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Title The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living
Author Nicole Faires
Publisher Skyhorse
Release 2016-01-19
Category House & Home
Total Pages 344
ISBN 1510702121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably. Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to his or her life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture, including: • building green homes and passive solar design • growing edible plant communities and forest gardens • using no-till and natural farming methods • creating microclimates for extended growing seasons • raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques This is a common-sense approach to sustainable living that creates a self-sufficient and low-effort home for the people that live there, whether in the city or the country. The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living isn’t a philosophy book or a dissertation on theory. It is a step-by-step, complete guide to every aspect of permaculture.

Permaculture for Beginners by Nicole Faires

Title Permaculture for Beginners
Author Nicole Faires
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2022-03-01
Category Gardening
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1510769625
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Take your garden to the next level—organic, native, and natural! Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but Permaculture for Beginners simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to their own life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture, including: Building green homes and passive solar design Growing edible plant communities and forest gardens Using no-till and natural farming methods Creating microclimates for extended growing seasons Raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques Transforming urban backyards into food-abundant oases This is a commonsense approach to sustainable living that creates a self-sufficient and low-effort home for the people that live there, whether in the city or the country. Permaculture for Beginners isn’t a philosophy book, or a dissertation on theory. It is a step-by-step, complete guide to every aspect of permaculture.

Title The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming
Author Nicole Faires
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2016-11-15
Category House & Home
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1510703934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title DIY Sustainable Home Projects
Author Sam Fury
Publisher SF Nonfiction Books
Release 2020-05-16
Category House & Home
Total Pages 282
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discover 80+ Sustainable Living Projects Whether you live rural, in the suburbs, or in the city, this book has projects to make your home more sustainable. Have fun creating a self-sustainable home and in the process you will: * Save money. Provide something for yourself and that's money you don't have to spend. * Be healthier. Grow and make your own and you can leave all the harmful chemicals out. * Help the environment. Self sustainable homes waste less, and that's good for the environment. * Make extra income. Discover a variety of ways to make extra income from your sustainability projects. Start making your home more sustainable today, because this book has DIY projects for everyone. Get it now. Sustainable Home Ideas For Everyone Inside this book you will learn how to: * Grow a highly efficient vegetable garden for the climate you live in. * Numerous ways to collect, store, and treat your own water. * Make your own natural soap and other chemical-free health and hygiene products. * Raise chickens for eggs and/or meat. * Get started with bee keeping. * Preserve all your extra produce. * Build highly efficient wood ovens. * Harness the power of solar energy for electricity, cooking, and heat. * Make your own oil, flour, dairy free milk, dairy free yogurt, and more - all from one plant! * Control bugs, rodents, and other pests without chemicals or cruel traps. ... plus many more tips for sustainable living! Limited Time Only… Get your copy of DIY Sustainable Home Projects today and you will also receive: * Free SF Nonfiction Books new releases * Exclusive discount offers * Downloadable sample chapters * Bonus content … and more! Start your DIY sustainable home projects today, because this book has over 80 of them. Get it now.

Food Confidential by Nicole Faires

Title Food Confidential
Author Nicole Faires
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2015-07-14
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 257
ISBN 1510702911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour America’s small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some fun. But what she found disturbed her. Mismanaged small farms; clueless urbanites setting up shop to ?get back to the land”; a mindless devotion to organic farming; and, ultimately, the discovery of just how dependent we are on corporations for our food.She began to understand how dangerous and fragile our food system really is. Climate change. Farmers retiring or going out of business. Corporations controlling our food distribution system while being protected from the consequences when they endanger our health. Skyrocketing food prices. Outsourced food production. With this admittedly bleak assessment of the current state of affairs, Nicole and her family decided to abandon the bus trip and instead start a farm. ?I couldn’t tell people the solutions to our food crisis while I was traipsing around America taking photos. I had to live it,” Nicole says. And so the seeds for Food Confidential were sown.Our basic right to healthy food is at risk.What can we do? Written in an astute, engaging style, armed with examples from her own homesteading lifestyle, small farmer Nicole Faires’s Food Confidential gives you the tools to fight the intangible battles, as well as the practical ones.

Biodegradability and You by Nicholas Faulkner

Title Biodegradability and You
Author Nicholas Faulkner
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release 2018-07-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 150818142X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers readers an insightful look into what biodegradability is and how much of what we consume does not break down over time. Included is advice on how to shop with Mother Earth in mind, how to watch one's waste, and what each of us can do at home to live in a more eco-friendly way. There's also interesting information on dressing ecologically, deceptive "eco-friendly" packaging, and what technologies are being developed to make more of our products biodegradable. An enlightening "Myths and Facts" and "10 Great Questions to Ask Your Science Teacher" section will help engage readers.

Title Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook
Author John Schaeffer
Publisher New Society Publishers
Release 2014-10-20
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 528
ISBN 1550925792
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook, Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green building, off-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully revised and updated edition includes brand new sections on permaculture and urban homesteading and completely rewritten chapters on solar technology, sustainable transportation, and relocalization. It also boasts greatly expanded material on: Natural building Permaculture and biodynamics Electric and biofuel-powered vehicles Passive solar Solar water heating Grid-tie photovoltaic systems —plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets, and much more. Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips—everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality. John Schaeffer is the president and founder of Real Goods—the foremost global source for tools and information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. Since 1978, through Real Goods, he has pioneered solar technology in North America, providing over one hundred and fifty megawatts of solar power and helping to solarize over eighteen thousand homes.

The Organic Farming Manual by Ann Larkin Hansen

Title The Organic Farming Manual
Author Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher Storey Publishing
Release 2010-03-17
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 437
ISBN 1603424792
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Providing expert tips on tending the land, caring for animals, and necessary equipment, Ann Larkin Hansen also covers the intricate process of acquiring organic certification and other business considerations important to a profitable operation. Discover the rewarding satisfaction of running a successful and sustainable organic farm.

Practical Self Sufficiency by Dick Strawbridge

Title Practical Self Sufficiency
Author Dick Strawbridge
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Release 2010-09-01
Category House & Home
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1405365641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everything you need to know about modern-day self-sufficient living from stars of the BBC series - It's Not Easy Being Green - Dick & James Strawbridge Want to save on your fuel bills, ready to grow your own, reduce your carbon footprint, and take the self-sufficient plunge? Dick and James Strawbridge show how to make the practical changes that will have a big impact on your life - without having to transform your lifestyle. Sharing their experiences, tips and techniques, the Strawbridges provide all the step-by-step advice you need for successful eco projects, large and small. Learn to grow your own fruit & veg, make a wormery, build a chicken ark, install solar panels and more. Each undertaking is realistic, achievable and sustainable. You won't need to go the whole hog - just pick and mix to suit your needs, for long-lasting dividends.