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Growing Beautiful Food

Author : Matthew Benson
ISBN : 9781623363574
Genre : Gardening
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With the paradigm shift toward local and homegrown food, gardeners and foodies have come to relish beautiful vegetable gardens and beautiful meals. Author Matthew Benson writes that beauty inspires behavior, and he believes that we can and will eat better, be healthier, and live more sustainably when we grow food that's visually enticing. Benson restored a time-worn gentleman's farm and operates a CSA on one small acre of the land, offering vegetables, orchard fruit, cut flowers, herbs, eggs, and honey from the property. His garden-to-table operation offers an edible feast of textures, colors, and aromas and has grown into a way to feed others, while pushing back against the industrial food system in a small but meaningful way. Growing Beautiful Food is both inspiration and instruction, with detailed growing advice for 50 remarkable crops, a memorable narrative, and evocative imagery. It's a photographic journey through four seasons in the garden, fueling the dream that you can connect to the land by growing your own food. Benson encourages us to start small like he did, celebrate every harvest, and understand that heartbreaking crop losses are simply part of the process. Whether gardeners, families, farmers, or chefs, readers will come to the table motivated by the flavor of homegrown, the message of self sufficiency, and the beautiful food that's as local as their backyards.
Category: Gardening

Growing Food The Italian Way

Author : Fabian Capomolla
ISBN : 9781760554903
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 45.74 MB
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In mid-2014, passionate grower and gardening author Fabian Capomolla decided to up stumps and move to Italy for a year with his young family in tow. He reconnected to his Italian roots by putting down new roots of his own in the beautiful Renaissance city of Lucca, Tuscany. From his time living in Lucca and working in the community garden there, and from watching as a child his nonno grow his own food, Fabian discovered that growing food the Italian way is defined by how they approach the task: with simplicity and without overcomplicating it, which is the way they cook food, too. This book will show you - in simple, Italian-style terms! - how to set up and maintain your veggie patch, and the extensive A-Z plant guide will help you decide what to grow in it. There's a chapter on problems you might encounter and remedies to fix them, along with handy tips scattered throughout. Some of these tips have been expanded into easy-to-follow activities like how to build your own barbecue or make your own insect repellent. You'll also find a selection of simple and delicious recipes so you can cook just like Nonna, and a glossary to help decode common gardening terms. In Italy the most important things are family and food. Growing your own food is about providing for yourself and your family. It is a celebration of food, which is a celebration of life. To grow the Italian way is to enjoy life. Nothing else really matters. Basta! This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
Category: Gardening

Grow To Live

Author : Pat Featherstone
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133359427
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 42.13 MB
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The author, director of Soil for Life in South Africa, offers practical guidance on growing your own food in harmony with the environment.
Category: Gardening

Tropical Food Gardens

Author : Leonie Norrington
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132888376
Genre : Fruit-culture
File Size : 71.89 MB
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Leonie Norrington blends horticultural science with personal experience to create a book full of sound advice, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the natural world. Have you ever wondered how to grow such exotic vegetables as snake beans, water chestnuts and loofahs? Luscious fruits such as rambutans, mangoes, carambolas and abiu? Herbs like vanilla, turmeric and galangal? Tropical Food Gardens will show you how to propagate, grow and use these and a wide range of other herbs, vegetables and fruits in tropical and sub-tropical climates. This lively engaging book, laced with anecdotes, is full of practical gardening information from an author with years of experience. It's also great fun.
Category: Fruit-culture

Straw Bale Solutions

Author : Joel Karsten
ISBN : 9780760357392
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 67.47 MB
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Half-a-million gardeners have discovered the magic of straw bale gardening in just the past four years: here is what you can learn from them to get started yourself.
Category: Gardening

Watch Me Grow

Author : Deborah Hodge
ISBN : 9781554536184
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 60.45 MB
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Examines gardens in the city and other places to grow food, herbs, and to raise animals.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Complete Kitchen Garden

Author : Ellen Ecker Ogden
ISBN : 9781613120767
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 25.41 MB
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A design and recipe resource with “all the tools to plan a productive garden before seeds ever meet the ground” (The Wall Street Journal). Based on seasonal cycles, each chapter of this indispensible book provides a new way to look at the planning stages of starting a garden—with themes and designs such as the Salad Lover’s Garden, the Heirloom Maze Garden, the Children’s Garden, and the Organic Rotation Garden. More than 100 recipes—including a full range of soups, salads, main courses, and desserts, as well as condiments and garnishes—are featured here, all using the food grown in each specific garden. “There’s no reason a vegetable garden must be an eyesore, banished to the corner by the garage. . . . The Complete Kitchen Garden . . . combines design advice, garden wisdom and recipes.” —Chicago Tribune
Category: Gardening

The Little Veggie Patch Co An A Z Guide To Growing Food In Small Spaces

Author : Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember
ISBN : 9781742628417
Genre : Gardening
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Lots of fun, and packed full of all the information you'll need, this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food. Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create their own little edible garden, in most any area. And in this easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is! Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all discussed comprehensively - each with a fully illustrated step-by-step activity to help you create your own little veggie patch. The complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the family activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether it's Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can. Shortlisted for the ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
Category: Gardening

Grow Your Soil

Author : Diane Miessler
ISBN : 9781635862089
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 26.64 MB
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Growing awareness of the importance of soil health means that microbes are on the minds of even the most casual gardeners. After all, anyone who has ever attempted to plant a thriving patch of flowers or vegetables knows that what you grow is only as good as the soil you grow it in. It is possible to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that’s teeming with life, using very few inputs and a no-till, no-fertilizer approach. Certified permaculture designer and lifelong gardener Diane Miessler presents the science of soil health in an engaging, entertaining voice geared for the backyard grower. She shares the techniques she has used — including cover crops, constant mulching, and a simple-but-supercharged recipe for compost tea — to transform her own landscape from a roadside dump for broken asphalt to a garden that stops traffic, starting from the ground up. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Category: Gardening

Greenhouse Gardening

Author : Janet Wilson
ISBN : 1951791584
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 58.11 MB
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Category: Gardening

The Children S Garden

Author : Carole Lexa Schaefer
ISBN : 9781570619847
Genre : City and town life
File Size : 34.4 MB
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Youngsters explore the sights, smells, sensations, and tastes of growing their own food in a community garden. Story based on the Children's Garden in Seattle.
Category: City and town life

Naturally Beautiful Cosmetic And Beauty Products From Forests

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 9789251323984
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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During the last decade or so the extent of natural ingredients used by the cosmetics industry has increased, but there is no comprehensive publication on beauty products based on forest products, although scattered information does exist. By bringing attention to the role of forests in supplying beauty products and the connections with livelihood security and utilization of NWFPs, awareness of the importance of forests and their connection with cosmetics will be raised. Within this context, FAO and the Non-Timber Forest Products – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) Asia have conducted this regional assessment of NWFPs related to the cosmetics and fragrance sector. The study compiled a set of case studies that examined specific NWFPs and the various traditional contexts in which they are collected, processed and marketed. The main objective of this volume is to present the case studies and the emerging synthesis, while encouraging cross-sectoral discussions in Asia on forests and beauty products. The study also provides recommendations on further enhancing equitable arrangements between forest communities and industry players. The initiative also organized a mini-seminar on forest product contributions to the cosmetics industry as part of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016 in Clark, Pampanga, the Philippines.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Instant Box Garden Miracle

Author : The Alternative Daily
ISBN : 1944462228
Genre :
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Imagine gathering fresh herbs from your doorstep, picking veggies for dinner from your patio and delectable fruit from your balcony. No matter how small your space, you can have a bountiful healthy harvest for you and your family.Box gardens are not only practical but they are also beautiful. Being able to grow a garden within site of your kitchen window adds even more value to this gardening method. If you have bad knees or a stiff back you can still enjoy gardening by using elevated box gardens that are simple to build, plant and maintain.This book includes a variety of plans to make your very own instant box gardens and step by step instructions for planning and caring for theme gardens as well as suggestions for using your harvest in creative and delicious ways.No need to worry about having a green thumb, the instructions and tips in this book will ensure that you have nothing but delicious success with your box garden.Instant box gardens are a perfect activity for the whole family. I have shared some of my favorite theme gardens and activities in this book that my very own children have enjoyed for years.Growing food has never been easier or more fun. Grab a cup of coffee and dig into this book that I hope will inspire you to join millions of other passionate box gardeners!
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Urban Agriculture

Author : David Tracey
ISBN : 9781550924732
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 59.99 MB
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Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!
Category: Gardening

Easy Edibles

Author : Judy Barrett
ISBN : 9781623493394
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 39.17 MB
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Veteran gardener and author Judy Barrett’s book dispels the idea that growing plants we can eat is harder than growing plants we can’t eat and introduces readers to the idea of placing plants that can produce in an ordinary landscape, a harvest of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Whether buying a few tomato plants for a patio container or exploring the idea of a frontyard or kitchen plot, incorporating plants that “bear food” into the landscape has real appeal, even to weekend gardeners. For the more ambitious, Barrett offers a primer on the various kinds of garden beds that are easy to create and maintain. For those without the space to garden themselves, she describes where and how one can buy the bounty produced by others in farmers markets, farm stands, and pick-your-own operations. Finally, Barrett invites readers to enjoy the camaraderie and learning opportunities available at community, neighborhood, and schoolyard gardens.
Category: Gardening

Herbs

Author : Judith Hann
ISBN : 9781848993433
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 64.62 MB
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Herbs have a transformative power – they can lift a dish from ordinary to sublime. Written by a true herb aficionado, this beautiful book is an ode to enjoying herbs all year round. In each seasonal chapter, Judith Hann skillfully weaves together guidance growing – whether you have a full herb garden or simple pots on the windowsill – with delicious, imaginative recipes - 120 recipes in all. Find dish inspiration for more common herbs and discover how to use those herbs that aren't so readily available in the supermarket. Judith shares recipes that have been tried and tested at her herb cookery school – from simple herb sauces and salads to more ornate dishes, such as Guinea Fowl with Lovage and Lime, or Spare Ribs with Plum, Chilli and Sage Sauce. It also includes herb features, which provide a wealth of further quick recipes and ideas for: • Pestos, made with a variety of herbs • Herb syrups and sugars • Herb ices • Preserving recipes with herb flavourings • Herb cheeses, and many more Full of anecdotes, this is a wonderfully personal account of a love affair with herbs, as well as an indispensable guide on how to make the most of them every day.
Category: Cooking

Healing Magic 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Robin Rose Bennett
ISBN : 9781583948385
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 85.99 MB
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Filled with stories, songs, rituals, recipes, meditations, and trance journeys that outline more than 100 ways to practice the art of magical healing, this guidebook to conscious living by renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett makes it easy to follow the path to physical and spiritual health. In the tradition of natural witchcraft, Healing Magic, 10th Anniversary Edition presents step-by-step instructions for conducting earth-centered rituals, preparing herbal remedies, and casting spells to enchant and heal as well as advice on cooking everyday meals incorporating health-enhancing herbs and home remedies. • Find out how to reconnect with the earth and draw on its energy • Interact with the power of the seven chakras of the body • Build an altar • Make use of moon magic and women's wisdom • Prepare herbal infusions and baths • Work with the medicine wheel • Cast spells for love and wealth No matter what your beliefs, this guidebook will open your heart and mind to everyday magic and the joys of living in tune with the energies of nature. Table of Contents Foreword by Susun S. Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series Introduction 1. Reconnecting with the Earth 2. Engaging Mystery 3. Moon Magic and Women's Wisdom 4. Herbal Magic 5. The Medicine Wheel of Magic 6. Spells 7. Rituals Epilogue: A Final Story Afterword
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

Author : Niki Jabbour
ISBN : 9781603428446
Genre : Gardening
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Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by celebrated gardeners, each unique design is accompanied by both plant lists and charming anecdotes. This fully illustrated collection glitters with off-beat personality and quirkiness.
Category: Gardening