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Backyard Market Gardening

Author : Andrew W. Lee
ISBN : 0962464805
Genre : Gardening
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This is the classic flagship book on farmers? markets and market gardens by best selling authors Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman. The greatest opportunities can sometimes be found in our own backyards. This is true for the small-scale farmer/gardener who dreams of selling the fruits of theirlabors to an appreciative public. Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flower, herbs and small livestock from your backyard market garden. Make Money at Home! This inspirational, dirt-under-the-fingernails book with its earthy humor, has helped inspire "the gardener next door" to grow food not only for themselves, but others aswell and make money while doing what they love. The authors have put over 30 years of vegetable growing and small business experience into this handbook for beginning and experienced agricultural entrepreneurs. A complete guide to business management and marketing for the small scale vegetable grower. Contains a wealth of information on budgets, crop planning, direct marketing, roadside & farm stands, food cooperatives, caterers, mail order, restaurants, pick your own, wholesale distributors, producers' cooperatives, and subscription marketing services such as clientele membership clubs, community supported farms, and home deliveries. Covers innovative and appropriately scaled equipment for the greenhouses and fields, labor requirements and training methods, locating and improving land for growing and retailing sites, and gives a very strong argument for the economic and ecologic benefits of organic and sustainable growing methods. Updated resources, information on direct marketing sales, get your own cyber farm stand, new tools and cool deals at:
Category: Gardening

Backyard Vegetable Gardening In Winter

Author : Martha Stone
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 77.57 MB
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What's Inside Backyard Gardening in Winter Backyard Vegetable Gardening in Winter is a useful resource that can help you achieve self-sufficiency during the winter season, especially when the prices of store-bought produce reach sky high. With proven and timeless techniques in backyard gardening, you will appreciate how unbelievably easy and manageable it is to produce homegrown fruits and vegetables in the challenging winter season. And soon enough, your backyard winter garden will become ripe with rewards and fruits of your hardwork. This book contains essential information in successful backyard gardening for the winter season. Some of the topics covered in its 8 chapters include: • How essential and possible it is to take care of a backyard garden in winter. • Fruits and vegetables that easily thrive during the winter season, without artificial heat and electricity. • How to get started with your backyard winter garden, including the selection of location, tools, soil and fertilizers. • Tips and techniques in keeping a backyard garden thriving all winter long, including watering, mulching, and planting dimensions. • Natural ways to manage pests and diseases that may infect your winter plants. • Benefits and techniques in creating a homemade compost. After reading this book, you should: • Find inspiration to dig your garden beds even at the latter part of the year. • Consider a small selection of winter plants to start with. As soon you begin to see that you can indeed make fruits and vegetables grow even in cold climate, inspiration will refuel itself. • Know how to protect your winter produce in a more natural and organic way. • Manage to perennially grow fruits and vegetables that you thought would only survive in other seasons. • Find yourself immensely enjoying the products of your labor, from the backyard garden right to your dining table.
Category: Gardening

Vegetable Gardening For Beginners

Author : Andy Greenhouse
ISBN : 1914105036
Genre :
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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A COMPLETE GUIDE ON VEGETABLE GARDENING? THEN KEEP READING... Vegetable gardening includes choosing a place, planning the garden, preparing the soil, selecting the plants and seeds, planting a crop, and cultivating the plants until they are ready for harvest. The final result is a new product to consume, share, or market. Anyone who's willing to spend some time daily to nurture the crops may grow a vegetable garden. It does not take a good deal of cash, time, or ability, though some of each will be useful. With practice and patience, your abilities will improve each year. Do not be discouraged if the first effort is not a massive success. Growing veggies takes some space, but not always acres. A vegetable garden may be on the ground or within a planting bed, however it does not need to be. Many vegetables can be raised in containers. By way of instance, enough lettuce for a salad could be raised at a 12-inch pot on the backyard. Insert several radishes and carrots, also raised in 12-inch containers, like sweetness and spice, and you get a fantastic start on a yummy salad. This Book Covers: Introduction Greenhouse Gardening What Is Raised Bed Gardening Organic Gardening and Companion Planting What is Hydroponic Gardening Aeroponics Container gardening And Much More! Success, however, takes more than only somewhere to grow the vegetables. They need sun, water, atmosphere, soil, fertilizer, and maintenance. Once you have the setup of your new garden under control and done, the basic maintenance such as watering and putting a good organic fertilizer on it should be very quick and easy. A check for any unwanted dinner guest to your vegetables, again, should be a quick job. In fact, sometimes the evidence of these pests will be staring you in the face. I personally hold no mercy for these critters and head straight away for an organic spray or powder to remedy the situation. I do, however, take great care not to use remedies when my good bugs, such as, ladybugs or bees are active during the day. Even if you are growing your fruit and vegetables on high rise apartment building balconies, chances are the bad bugs will find them. After dealing with the bad bugs you can look forward to eating the fruits that your labors will give out. I can assure you that the hardest part will be testing out new recipes to use your delicious results and really, that will translate into a joy rather than a chore. There really is nothing like the feeling of popping down or out to your own garden to pick fresh ingredients for your favorite recipe. Don't be surprised when using the freshest possible ingredients your favorite recipe just got whole lot better. If you follow the steps in this book as to the setup of your garden and a few tools to make your life a little safer and easier, you will be able to sit and admire the new life that you have created around you in no time at all. Ready to get started? Click "Buy Now"!

Pay Dirt

Author : John Tullock
ISBN : 9781440512834
Genre : Gardening
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There's gold to be dug in backyard gardens! But to turn dirt into dough, amateur farmers need some business tips. In the face of rising food prices and food poisoning scares, people want locally grown food, giving small gardeners the chance to turn a profit—a healthy, green (not to mention good-for-you) profit. In this practical, step-by-step guide, you will learn how to: Sell overstock to local restaurants Participate in farmer's markets Grow cut flowers to sell Package your produce attractively Keep honey bees, chickens, and other alternative produce Packed full of gardening, marketing, and selling tips and tricks, this book shows you how to develop your own small plots of land (less than an acre) into a money-making resource. A good garden is full of greenbacks!
Category: Gardening

Urban Ecology

Author : Kimberly Etingoff
ISBN : 9781771882828
Genre : Nature
File Size : 60.41 MB
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. With increasing global urbanization, the environments and ecologies of cities are often perceived to suffer. While pollution and destruction of green space and species may occur, cities also remain part of natural systems. Cities provide natural processes necessary for survival for humans and other living organisms in urban areas. Urban ecology elucidates some of these processes and sheds light on their importance to healthy, fulfilling urban livelihoods. Urban Ecology: Strategies for Green Infrastructure and Land Use provides background on issues relating to urban ecology and urban natural processes. The first section covers the types, values, and recognition of ecosystem services provided by natural processes in urban areas. The second section details the importance and potential of green spaces in urban areas. The third section focuses on biodiversity traits of cities, and the ways in which urbanization affects biodiversity indicators. Finally, the fourth section covers some of the tools and approaches available for urban planners and designers concerned with improving or maintaining urban environments and the services they provide. This easily accessible reference volume offers a comprehensive guide to this rapidly growing field. Case studies and up-to-date research provide urban planners with new options for creating cities that will meet the demands of the twenty-first century. Also appropriate for graduate students who are preparing for careers related to urban planning, this compendium captures and integrates the current work being done in this vitally important field.
Category: Nature

Cooking From The Garden

Author : Ruth Lively
ISBN : 9781600852473
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 41.18 MB
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In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it's also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about. In Fearless Fair Isle Knitting, best-selling knitwear designer Kathleen Taylor walks knitters of all levels through the technique. With Taylor's simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts, the projects yield delightfully vibrant results. The 30 stunning designs, which represent Taylor's updates on classic Fair Isle motifs, include jumpers, socks, dresses, hats and bags. With this book, Fair Isle knitting has become more accessible than ever and serious knitters will agree that that's a beautiful thing.
Category: Cooking

Day Range Poultry

Author : Andrew W. Lee
ISBN : 0962464872
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 27.73 MB
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DAY RANGE POULTRY: -Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures, including the management of breeder flocks, egg handling, incubating, hatchery management, building shelters, marketing, advertising, soils regeneration, compost creation, processing poultry humanely and efficiently, and much, much more! by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 308pp.This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences, success and failures the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages and disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.
Category: Gardening

City Farmer

Author : Lorraine Johnson
ISBN : 9781553655190
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 81.96 MB
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Celebrates the innovative and inspiring ways that ubran dwellers are reimagining our cities as places of food production. Original.
Category: Gardening

Backyard Bounty

Author : Linda Gilkeson
ISBN : 9781550924749
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 69.38 MB
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Grow more food with less work in any yard
Category: Gardening

City Chicks Print Edition

Author : Patricia L. Foreman
ISBN : 0962464856
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 90.59 MB
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"There are many books about keeping chickens, City Chicks is the only book that explaines how to put them to work by emply their skill sets. The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens are the mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping ? and employing ? backyard flocks of urban chickens." -- from publisher's website.
Category: Gardening

Four Season Harvest

Author : Eliot Coleman
ISBN : 9781603582070
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 24.8 MB
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If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine. This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter. To learn more about the possibility of a four-season farm, please visit Coleman's website
Category: Gardening

Botanical Progress Horticultural Innovation And Cultural Changes

Author : Mauro Ambrosoli
ISBN : 0884023273
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 70.68 MB
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This book highlights religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen, and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and offering a reflection on horticulture's future in the context of environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.
Category: Architecture

Water Garden Idea Book

Author : Lee Anne White
ISBN : 9781561588770
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 31.56 MB
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Lavishly illustrated with inspirational full-color photographs, a detailed manual presents a wide array of ponds, streams, pools, stairs, fountains, urns, and other water features for the outdoor landscape, along with practical tips on design, placement, siting, installation, construction, and maintenance. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Category: House & Home

Thriving Beyond Sustainability

Author : Andres R. Edwards
ISBN : 9781550924503
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32.61 MB
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Every fifteen seconds on our Earth, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume eighty-five million barrels of oil and pump twenty-three million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives taking place everywhere from isolated villages to major urban centers. Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future—one that strives to restore ecological health; reinvent outmoded institutions; and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems. The projects and initiatives profiled are meeting the challenges of the day with optimism, hope, and results, leading the way in: Relocalization Green commerce Ecological design Environmental conservation Social transformation Overflowing with inspiration, the stories and ideas in these pages will cause the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half full—to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. The comprehensive resource section provides the tools for everyone to become a catalyst for change. Andres R. Edwards is the author of The Sustainability Revolution, which has sold over twenty thousand copies. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant, and the founder of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and providing consulting services on sustainable practices.
Category: Nature

The Nature Friendly Garden

Author : Marlene A. Condon
ISBN : 0811732614
Genre : Gardening
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Explains how to create a nature-friendly garden that attracts and meets the needs of the same insects and creatures many people try to rid their garden of, including rabbits, toads, insects, squirrels, and even deer.
Category: Gardening

Backyard Gardening 2

Author : Marcelina Noss
ISBN : 1983823082
Genre :
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Backyard Gardening 2 will show you how you can take a small backyard and turn it into a cash earning machine that will make you money that can change your life. Step by step instructions from planting and marketing.