Keyword: gardening

    A New Garden Ethic

    A New Garden Ethic

    Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

    Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species?

    Plenty of books tell home …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    The Aquaponic Farmer

    The Aquaponic Farmer

    A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

    Aquaponic farming — raising fish and vegetables together commercially — is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focussed on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of …

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    Invest Like You Give a Damn

    Invest Like You Give a Damn

    Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night

    You give a damn, right?

    You want your money to do good, but your pension is riddled with oil and defense companies. Besides, investing is a pain in the ass. It's tedious, and most sustainable and responsible investing books are as much fun as a root …

    related subjects: New Economies
    The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems

    In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater …

    Worms at Work

    Worms at Work

    Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting

    Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and …

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    The Food Lover's Garden

    The Food Lover's Garden

    Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well

    Full colour photos and illustrations

    Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    Building Natural Ponds

    Building Natural Ponds

    Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals

    Typical backyard ponds are a complicated mess of pipes, pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals designed to adjust pH and keep algae at bay. Hardly the bucolic, natural ecosystem beloved by dragonflies, frogs, and songbirds.

    The antidote is a natural …

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    A visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

    Full colour photos and illustrations

    Permaculture tends to be very much in the domain of home gardeners and property owners. But what if we could take it all a step further, and merge the fields of permaculture and market gardening?

    In The …