“Shows us that guiding natural processes rather than fighting them is the key to creating healthier landscapes and happier gardeners.” —Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design, and now his revolutionary approach is available to home 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 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. This lushly-photographed reference is for anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden.
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!
Join the revolution and create a beautiful raised bed garden with inspiration from the ultimate raised bed gardening guidebook! Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is its ultimate guidebook. The book includes information about 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. You can roll up your sleeves and join it, too!
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.
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.
Travelers can drink in all the atmosphere, history, and beer that Munich has to offer with this updated guide to the best watering holes in the beer-drinking capital of the world. More than 70 of Munich's best beer gardens, beer halls, pubs, and late-night hot spots are listed in detail. The colorful histories behind them are included, along with detailed maps and instructions on how to find each place. Information on Oktoberfest and other beer festivals make this guide as practical as it is entertaining. This revised edition pays for itself three times over with the enclosed beer coupons from some of Munich's most prized beer gardens. From Am Hopfengarten to Zur Schwaige, this guide's wisdom will make any trip to the Beer City a truly unforgettable travel experience.
"Hirschfeld's five-volume Theorie der Gartenkunst, published between 1779 and 1785 in both German and French, has long been recognized for its importance in the history of gardening, but its reputation has been primarily based on secondary sources. . . . Parshall's fluid translation (from the German) and judicious editing . . . will change all that."—LandForum
Catalogue of an exhibition to commemorate the Hungarian Uprising held at the Trafao Gallery Budapest 26 October - 26 November 2006; the Holden Gallery Manchester 2 February - 28 February 2007; Norwich Gallery 22 March - 22 April 2007 and Galerija Miroslav Kraljeviac Zagreb 14 June - 6 July 2007.
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.