Biodynamics For The Home Garden

Author: Peter Proctor
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ISBN: 9780473188337
Size: 15,41 MB
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The essential guide to using biodynamics in your home garden by one of the world's masters. Biodynamic gardening is an organic system using particular preparations made from cow dung, silica crystals and various medicinal herbs. Preparations are sprinkled on the land to enhance microbial life in the soil. They are sprayed in a mist over the leaves of the plants to enhance photosynthesis and strengthen the plant or put into composts and liquid manures to assist the proper breakdown of the organic matter. Farmers and gardeners say that using the Biodynamic system of agriculture makes organic farming and gardening work!

The Pfeiffer Garden Book

Author: Alice Heckel
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 16,31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Vegetable Gardening For Organic And Biodynamic Growers

Author: Joel Morrow
Editor: Lindisfarne Books
ISBN: 9781584201670
Size: 17,62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Joel Morrow was editor of the journal Biodynamics for over thirty years, in which he published regular 'biographies' of vegetables. The 76 biographies in this book address all aspects of the vegetables, including how to grow them, their climate of origin, their transformation over time, and their nutritional and therapeutic potential.Arranged alphabetically -- from Asian Brassicas to Winter Squash -- this unique book is more than just a gardening guide. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's spiritual view of nature, it offers a complete understanding of the vegetables, revealing their inner characteristics and helping growers to improve plant health and yields.

Culture And Horticulture

Author: Wolf D. Storl
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583945687
Size: 13,62 MB
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Various studies have shown time and again that small organic farms and home gardens are capable of producing more food per acre with less fossil energy than large-scale commercial agricultural installations dependent on machines and toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This classic book by Wolf D. Storl, a respected elder in the practice of permaculture, details how food is grown holistically and beautifully by traditional communities around the world, and shows how to apply their ancient wisdom to our own gardens. With interest in natural, sustainable, organic and local food at an all-time high, people are looking beyond their farmers markets and CSA cooperatives to hyperlocal ways of growing healthy, delicious produce in urban gardens and their own backyards. Culture and Horticulture details time-tested methods that are as effective today as they were hundreds of years ago. On the practical front, the book works as a manual for creating and maintaining a bountiful harvest. It explains how to build the soil to maintain fertility; how to produce compost; how to plant, sow, and tend the various fruit and vegetable plants; how to rotate crops and practice companion planting; how to set up a favorable microclimate; how to deal with so-called weeds and pests; how to harvest at the right time; and finally how to store vegetables and herbs. Special emphasis is given to the art and science of composting, the compost being the "heart" of any self-sufficient garden and a model for the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. At the same time the reader is introduced to the wider aspects of horticulture, to its historical, philosophical, and cosmological contexts and social relevance. Gardening is a cultural activity, shaped by peoples' thoughts, wishes, and needs as well as by their cultural traditions. The author, an anthropologist by profession who has investigated the gardening practices of indigenous people throughout the world and worked for many years on biodynamic farms and in his own food garden, will introduce the reader to Rudolf Steiner's vision of the garden as an organic unit, embedded in the context of terrestrial and cosmic forces. Storl explains the importance of cosmic rhythms (solar, lunar, and planetary), the role of biodynamic herbal preparations as "medicines" for the garden organism, and the so-called "etheric" and "astral" forces. The book presents a vision of the garden as seen through the eyes of "Goethean science," a magical place where alchemical transformations of material substances take place.

Gardening For Health And Nutrition

Author: John Philbrick
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880108673
Size: 16,90 MB
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"A simple, down-to-earth introduction to the method of biodynamic gardening especially written for the backyard gardener." Long out of print, this classic introduction to biodynamic gardening introduces the gardener to an obvious, often forgotten principle: gardening is about living things, life forces, and life as such. In his introduction, John Philbrick talks of how each morning he was in the habit of meditating and communing in his garden at sunrise, until he gradually realized that the important things at work were "the forces of life"-"life is the key to existence on this planet." He also realized that most gardeners were more concerned with death, with getting rid of things -bugs, weeds, fungi -than with life. Biodynamics is based on the interrelatedness, or the dynamics, of life forces. As Philbrick says: When you become aware of biodynamics, you become aware that everything that is alive is dependent upon everything else that's alive, and it's all a marvelous network of living things which are constantly changing. This book provides a simple and practical guide for the beginning gardener. It deals with planning a vegetable garden: how, when, and where to plant seeds and tools and compost making raised beds crop rotation, mulching, and companion plants harvesting, cooking, and preserving There are also sections on flowers, lawns, and home orchards. GARDENING FOR HEALTH & NUTRITION concludes with a useful chapter on "most frequently asked questions." If you are planning a garden-or need a few tips for the one you have, this is the book for you.

Biodynamic Gardening

Author: DK
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241209331
Size: 10,23 MB
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Get tastier produce from your garden with this fresh approach to growing veg, fruit and ornamental plants. Home-grown food is now a reality for many, eco-conscious gardeners everywhere should be keen to explore methods that increase yield and harvest edible crops with a depth of flavour rarely matched on supermarket shelves. Biodynamic gardening techniques promise both. This incredibly accessible guide comes with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions on biodynamic techniques for home gardeners. Crystal clear practical advice tells you what to do when, from soil preparation and planting to harvesting at optimum times for the best flavour. Even busy gardeners can incorporate biodynamic practices, so for a pragmatic guide to an all-natural, ethical approach that delivers great results, look no further.

Sustainable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Donna Ellis
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118348540
Size: 20,24 MB
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Created especially for the Australian customer! Reduce your environmental footprint in the garden with this practical guide With all the talk about the health of the planet, you've probably heard about sustainability. Now you can apply these principles in your own backyard, whether that's an Aussie apartment balcony or a sprawling Kiwi rural spread. Find out great techniques for planning your sustainable garden and keeping your plants - and you - happy and healthy. Plant nutrients - what are they and how can you supply them to your plants sustainably? Watering techniques - how much water does your garden really need, and how can you conserve and supply it? Landscaping and gardening materials - where do they come from and are they sustainable? Biodiversity - how do you help increase the biodiversity of the planet through your own gardening practices? Organic gardening, permaculture and biodynamics - what methods can you adopt to improve your sustainable garden? Weeds and pests - how are they defined, and how do you control them while being kind to the environment? Compost heaps and worm farms - how do you build and maintain them, and what do they do for your garden? Potting mix - how can you choose a sustainable product or even make your own?

Grasp The Nettle

Author: Peter Proctor
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1775530426
Size: 17,21 MB
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The expert guide to biodynamic farming and gardening. In this revised and updated edition of Grasp the Nettle Peter Proctor tells the reader how to apply biodynamic methods of farming and gardening to a wide range of conditions in New Zealand and in other countries. The book provides practical observations and techniques, and relates these to the spiritual scientific knowlege upon which that biodynamic practice is based. Peter gives tips on how to recognise healthy soil and pasture, and on how to make your own biodynamic preparations. He also gives examples of farms that are successfully using biodynamic methods. This book aims to assist biodynamic farmers and gardeners to observe the processes of life and growth, and to understand how these processes are governed by cosmic forces, so they can use this knowlege in applying their practical skills. Peter Proctor, past national field advisor for the NZ Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, now teaches and advises farmers on biodynamic methods around the world.

Biodynamic Wines

Author: Monty Waldin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1845336046
Size: 18,66 MB
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This pioneering book studies biodynamic wines and winemaking principles and is written by an award-winning expert and leading authority on the subject. Monty Waldin explains in detail how biodynamic winemaking differs from organic winemaking, and how this

The Biodynamic Year

Author: Maria Thun
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1902636864
Size: 11,19 MB
Format: PDF
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Join the author on a journey through the seasons and discover great new tips and suggestions. The Biodynamic Year contains a wealth of advice for gardeners who wish to care for and manage nature more responsibly and successfully.