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The Holistic Orchard

Author : Michael Phillips
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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges. All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!

Holistic Orcharding With Michael Phillips

Author : Michael Phillips
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Organic orchardist Michael Phillips leads viewers through a year in his own orchard, demonstrating basic horticultural skills like grafting and pruning, and revealing groundbreaking field-tested strategies for growing apples and other tree fruits both organically and holistically.

The Apple Grower

Author : Michael Phillips
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For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products, and the "community orchard" model The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.

Mycorrhizal Planet

Author : Michael Phillips
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In Mycorrhizal Planet, Michael Phillips offers new insights into the invisible world beneath our feet, explaining the crucial, symbiotic role that fungi play in everything from healthy plants to healthy soils to a healthy planet.--COVER.

The Holistic Homestead

Author : Julia Hubler
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The Holistic Homestead: How to Start an Interconnected Homestead, is here to give you more than the often-repeated, simple information you find in any homesteading book. The goal of this book is to show you how to think holistically (meaning with a consideration for your entire homestead). First by giving you lots of practical examples so you can see how to make the connections, then by showing you how to make your own. Grow your own sustainable, permaculture type of homestead that considers every aspect, with a plan and goal for the future! Soli Deo Gloria! (Glory be to God alone!) Table of Contents... Introduction Chapter 1: Holistic, Permaculture & Homesteading Chapter 2: Holistic Guidelines Chapter 3: Six Pivotal Points to Starting a Successful Homestead Chapter 4: Grass Is Key! Chapter 5: The Microbial Conscious Gardener Chapter 6: Compost—A Homesteader’s Best Friend Chapter 7: The Orchard & Fruit Tree Guilds Chapter 8: Holistic Vegetable Gardening Chapter 9: Multi-Purpose Herbs Chapter 10: Weeds—A Problem or Temporary Solution? Chapter 11: Beneficial Insects & Holistic Pest Control Chapter 12: Rainwater & Greywater on the Homestead Chapter 13: Holistic Chickens Chapter 14: Beyond Chickens—Guineas, Ducks & More Chapter 15: Milk Cows & Goats, Part 1: Which Is Best for You? Chapter 16: Milk Cows & Goats, Part 2: Two Important Considerations Chapter 17: Milking Sanitation Chapter 18: Keeping Roosters, Bucks, Rams & Bulls Chapter 19: Natural Remedies & Animal Health on the Homestead Chapter 20: Fly Control & Prevention Chapter 21: Holistic Points Applied Chapter 22: Make the Connections Part 3: Indoor Homesteading Chapter 23: Connections in the Home Chapter 24: The Holistic Household, Part 1: Eight Ways to Reduce Waste Chapter 25: The Holistic Household, Part 2: System Efficiency Chapter 26: The Holistic Household, Part 3: Preserving & a Few Projects Chapter 27: The Holistic Household, Part 4: Family Health Part 4: Put the Pieces Together! Chapter 28: The Holistic Homestead Resources & Notes—How & Where to Learn More Appendix Index About

The Chelsea Green Reader

Author : Benjamin Watson
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Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company’s first thirty years in publishing. The more than one hundred books represented in this collection reflect the many distinct areas in which we have published–from literature and memoirs to progressive politics, to highly practical books on green building, organic gardening and farming, food and health, and related subjects–all of which reflect our underlying philosophy: .The politics and practice of sustainable living.. The Chelsea Green Reader offers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list of books and authors and to the important ideas that they express. Interesting and worth reading in their own right, the individual passages when taken as a whole trace the evolution of a highly successful small publisher–something that is almost an oxymoron in these days of corporate buyouts and multinational book groups. From the beginning, Chelsea Green's books were nationally recognized, garnering positive reviews, accolades, and awards. We’ve published four New York Times bestsellers, and our books have set the standard for in-depth, how-to books that remain relevant years–often decades–beyond their original publication date. .Chelsea Green was born from a single seed: the beauty of craft. Craft in writing and editing, in a story well told, or a thesis superbly expressed,. writes cofounder and publisher emeritus Ian Baldwin in the book's foreword. Today, craft continues to inform all aspects of our work–design, illustration, production, sales, promotion, and beyond. It has even informed our business model: In 2012, Chelsea Green became an employee-owned company. With the rise of the Internet, new media platforms, and a constantly shifting bookselling landscape, the future of publishing is anything but predictable. But if Chelsea Green's books prove anything, it is that, despite these challenges, there remains a hunger for new and important ideas and authors, and for the permanence and craftsmanship of the printed word. Today our ongoing mission is stronger than ever, as we launch into our next thirty years of publishing excellence.

The Herbalist s Way

Author : Nancy Phillips
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This updated edition of The Village Herbalist provides a complete guide to the art and practice of herbalism, as well as an introduction to the herbalist's role in family and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing herbalists from across the country add a human touch to the authors' wealth of practical herbal knowledge. The Herbalist's Way includes time-honored healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on: • Roles and responsibilities of herbalists in their communities • Herbal workshops, conferences, and education centers • Growing, drying, and preparing medicinal herbs • Learning to listen to clients and recommend holistic treatments for healing and continued wellness • Licensing, marketing, and other legal and business issues facing modern herbalists • Comprehensive resources and suggestions for building your herbal library

Growing Urban Orchards

Author : Susan Poizner
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Fruit trees are delicate and need specialized care, especially when they’re planted in an urban environment, which comes with its own unique challenges. Whether you want to plant a single fruit tree or an entire orchard, this book will show you how to save time and money and be successful right from the start. A professional orchardist, Susan Poizner guides novices and experts alike through every step of the process. She describes which key elements are necessary in site preparation and offers a basic overview of the anatomy of fruit trees. Susan also explains how to select trees and covers critical concerns, such as cross-pollinating versus self-pollinating trees, bare-root versus potted trees, and whether the fruit will be for eating, cooking, or canning. Thorough instructions are provided for planting and staking, as well as pointers on how to care for both young and mature trees. From assessing soil to selecting the right fertilizer, from pruning trees to choosing the proper tools, and from boosting biodiversity to preventing pests and diseases, no leaf is left unturned. This vast wealth of knowledge is accompanied by illustrations and color photos, along with inspiring stories of orchards and tree farms.

Alternatives in Orchard Ground cover Management

Author : Ian Alexander Merwin
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Arboretum Magazine

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Landscape Our Home

Author : Bas Pedroli
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The Recurring Silent Spring

Author : Boston University School of Public Health H Patricia Hynes
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The Holistic Resource Management Workbook

Author : Sam Bingham
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A companion to Holistic Resource Management, the Holistic Resource Management Workbook provides the practical instruction in financial, biological, and land planning necessary to apply the holistic management model. Allan Savory's teaching approach was developed and tested in classes for ranchers, farmers, and government agency personnel. Case studies drawn from real-life situations and presented in clear language lead the reader through the planning process.

The Holistic Garden

Author : Clinton R. Kraft
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Proceedings

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Tax Court Memorandum Decisions

Author : Commerce Clearing House
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Contains the full texts of all Tax Court decisions entered from Oct. 24, 1942 to date, with case table and topical index.

Suffolk County Agricultural News

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The Orchard Almanac

Author : Stephen Page
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The goal of The Orchard Almanac is to tell the home or small scale orchardist what to do, and when. Drawing from folklore and personal experience, they give both the why and how-to of growing fruit trees.Useful appendices provide access to suppliers, insectaries, related organizations, and periodicals. Tables provide spray schedules, fungicide rates, and a sample scab worksheet. The Orchard Almanac is the book that Organic Gardening magazine called A landmark in the effort to produce apples organically.... the single best book to put on your shelf.

Basic Conceptual Procedure for the Development of a Holistic Plan Process for the Case of Iran

Author : Iraj Eftekhari
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Holistic Reading Strategies

Author : Timothy V. Rasinski
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