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Your Farm in the City

Your Farm in the City

An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals

  • Author: The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth,Lisa Taylor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1603763953
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 336
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The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard. Eating locally and growing one's own food is a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings - Hantz Farms in Detroit has transformed 70 acres of abandoned properties into energy-efficient gardens, and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-foot vegetable farm in Brooklyn, New York, yields 30 different kinds of produce, while private square-foot farms are cropping up in cities all over the country. Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor. With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.

Your Farm in the City

Your Farm in the City

An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Livestock

  • Author: Lisa Taylor,The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN: 1579128629
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8091
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Offers advice and guidelines for starting an edible garden and raising small livestock in an urban environment, with consideration of such issues as soil, pests, and housing for animals.

Children of the Fifth World

Children of the Fifth World

A Guide to the Coming Changes in Human Consciousness

  • Author: P. M. H. Atwater
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1591438004
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 272
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Our species is evolving in preparation for the new world on the horizon • Explains how the increase in intuitive, creative, and abstract-thinking abilities of children as well as incidences of ADHD, dyslexia, and autism signal evolutionary changes at work in humanity--the emergence of the Fifth Root Race • Connects the appearance of these traits with ancient myths and evolutionary calendars as well as predictions by Teilhard de Chardin, Edgar Cayce, and other visionary seers • Reveals how these “new kids” act as agents for world change by reflecting back every misguided aspect of business, politics, religion, and culture The past 30 years have seen a quantum leap in the intuitive, creative, and abstract-thinking abilities of children as well as an unprecedented rise in incidences of ADHD, dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorders. As P. M. H. Atwater explains, we are witnessing evolution at work. The changes in consciousness and brain function evident in these “new kids” signal the widespread emergence of the Fifth Root Race and, fortuitously, coincide with our transition into the Fifth World. Providing a resource for parents and new kids themselves, Atwater explains what is happening to our species and our world--from neurological changes and climate upheavals to the drive to be constantly “connected” through screen-based technology and the unnecessary widespread use of drug therapies. Sharing individual case histories underscoring the traits of the new-child personality, she reveals how these children, born with universal consciousness encoded in their DNA, act as agents for world change by reflecting back every misguided aspect of business, politics, religion, entertainment, technology, and culture so we can’t ignore what needs to be repaired. Atwater shows how children labeled as autistic or otherwise “damaged” have enormous potential for greatness. Connecting recent events and cultural shifts with creation myths, evolutionary calendars, and historical records from every culture as well as predictions by Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Cayce, and other visionary seers, Atwater shows how the genetic shift now occurring follows the “Rule of Thirds” in its progression. Exploring timelines for the next several hundred years, she explains that the coming new world will be tailored specifically for the new kids, who will lead the way in the Great Shift from old world to new.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Nature

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Nature

  • Author: Gabrielle Navarre
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1477718214
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 144
  • View: 310
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Many exciting and rewarding careers exist for nature lovers, many of which don’t require a college degree. The author presents a variety of jobs that allow people to make a living in the great outdoors, from guiding tourists on whitewater rafting expeditions to photographing exotic animals in distant, beautiful locales. Careers such as park ranger, wildland firefighter, and ecotourism planner allow people to enjoy some of the world’s most spectacular environments while also protecting these areas for future generations. Helpful career-related resources such as organizations, books, magazines, and blogs follow each chapter, and stunning color photographs draw in the reader.

Tending Animals in the Global Village

Tending Animals in the Global Village

A Guide to International Veterinary Medicine

  • Author: David M. Sherman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470292105
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 495
  • View: 8758
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A book like no other in the field of veterinary medicine with pertinent information every student and practitioner will find beneficial. Veterinaries have access to a great variety of texts, journals, and continuing education opportunities to keep them on top of the tremendous technological advances in clinical care and preventive medicine. Outside of the technical realm, however, there are many global trends, which exert profound effects on how the veterinary profession serves society and how veterinary professionals define their role in a rapidly changing world. This new and unrivaled book delves into these influences in impressive detail, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the veterinary profession in a global context. Unique topics covered include: The important global trends with implications for veterinary medicine. Different cultural attitudes towards the human use of animals, their impact on the human-animal relationship, and the challenges this poses for veterinarians. The role of livestock in food security, rural development, and sustainable agriculture and the opportunities for veterinarians to improve the lives of people who depend on animals around the world. The relationship of global environmental change to animal health and production. The emerging field of conservation medicine and the important role of veterinarians in protecting biodiversity and conserving wildlife. A global perspective on veterinary service delivery and the opportunities and challenges for improving animal health care worldwide. The growth of international trade, its relation to food safety and animal health, and its impact on animal agricultural and veterinary medicine. The growing risk of foreign animal disease, the national and international institutions involved in animal disease control, and the role of the private practitioner in controlling foreign animal disease. Nontraditional career paths for veterinarians interested in working internationally and how to identify and prepare for such international career opportunities.

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

  • Author: R.J. Ruppenthal
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603581456
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 192
  • View: 4586
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Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.

International Agricultural Development

International Agricultural Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

How to be an urban farmer

  • Author: Angus Stewart,Simon Leake
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1760639702
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 264
  • View: 7559
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Urban environments require specific techniques to optimise growing conditions for plants. Two leading experts in horticulture and soil science teach the reader how to grow their own food-from the ground up-in this authoritative, accessible, generously photographed guide. Grow Your Own provides simple step-by-step methods and information enabling the average city dweller to grow food plants at whatever scale their time and resources permit and no matter their location, be it suburban backyard or apartment balcony. Some of the many topics covered include creating the best environment for growing (influenced by water/temperature/light/air quality), setting up the soil; fertilisers, compost and worm farms; choosing crops (annual/perennial/heirloom/modern); propagation, planting and maintenance; pest and disease management; seed saving; rooftop spaces and vertical gardens; and integrated urban farming including bees and poultry.

Canadian Book Review Annual

Canadian Book Review Annual

  • Author: Joyce M. Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780969739029
  • Category: Books
  • Page: 624
  • View: 3952
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Agriculture + Rural Development

Agriculture + Rural Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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Annotated Instructors Edn Living in the Environment

Annotated Instructors Edn Living in the Environment

  • Author: Thomson Learning EMEA, Ltd
  • Publisher: Thomson
  • ISBN: 9780534380717
  • Category: Environmental sciences
  • Page: 842
  • View: 9498
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The Urban Farm Handbook

The Urban Farm Handbook

City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat

  • Author: Annette Cottrell,Joshua McNichols
  • Publisher: Skipstone
  • ISBN: 1594856389
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 304
  • View: 671
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Growing Strategies to Maximize Garden Space" from The Urban Farm Handbook * More than 150 sustainable resources for the Pacific Northwest * More than 90 basic home-production recipes * 75 black-and-white and 35 full color photographs * Up-to-date information on Seattle-area urban farming permits and policy Is that . . . a goat in your garage?! It might be if you've been reading The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat. In this comprehensive guide for city-dwellers on how to wean themselves from commercial supermarkets, the authors map a plan for how to manage a busy, urban family life with home-grown foods, shared community efforts, and easy yet healthful practices. More than just a few ideas about gardening and raising chickens, The Urban Farm Handbook uses stories, charts, grocery lists, recipes, and calendars to inform and instruct. As busy urbanites who have learned how to do everything from making cheese and curing meat to collaborating with neighbors on a food bartering system, the authors share their own food journeys along with those of local producers and consumers who are changing the food systems in the Pacific Northwest. Organized seasonally, this handbook instructs on: And so much more!

Prairie Farmer

Prairie Farmer

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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New Age

New Age

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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Modern China

Modern China

A Guide to a Century of Change

  • Author: Graham Hutchings
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780674006584
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 530
  • View: 1397
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A provocative guide to the history and significance of modern China covers a wide range of topics using more than two hundred essays on everything from the Boxer Rebellion to the massacre at Tiananmen Square.

Agri S&T

Agri S&T

technological information for development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Earth and Its Peoples

The Earth and Its Peoples

A Global History

  • Author: Richard W. Bulliet
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • ISBN: 9780618000739
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1016
  • View: 641
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The Earth and Its Peoples is a truly global text that employs a fundamental theme—the interaction of human beings and the environment—as a point of comparison for different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. The text has been rewritten to improve coverage of the early Americas, Russia, the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. The Second Edition is full color, which provides more effective maps and a colorful new part opener design. The part opener includes a brief narrative overview with a relief map and timeline that outline major historic events.

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

  • Author: David Cuff,Andrew Goudie
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 684
  • View: 856
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In recent years, global change has become increasingly important in technological, ecological and political spheres. This companion examines the environmental events of recent times, and investigates long-term trends as well as broader issues of global change.

LJ Special Report

LJ Special Report

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Library science
  • Page: N.A
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Water, Watersheds, and Land Use in New Mexico

Water, Watersheds, and Land Use in New Mexico

Impacts of Population Growth on Natural Resources, Santa Fe Region 2001

  • Author: Peggy Sue Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hydrogeology
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7674
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