Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style [EPUB]
22 November 2016, 21:42
2016 | EPUB | 22.62MB
Rediscover a classic garden technique!
Rock gardening —the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop—has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West, and a trend toward architectural plants are just a few of the reasons for the increased interest. Rock Gardening brings this traditional style to a new generation of gardeners. It includes a survey of gorgeous rock gardens from around the world, the techniques and methods specific to creating and maintaining a rock garden, and profiles of the top 50 rock garden plants.
The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming: Sustainable Living in Your Home, Community, and Business [EPUB]
16 November 2016, 20:46
2016 | EPUB | 22.1MB
How to maximize your food production in an urban environment.
The idea of bringing agriculture into the city has been promoted by many on both sides of the political fence: proponents of sustainability and prevention of climate change as well as those who worry about government and social instability. To address the urgent need for a shift in the way our food is produced, The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming offers a practical education in everything there is to know about city agriculture: how to grow a lot of food in any kind of urban living situation, from apartment to full-scale commercial venture.
Subjects covered include:
- Small scale vs. large scale agriculture
- The economic, social, health, and environmental impacts of urban farming
- Making the most of the space available
- The latest technologies and developments in agriculture, including: hydroponics, vertical gardening, and aquaponics
- Case studies and design concerns for community-based farming
- The best plant species for cities and seasons
- Beekeeping and small animals
- Commercial agriculture and the business side of farming in a city environment
This comprehensive guide will introduce readers to the rewarding possibilities of growing their own food, as well as dispel the falsehood that says we need faraway factory farms to produce everything we eat.
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
12 November 2016, 18:57
2011 | EPUB | 65.81MB
After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.