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The Food Forest Handbook

The Food Forest Handbook

Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden

A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Shrinking the Technosphere

Shrinking the Technosphere

Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom

Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

What exactly is progressive or efficient …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
The Permaculture Market Garden

The Permaculture Market Garden

A visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

Permaculture tends to be very much in the domain of home gardeners and property owners. But what if we could take it all a step further, and merge the fields of permaculture and market gardening?

In The Permaculture Market Garden, author Zach Loeks …

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Fresh, local nutrient-dense fruits vegetables are hard to find in winter in cold climates. Growing warm-weather crops like tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and other perennials is nearly impossible using conventional structures. The solution for …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
The Scything Handbook

The Scything Handbook

Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest Grain with a Scythe

Dreading the weekly lawn mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence.