Garden Revolution

Garden Revolution
Author: Larry Weaner,Thomas Christopher
Release: 2016-05-18
Editor: Timber Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781604696165
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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

Garden Revolution
Author: Larry Weaner,Thomas Christopher
Release: 2016-05-18
Editor: Timber Press
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781604697490
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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

Revolution in the Garden
Author: Dell Williams,Lynn Vannucci
Release: 2005
Editor: Silverback Books Incorporated
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1596370386
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

The Foodscape Revolution

The Foodscape Revolution
Author: Brie Arthur
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 189
ISBN: 1943366292
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

"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 function...in a way that even homeowners associations (HOAs) would approve."--Back cover.

The Organic No Till Farming Revolution

The Organic No Till Farming Revolution
Author: Andrew Mefferd
Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: New Society Publishers
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781550926774
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

The Landscaping Revolution

The Landscaping Revolution
Author: Andy Wasowski,Sally Wasowski
Release: 2002-12-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill
Pages: 166
ISBN: 007141312X
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Utopia s Garden

Utopia s Garden
Author: E. C. Spary
Release: 2010-12-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780226768700
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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 Urban Food Revolution

The Urban Food Revolution
Author: Peter Ladner
Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: New Society Publishers
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781550924886
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Our reliance on industrial agriculture has resulted in a food supply riddled with hidden environmental, economic, and health care costs and beset by rising food prices. With only a handful of corporations responsible for the lion’s share of the food on our supermarket shelves, we are incredibly vulnerable to supply chain disruption. The Urban Food Revolution provides a recipe for community food security based on leading innovations across North America. The author draws on his political and business experience to show that we have all the necessary ingredients to ensure that local, fresh sustainable food is affordable and widely available. He describes how cities are bringing food production home by: *Growing community through neighborhood gardening, cooking, and composting programs *Rebuilding local food processing, storage, and distribution systems *Investing in farmers markets and community supported agriculture *Reducing obesity through local fresh food initiatives in schools, colleges, and universities *Ending inner-city food deserts Producing food locally makes people healthier, alleviates poverty, creates jobs, and makes cities safer and more beautiful. The Urban Food Revolution is an essential resource for anyone who has lost confidence in the global industrial food system and wants practical advice on how to join the local food revolution. Peter Ladner has served two terms as a Vancouver City Councilor. With more than thirty-five years of journalistic experience, he is a frequent speaker on community issues and has a special interest in the intersection of food policy and city planning.

The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape
Author: Rick Darke,Douglas W. Tallamy
Release: 2016-02-04
Editor: Timber Press
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781604697391
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Water wise Gardening

Water wise Gardening
Author: Thomas Christopher
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 271
ISBN: UOM:49015002039650
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Assesses the water crisis facing American gardeners, looks at new approaches to gardening with less water in various regions around the country, and describes the use of native plants

The Seed Underground

The Seed Underground
Author: Janisse Ray
Release: 2012
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781603583060
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Planting the Natural Garden

Planting the Natural Garden
Author: Piet Oudolf,Henk Gerritsen
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Timber Press
Pages: 643
ISBN: 9781604699746
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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

Growing a Revolution  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
Author: David R. Montgomery
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393608335
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

The One Straw Revolution

The One Straw Revolution
Author: Masanobu Fukuoka
Release: 2010-09-08
Editor: New York Review of Books
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781590173923
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Gaia s Garden

Gaia s Garden
Author: Toby Hemenway
Release: 2009
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781603580298
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

Humphry Repton

Humphry Repton
Author: Tom Williamson
Release: 2020-09-17
Editor: Reaktion Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781789143003
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France
Author: Edmund Burke
Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 484
ISBN: UOM:39015011009662
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

From the Garden

From the Garden
Author: Hattie Klotz
Release: 2017-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1742578748
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

"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.

Sustainable Revolution

Sustainable Revolution
Author: Juliana Birnbaum,Louis Fox
Release: 2014-03-25
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781583946848
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Revolution

Revolution
Author: Russell Brand
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781101882917
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER We all know the system isn’t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there’s nothing we can do: “It’s just the way things are.” In this book, Russell Brand hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times and presents, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, a vision for a fairer, sexier society that’s fun and inclusive. You have been lied to, told there’s no alternative, no choice, and that you don’t deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists, and BBC stalwarts. This book makes revolution not only possible but inevitable and fun.