcity. Jadrnicek focuses on his experience as farm manager at the Clemson University Student Organic Farm and at his residence in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. These locations lie at the cooler northern edge of a humid subtropical climate that extends west to the middle of Texas and north along the coast to New Jersey. He has created permaculture patterns ranging from raising transplants and field design to freshwater prawn production and composting. These patterns have simplified the operation of the 125-share CSA farm while reducing reliance on outside resources. In less time than it takes to mow his two-acre homestead, Jadrnicek is building a you-pick fruit farm using permaculture patterns. His landscape requires only the labor of harvesting, and the only outside input he buys is a small amount of chicken feed. By carefully engaging the free forces of nature—water, wind, sunlight, convection, gravity, and decomposition—Jadrnicek creates sustenance without maintenance and transforms waste into valuable farm resources. The Bio-Integrated Farm offers in-depth information about designing and building a wide range of bio-integrated projects including reflecting ponds, water-storage ponds, multipurpose basins, greenhouses, compost heat extraction, pastured chicken systems, aquaculture, hydroponics, hydronic heating, water filtration and aeration, cover cropping, and innovative rainwater-harvesting systems that supply water for drip irrigation and flushing toilets.
Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1997-06-01
An annotated bibliography of current books on sustainable and alternative agriculture. Entries include title, author, editor, publisher, and annotation. Indexed by author and editor. Includes update of current books for 1998.
Author: Norman Abjorensen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2014-12-05
This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Author: Ken B. Yeomans
Release Date: 2012-03
The Light Yoke debunks the major myths of banking and reveals a solution to the debt crisis. The solution revealed is in nearly everyone's best interest. The Light Yoke shows how to remove the heavy yoke of bank debt by making dividend payments to all citizens and expanding consumer subsidies. The analysis includes published information from the USA and the Reserve Bank of Australia and current population figures with web links. The cost burden of servicing bank debt becomes a heavy yoke on all societies that accept commercial trading bank credit as a valid addition to their money supply. In 1978 the Bank of New South Wales revealingly published that: "All money is a debt of the banking system." In other words, the commercial trading banks create and issue all money. They claim this new money as their own and lend it at interest to borrowers. We are in effect using a rented money supply and under current practices, there can be no end to the accumulating debt. Currently there are only three sources of money with which to repay bank debt. These are new bank loans, current deposits and cash. Whilst it is normal to use credit from someone's new bank loan to repay existing bank debts, new bank loans automatically create a matching debt, which grows with interest. Therefore, it is impossible for bank issued credit to reduce total bank debt and commercial trading banks cannot solve the debt crisis. We need money to repay and thus cancel bank debt, without borrowing more money. To some extent, foreign income achieves this. Foreign income does result in additional deposits yet no additional local debt. This helps explain the typical government enthusiasm for exports, tourists and foreign investment. Foreign investment is a euphemism for the sale of assets to foreigners. Foreign income can only be a temporary fix. A lasting solution requires a better understanding of our situation. Government can restrict the further creation of credit by the commercial trading banks but the result is similar to a banker-imposed credit squeeze. Only current deposits and cash are then available to repay existing bank debts. The result at some level is a debt crisis. To solve the debt crisis another supply of credit money needs to be issued that refunds into the community the money cancelled by the repayment of bank debt. Whilst this is not technically difficult, the question of ownership and control of the new money should be of vital concern to every citizen. A simple and undeniably fair way to maintain a stable money supply (money stock) whilst at the same time paying down existing bank debt will be to give to all citizens a fair share of new money as it is issued. The rate of issue and distribution of new money should match the reduction rate of total bank debt. In effect, the new money will replace bank issued credit, which will be phased out of circulation. The additional supply of money will be indistinguishable from bank issued credit. Some of the new money should also fund consumer subsidies on local products. Consumer subsidies make local products cost less and so be more competitive against the flood of imports from low wage and slave wage states or from countries that subsidize exports. Issuing money that is debt free, interest free and tax free to all citizens will avert any contraction in the economy during the ongoing repayment of bank debts. In Australia, Reserve Bank figures, help show that the money supply and associated bank debts are around $60,000 per person. In other words, about $60,000 is your legitimate equal share of new money that all citizens should receive during the process of repaying total bank debt. This book reveals in simple terms that dividends paid to all citizens and consumer subsidies are fair and democratic ways to decentralize the corrupting power of money and transform the heavy yoke of bank debt into the light yoke of economic freedom and a democratized money supply.