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The New Organic Grower

Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358014X
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With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.

Handbuch Winterg Rtnerei

Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Löwenzahn Verlag
ISBN: 3706627671
Size: 47.77 MB
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ERNTEN SIE KNACKIGES BIOGEMÜSE JETZT AUCH IM WINTER! Der Bio-Pionier und erfolgreiche Biogärtner Eliot Coleman erklärt, wie engagierte Biogärtner im Winter Ihr Gemüse ohne zusätzliche Heizkosten anbauen können! Sie erfahren, welche Gemüsesorten am besten geeignet sind, was eine kluge Fruchtfolge ist und wie der Schutz vor Kälte im ungeheizten Gewächshaus oder im Folientunnel funktioniert. Ausführliche Tabellen mit Sortenempfehlungen und durchdachten Anbauplänen zeigen übersichtlich, wann Sie welche Sorten am besten auspflanzen und ernten können. Dank des umfangreichen Registers können Sie die Inhalte jederzeit nachschlagen. Ausgehend von alten, europäischen Anbautechniken zeigt Coleman unzählige Möglichkeiten auf, die Wintermonate für die Gemüseernte auf ökologische Art und Weise zu nutzen. Eine europäische Klimakarte, Weblinks zu Tageslängentabellen für den gesamten deutschen Sprachraum und lokale Bezugsquellen in D/A/CH bringen das alte Wissen zurück in mitteleuropäische Gärten und Felder. Frischer Spinat im November? Knackiger Salat im Februar? Die Winterpause für Ihren Biogarten ist vorbei, denn Kälte sorgt für besonders zartes und aromatisches Gemüse. Seine Ideen und anschaulichen Anleitungen sind eine wertvolle Inspirationsquelle für engagierte Biogärtner, Biobauern und Selbstversorger. • das Standardwerk für Selbstversorger, Profigärtner und engagierte Hobbygärtner • der USA-Bestseller Winterharvest Handbook jetzt auf Deutsch • erprobtes Wissen und jahrelang gesammelte Erfahrungswerte vom Experten • für den kleinen Biogarten, den Selbstversorgergarten oder die Biolandwirtschaft • wichtige Grundregeln und Techniken detailliert und verständlich erklärt • neueste Erkenntnisse zum Winteranbau im eigenen Biogarten • zahlreiche Farbfotos, Grafiken und Anbaupläne

Edible Salad Garden

Author: Rosalind Creasy
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917615
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This vegetable cookbook and gardening guide has everything you need to know about cultivating, harvesting, and serving green leafy vegetables from around the world. You'll learn about preparing soil, when to plant, and when and how to harvest. Creasy shares her own extensive knowledge, as well as drawing on the expertise of other culinary and gardening experts. You'll find photographs and instructions on how to grow and use more than two dozen varieties of lettuce, as well as arugula, cabbages of many kinds, chicories and cresses, endives, and kales. In addition to vegetable gardening techniques, the many salad recipes include: Caesar Salad Tangy Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing Spicy Valentine Salad Wild, Wild Party Salad Spinach and Watercress Salad with Savory Mayonnaise Endive Salad with Oranges and Pistachios And many more!

Miraculous Abundance

Author: Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586423
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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.

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.


Author: Organic Gardening Magazine Editors
Publisher: Rodale Press
ISBN: 9780875968780
Size: 68.20 MB
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Nothing beats the taste of vegetables from a home garden, especially if they are organically grown. And it has never been easier. Vegetables includes chapters on preparing the soil, choosing the right varieties for different regions of the country, the latest tools, and the best ways to fight pests organically! Check out the other three books in this series on Lawns, Roses, and Soil!