Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture


Author: Martin Crawford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856232166
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Are you wondering which productive trees to plant in your garden? Or are you planning a forest garden? Perhaps you are planting an orchard but want a greater diversity of useful trees than is typical? Or you’d like to know what unusual fruit trees you can use? The answers to all these questions can be found in master forest gardener Martin Crawford’s new book. Crawford has researched and experimented with tree crops for twenty-five years and has selected over one hundred of the best trees producing fruits, nuts, edible leaves, and other useful products that can be grown in Europe and North America. Each of the trees or tree groups includes details of: • Origin and history • Description and uses • Varieties/cultivars • Cultivation, pests, and diseases • Related species • European and North American suppliers • Color photos with every entry. The appendices make choosing trees for your situation easy, with lists of suitable trees for specific situations, plus flowcharts to guide you. If you want to know about and make use of the large diversity of tree crops that are available in temperate and continental climates, then this book—by an internationally acknowledged expert—is both fascinating and essential reading.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf
Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783800179602
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 5040

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Warum eigentlich genug Geld für alle da ist


Author: Stefan Mekiffer
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446447113
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 1998

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Reichen 20 Stunden Arbeit pro Woche aus? Ist es wirtschaftlicher, zu teilen als zu sparen? Ja, sagt der junge Ökonom Stefan Mekiffer und spricht für eine ganze Generation. Wir müssen weg von der Vorstellung einer Wirtschaft, wie sie uns von Ökonomen eingeimpft wird; weg vom Bild einer Maschine, deren Stellschrauben die Politik dreht, hin zu dem eines organischen Systems. Mekiffer zeigt uns, wie wir in Zukunft leben werden – mit Grundeinkommen, lokalen Währungen und Negativzinsen. Um das zu schaffen, müssen wir jedoch die Rolle des Geldes neu definieren: von einem Instrument, das uns einengt, zu einem Mittel der Freiheit. Ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer für eine neue Form der Ökonomie.

Drop City

Roman
Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446239685
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Boyles grandiose Geschichte einer Hippie-Kommune, die von Kalifornien nach Alaska zieht, mit allen berechenbaren und unberechenbaren Folgen. "Drop City" ist der Roman einer naiven und idealistischen Generation, die das Lebensgefühl von vielen von Grund auf verändert und bis auf den heutigen Tag geprägt hat. Satirisch, realistisch, skurril.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung


Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831018222
Category:
Page: 256
View: 4413

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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

Die Kunst des Fermentierens

Eine tiefgreifende Erforschung grundlegender Konzepte und Prozesse aus aller Welt
Author: Sandor Ellix Katz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783864452376
Category:
Page: 621
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How to Make a Forest Garden


Author: Patrick Whitefield
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9781856230087
Category: Gardening
Page: 168
View: 1190

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A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.

Die Denker des Dschungels


Author: Gerd Schuster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833146220
Category: Bornean orangutan
Page: 320
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Orangutans are among our nearest relatives in the animal realm. They are approximately 97 percent genetically identical, highly intelligent, thoughtful and inventive. They have culture and a sense of beauty, and they resemble us in mimicry, gesturing and many other respects. The red apes, which live only on Borneo and Sumatra, are as much "human" as humans and therefore probably too good for this world. They are as strong as bears, but they do not fight against poachers and the bands of men logging for the palm oil concerns -- and are remorselessly slaughtered. This is an uncommon portrait of the orangutan's reality, that goes much farther than simple zoology. Based on the singular personal experiences of Dr. Willie Smits, who probably knows orangutans best in the world, the book reveals the well-established but pitiless reasons for the murder of our shaggy cousins -- and shows where there is nevertheless still hope. -- From the book jacket, translated by the cataloger.

Der Klang der Trommel

Roman
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841208924
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Eine große indianische Familiensaga Es gibt Trommeln, die heilen, und Trommeln, die töten können. Sie werden eins mit dem Menschen, der sie hütet. Faye Travers hat zwar Indianerblut in den Adern, mit ihrer Herkunft verbindet sie aber nur noch ihre Begeisterung für indianische Antiquitäten. Bis sie auf eine wunderschöne alte Trommel stößt. Die Suche nach ihrem rechtmäßigen Besitzer führt Faye ins Indianerreservat und wird bald zu einer Entdeckungsreise in die Geschichte ihrer eigenen Familie. Der Klang der Trommel erzählt von den großen Fragen des Lebens, von Betrug, Schuld, Liebe und Verzeihung. “Der Klang der Trommel bietet, was wir von großer Literatur erhoffen: Antworten auf die großen Lebensfragen zu erhalten. Das ist Weltliteratur zwischen Faulkner und Proust.“ Deutschlandradio Kultur, Lutz Bunk

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening
Author: Sepp Holzer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583831
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 256
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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn: How he sets up a permaculture system The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm and much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.

The Holistic Orchard

Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
Author: Michael Phillips
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584072
Category: Gardening
Page: 432
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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges. All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!

The Home Orchard Handbook

A Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruit Trees Anywhere
Author: Cem Akin,Leah Rottke
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 159253712X
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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The Home Orchard Handbook represents a complete beginner-tointermediate-level curriculum for growers and hobbyists of all experience levels. The gorgeous, informative, full-color photographs guide the reader through the process of fruit planting, from site preparation all the way through harvest. The customer is a grower, gardener, or backyard enthusiast who wants to expand his/her repertoire in a meaningful, productive way, or who understands the environmental importance of growing fruit trees. More specifically, s/he may also be an established beekeeper who is looking to diversify her honey crop.

Biodynamisch gärtnern

Pflanzen, säen, ernten im Einklang mit den Natur- und Mondzyklen
Author: Monty Waldin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831029907
Category:
Page: 256
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