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Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach
Successful Small-Scale Farming
An Organic Approach
Paperback      ISBN: 0882666428
Instructs the beginning farmer in evaluating and preserving the soil, acquiring and maintaining machinery, and raising a successful crop through sound farming practices
The Impatient Gardener
The Impatient Gardener
Paperback      ISBN: 0345309499
Written for gardeners who cannot wait to cultivate a green thumb, a practical handbook offers shortcuts, home remedies, and time-tested tips for producing a healthy lawn, thriving trees and shrubs, abundant flowers, and burgeoning vegetables. Original.
The Bird Garden
The Bird Garden
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789401398
Birds are the most visible and familiar form of wildlife, fascinating millions with their brilliant colors, varied songs, and entertaining behavior. By planting certain carefully selected trees and shrubs, you can create an attractive landscape that will encourage a wide variety of birds to visit your backyard, whether you have acres of land or just a small garden. The National Audubon Society's Bird Garden provides a fully illustrated guide to garden birds, and the plants that will attract them, all conveniently organized into five geographic regions. Here is complete information concerning the nest, the song, and the food preferences of 100 familiar garden birds. Descriptions and lists of more than 300 trees, shrubs, and other plants explain their growth habits and cultural preferences, their hardiness, and the birds that rely on them for food or cover. Birds are often attracted to the garden by nestboxes and platforms, feeders, dust baths, and water sources. These features are described and illustrated, with clear, concise directions for construction.
The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
The New Urbanism
Toward an Architecture of Community
Hardcover      ISBN: 0070338892
The move to liveable communities--ideal ``small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ``small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Let It Rot
The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Paperback      ISBN: 1580170234
Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers
Burpee Complete Gardener: A Comprehensive, Up-To-Date, Fully Illustrated Reference for Gardeners at All Levels
Burpee Complete Gardener
A Comprehensive, Up-To-Date, Fully Illustrated Reference for Gardeners at All Levels
Hardcover      ISBN: 0028603788
A team of horticultural experts presents a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated gardening reference that encompasses information and tips on soil preparation, drainage, climate, plant propagation and cultivation, landscape design, and much more.
Dictionary of Plant Names
Dictionary of Plant Names
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881922943
Wonderfully useful and complete, this little book includes common name cross-references, geographical distribution, and name origins, all at a bargain price. Pronunciations given are decidedly Britannic, but this seems a trivial matter in a book that fills so essential a need so conveniently.
Plant Intoxicants: A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
Plant Intoxicants
A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814985
First published in German by Wilhelm Schmid, Nuremburg, 1855, and here translated by Hedwig-Schleiffer, with a foreword by Martin Haseneier (an authority on Von Bibra) and technical notes by Jonathan Ott (an ethnobotanist). Von Bibra drew on his own travel experiences as well as writings of his predecessors to examine the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of the world's major stimulants and inebriants. He devotes a full chapter to each of 17 plants, ranging from coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerful narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. Witty, engaging, and intellectually open. Available from Healing Arts Press, Inner Traditions International, 1 Park St., Rochester, VT 05767. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Marijuana Hydroponics
Marijuana Hydroponics
Paperback      ISBN: 0914171070
Marijuana growers are developing high-tech methods for getting high yield crops. Marijuana Hydroponics: High-Tech Water Culture is an excellent guide to growing without soil. This book had all the information needed to set up a system using nutrient solutions in controlled environments. Detailed guide to methods of growing without soil. Marijuana Hydroponics contains equipment lists, diagrams, and a step-by-step account of assembly of a system of nutrient solutions in controlled environments for a high-yield water-culture growing system. This book give information on lighting for growth and budding, mineral nutrients, nutrient flow technique, water culture, atmosphere control, temperature factors, vegetative and reproductive growth, harvesting, using rockwool as a medium, and curing of hydroponics crops.
The New England Herb Gardener: Yankee Wisdom for North American Herb Growers
The New England Herb Gardener
Yankee Wisdom for North American Herb Growers
Paperback      ISBN: 0881501883
Profiles and provides growing information for seventy-five herbs, includes recipes for cooking, preparation of beauty products and medicine, and instructions for herbal crafts