Keyword: agriculture

    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 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.

    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 …

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    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living

    Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition—by design or disaster—away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future.

    But what proven tools are available …

    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 …

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    The Farmers Market Cookbook

    The Farmers Market Cookbook

    The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce

    Farmers markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, …

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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 …

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    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a …