Garden Revolution Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Garden Revolution

  • Author : Larry Weaner
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-18
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604696165

Garden Revolution Excerpt :

AHS Book Award winner This lushly-photographed reference is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden. Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design, and now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening’s counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally evolve over time. Allowing the plants to find their own niches, to spread their seed around until they find the microclimate and spot that suits them best, creates a landscape that is vibrant, dynamic, and gorgeous year after year.

Garden Revolution Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Garden Revolution

  • Author : Larry Weaner
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-18
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604697490

Garden Revolution Excerpt :

A leading landscape designer shows how an ecological approach can lead to beautiful gardens that benefit the environment—and require less time and money. According to landscape designer Larry Weaner, conventional gardening is full of counter-intuitive, time-consuming, and even harmful habits. The constant tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing create perpetual disturbance in a plot’s ecology—and waste countless hours in a dubious struggle against nature. In Gardening Revolution, Weaner offers a radically new approach based on the ways plants and wildlife behave in nature. He advocates for a more fluid style, choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate and then capitalizing on positive developments as they occur. This lushly photographed reference is for anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden.

Revolution in the Garden Book

Revolution in the Garden

  • Author : Dell Williams
  • Publisher : Silverback Books Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1596370386

Revolution in the Garden Excerpt :

The Foodscape Revolution Book

The Foodscape Revolution

  • Author : Brie Arthur
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: GARDENING
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 1943366292

The Foodscape Revolution Excerpt :

"Once upon a time, veggie gardens lived in the backyard, isolated from the rest of the landscape. that's so yesterday! Welcome to a whole new world of food gardening--right up front, sharing space with your ornamental plants for year-round, knockout beauty and a way that even homeowners associations (HOAs) would approve."--Back cover.

The Organic No Till Farming Revolution Book

The Organic No Till Farming Revolution

  • Author : Andrew Mefferd
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550926774

The Organic No Till Farming Revolution Excerpt :

Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your small farm. The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution is the comprehensive farmer-developed roadmap showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases efficiency and profitability, and promotes soil health. Farming without tilling has long been a goal of agriculture, yet tilling remains one of the most dominant paradigms; almost everyone does it. But tilling kills beneficial soil life, burns up organic matter, and releases carbon dioxide. If the ground could instead be prepared for planting without tilling, time and energy could be saved, soil organic matter increased, carbon sequestered, and dependence on machinery reduced. This hands-on manual offers: Why roller-crimper no-till methods don't work for most small farms A decision-making framework for the four no-till methods: occultation, solarization, organic mulches grown in place, and applied to beds Ideas for starting a no-till farm or transitioning a working farm A list of tools, supplies, and sources. This is the only manual of its kind, specifically written for natural and small-scale farmers who wish to expand or explore chemical-free, regenerative farming methods.

Utopia s Garden Book

Utopia s Garden

  • Author : E. C. Spary
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226768700

Utopia s Garden Excerpt :

The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. E. C. Spary traces the scientific, administrative, and political strategies that enabled the foundation of the Muséum, arguing that agriculture and animal breeding rank alongside classification and collections in explaining why natural history was important for French rulers. But the Muséum's success was also a consequence of its employees' Revolutionary rhetoric: by displaying the natural order, they suggested, the institution could assist in fashioning a self-educating, self-policing Republican people. Natural history was presented as an indispensable source of national prosperity and individual virtue. Spary's fascinating account opens a new chapter in the history of France, science, and the Enlightenment.

The Landscaping Revolution Book

The Landscaping Revolution

  • Author : Andy Wasowski
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill
  • Release Date : 2002-12-01
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 007141312X

The Landscaping Revolution Excerpt :

Award-winning gardening experts Andy and Sally Wasowski deliver a landscaping approach for gardeners that is environmentally friendly and promotes the use of native plants, natural alternatives to man-made chemicals, and easy-to-maintain designs.

The Living Landscape Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Living Landscape

  • Author : Rick Darke
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604697391

The Living Landscape Excerpt :

Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you’ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape—one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.

The Worm Farming Revolution Book

The Worm Farming Revolution

  • Author : Pauly Piccirillo
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1478714182

The Worm Farming Revolution Excerpt :

The Worm Farming Revolution Book teaches you everything you need to know about raising worms in order to grow amazing plants, recycle kitchen scraps, or grow your own fishing worms. It's a Return to the Founding Principles of Successful Gardening and an almost lost art our forefathers past down to us. Just because our technology changes and our knowledge increases doesn't mean that we have to invent something that's completely opposite of what the Creator showed us. A new way of feeding millions of people doesn't have to oppose nature, but should work with nature. I show you how to harness and multiply the power of a tiny organism that corporations and many people have become disconnected with. We have gone down a dark agricultural road with too few exits to get us back in the right direction. The technology of today combined with the proven methods of the past is where science should have lead us. But where "scientists" have failed, there has been a revolt. Not in a new way, but the reviving of a forgotten way. If you've never heard of the term "Worm Farming" then it may seem like a silly, eccentric hobby created to study the natural habits of worms. Well that may be true to some degree, but the truth, meaning, and reason behind this quirky little phrase may be one of the greatest yet simplest technological awakenings to hit the agricultural industry since the invention of, what I call, the world's most "successful failures..".synthetic fertilizers. No matter what gardening method you use, the fact is, you WILL need worm castings (worm poop) in order to give plants the proper food they were created to feed on. Worm castings are as natural to plants as breast milk to a new born baby. This is one of the reasons why worms are found moving in and out of the root systems of plants. They deposit the rich, microbial fertilizer that plants depend on for optimal health. This book teaches you how to grow your plants by, FIRST, growing your soil. You'll learn everything you

Planting the Natural Garden Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Planting the Natural Garden

  • Author : Piet Oudolf
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 643
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604699746

Planting the Natural Garden Excerpt :

Fans of Piet Oudolf will revel in this updated edition of the book that helped launch his career.

Growing a Revolution  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Growing a Revolution Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

  • Author : David R. Montgomery
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393608335

Growing a Revolution Bringing Our Soil Back to Life Excerpt :

Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up.”—Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity. Now conventional agriculture is threatening disaster for the world’s growing population. In Growing a Revolution, geologist David R. Montgomery travels the world, meeting farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health. From Kansas to Ghana, he sees why adopting the three tenets of conservation agriculture—ditching the plow, planting cover crops, and growing a diversity of crops—is the solution. When farmers restore fertility to the land, this helps feed the world, cool the planet, reduce pollution, and return profitability to family farms.

Humphry Repton Book

Humphry Repton

  • Author : Tom Williamson
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789143003

Humphry Repton Excerpt :

Humphry Repton (1752–1818) remains one of England’s most interesting and prolific garden and landscape designers. Renowned for his innovative design proposals and distinctive before-and-after images, captured in his famous “Red Books,” Repton’s astonishing career represents the link between the simple parklands of his predecessor Capability Brown and the more elaborate, structured, and formal landscapes of the Victorian age. This lavishly illustrated book, based on a wealth of new research, reinterprets Repton’s life, working methods, and designs, and examines why they proved so popular in a rapidly changing world.

From the Garden Book

From the Garden

  • Author : Hattie Klotz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02
  • Genre: Cooking (Fruit)
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1742578748

From the Garden Excerpt :

"From the Garden" showcases delicious food, beautiful gardens and the great British countryside and captures the best recipes prepared with produce from an award-winning country manor house.

The One Straw Revolution Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The One Straw Revolution

  • Author : Masanobu Fukuoka
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590173923

The One Straw Revolution Excerpt :

Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.” Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

The Seed Underground Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Seed Underground

  • Author : Janisse Ray
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603583060

The Seed Underground Excerpt :

Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.