Garden Revolution

Garden Revolution


  • Release: 2016-05-18
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 328 page
  • ISBN: 9781604696165
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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.

Raised Bed Revolution

Raised Bed Revolution


  • Release: 2016-05-01
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780760350812
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Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is the definitive guidebook to mastering this consistently proven and effective gardening method. Raised Bed Revolution provides you with information on size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces—including vertical gardening. Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects. This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons: Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height). Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem. Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds. Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can't make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no-brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard! Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution, roll up your sleeves and join in!

The Landscaping Revolution

The Landscaping Revolution


  • Release: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 166 page
  • ISBN: 007141312X
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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.

Community Garden Revolution

Community Garden Revolution


  • Release: 2014-01
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 162 page
  • ISBN: 1494229218
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Black and White Version. Community Gardens can be and should be done by EVERY Group possible in your City and Town. Start growing a Vegetable or Fruit Garden in your Backyard. Join a Healthy and Hunger Movement Today. We can be more healthy with Physical Activity working in Gardens, we can help fight Hunger, Jobs can be created with a new Agriculture Economy and mindset. Change your Thinking. Great things can change and Happen in your Backyard. Tear down the Blighted and vacant buildings in your town and add an Urban Farm, Grow some Veggies in beautifully decorated sites downtown and soften the harsh concrete look. Come together as a Community, as a Humane and Human Group. Help yourself, and help others. Do Donate to a Food Pantry and, or, Food Bank, do remember others when you grow your new Community Garden or add to your Homestead. YES!!! we can all make a HUGE difference in our Nation and be more Food Secure. Lets fight Food Insecurity for children, Seniors, the Single Moms and Dads, lets be a Food Stable Nation. YES!!! You can make the difference. Have a Great Community Garden Day! Learn from what is being done in each of the 50 States and Washington, D.C. Help Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the American Community Garden Association. Congrats! From each book SOLD an amount goes to them to help re-grant FUNDS to help Cities and Towns start Community Gardens. Join in. Grab a Shovel, spade, some gloves, and seeds........lets plant some Community Gardens! Thanks!

Utopia s Garden

Utopia s Garden


  • Release: 2010-12-15
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9780226768700
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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.