Gaia's Garden

Author: Toby Hemenway

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing


Category: Gardening

Page: 328

View: 353

The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy to create a “backyard ecosystem” by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including: Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure Catching and conserving water in the landscape Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals Growing an edible “forest” that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it’s established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that’s needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.

Annual Report

Author: Michigan State Horticultural Society



Category: Fruit


View: 587


God's Child

Author: Sharon Casey Grisham

Publisher: Infinity Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 581

Global humanity blends with ancestral beliefs under a blanket of stars and archaeological wonders. Take yourself into the beyond in Casey's world of imaginative brilliance.

The Lawn

Author: Virginia Jenkins

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution


Category: History

Page: 246

View: 111

Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.

Edible Estates




Category: Gardening

Page: 175

View: 180

An expanded second edition of a guide to a popular new gardening trend profiles eight prototype edible gardens in various U.S. regions and draws on testimonies from homeowners about their experiences of growing food where they live, offering additional insights by leading authorities on edible landscaping and sustainable foods.

Fraser's Magazine

Author: James Anthony Froude



Category: Authors


View: 470

Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.
Literary Criticism

The New Walt Whitman Studies

Author: Matt Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 966

Highlights the latest currents in Whitman scholarship and demonstrates how Whitman's work transforms discussions in literary studies.