Tilapia farming is not just for commercial farming and fishing industries!
By building a backyard Tilapia & Aquaponics Garden, you can:
- know where your food comes from
- eat sustainable organic food year-round
- be prepared for disasters with your own food sources
- be self-sustaining
- produce 2x-4x more vegetables than a soil garden, and
- 50% faster
Whether you have 5 cu ft to work with or several acres, there are Aquaponic options for you.
In this introductory book you'll learn
- Types of Systems
- What you can grow
- Legal Issues
- How much will it cost
- How much time will it take
- Is it Hard to manage
- DIY Options and Aquaponic Kits
- Benefits of combining fish and plants
And much more! Category: Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Biological Sciences > Plants
In this timely new book, BBC star and Gardening World's thrifty and resourceful Alys Fowler shows that there is a way to take the good life and re-fashion it to fit in with life in the city. Abandoning the limitations of traditional gardening methods, she has created a beautifully productive garden where tomatoes sit happily next to roses, carrots are woven between the lavenders and potatoes grow in pots on the patio. And all of this is produced in a way that mimics natural systems, producing delicious homegrown food for her table. And she shares her favorite recipes for the hearty dishes, pickles and jams she makes to use up her bountiful harvest, proving that no-one need go hungry on her grow-your-own regime.Category: Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Canning & Preserving
Good for the pocket, good for the environment and hugely rewarding for the soul, The Edible Garden urges urbanites everywhere to chuck out the old gardening rules and create their own haven that's as good to look at as it is to eat.
Grow more veggies—in less space and with less work—than you ever thought possible!
Having a backyard garden in a small space got a lot easier when the first edition of this wonderful handbook was published. Now it gets even easier—Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple has been revised!
Framed raised beds and a modular approach to growing vegetables means more production in less space and with less work. Whether you live in a small city apartment or on a large country estate, you’ll find something in this book to help with your specific gardening challenges. Nones shows you how to set everything up and then gives you in-depth descriptions of all the procedures needed to achieve gardening success: sowing seeds, thinning, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, watering, harvesting, pest control, composting, crop rotation, and seed saving. It’s a complete gardening guide for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, useful for those who have never tried raised beds before as well as for those who have already tried a raised-bed system. Far less bending, far less weeding, more produce at harvest time—gardeners, what have you been waiting for?
Raymond Nones is a dirt-under-the-fingernails organic practitioner and proud penny-pincher who lives and gardens in Queens, New York.B&W illustrations throughout Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
Garden Guide - A No Nonsense, No PhD, No Fuss Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How To's for Beginners and Straightforward Instruction for Advanced Gardeners by Sarah Olver
We’ve all admired our neighbor’s gorgeous gardens filled with flowering perennials and longed to recreate their beauty in our own back yard. But if we’re being honest, when it comes to gardening, most of us have no idea where to begin. Additionally, in these economic times, who can afford to hire an expert to come in and do the job for us? That said, regular folks all across North America and Europe are returning to the soil, shovels in hand. With the help of this book, there is absolutely no need to fly blind into the world of green thumbs, perennials, and herbs. The name--Garden Guide: A No Nonsense, No PhD Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How To’s for Beginners and Straightforward Instruction for Advanced Gardeners—truly says it all. Indeed, this book is the hand-holding garden guide that will walk even the most timid novice right through the gardening process from beginning to end.
In addition to straight forward, practical advice in everyday language, you will love the stories and anecdotes Olver shares from her fifteen years of backyard, organic gardening adventures. Easy and entertaining, you‘ll probably read this book in one sitting, but you’ll reference it for years to come. The beauty of Garden Guide is that Olver divides her advice into two sections: Beginning Gardeners and Advanced Gardeners. No matter what your skill level, there are simple explanations, tips, and tricks that will walk you through every aspect of the garden process. Garden Guide features details such as:
• Everything you need to know about location, from sunlight to drainage to selecting just the right spot
• How to understand soil types, how to amend and condition them
• pH levels and soil testing broken down in simple terms
• Step by Step guide for planning your PERFECT garden no matter where the location
• Fertilizing made manageable with explanations for all those numbers and organic alternatives
• Composting broken down so you can start immediately
• Pests obliterated with loads of organic suggestions
• The basics of garden maintenance from deadheading to dividing perennials
• Loads of helpful website suggestions for purchasing plants online, getting ideas, locating county extension offices, perennial databases and so much more.
• Gardening terms are defined in language you will both understand and remember
If you have time to read only one book on gardening, this is the book to choose. Short enough not to feel like an encyclopedia and just long enough to wet your gardening appetite, Olver has woven basic garden science and practical ideas for everyday people into each page. With her warm, inviting, no-nonsense instruction, you will be amazed how simple and doable gardening really is. Not only will it thoroughly educate you in basic gardening, Garden Guide will send you well on your way toward beautiful perennials gardens and leave you inspired and hungry to begin planting in your own patch of earth. Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life (Young Palmetto Books) by Patricia Moore-Pastides
Patricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revivial: Cooking for Life, heads to the garden in this new cookbook that makes a do-it-yourself healthful lifestyle possible, offering guidance on how to pursue healthy eating, starting from the ground up. Moore-Pastides, an accomplished cook and public-health professional, presents all new recipes focused on bringing the bounty of the garden to the table in easy and accessible ways. Targeting young adults but valuable for all novices, Greek Revival from the Garden focuses on the time-tested Mediterranean diet--recommended for great taste, good health, and long life--and on learning simple, delicious cooking methods that foster a happy and healthy relationship with good food.
The growing section provides all the information necessary for those interested in organic gardening to cultivate an exciting array of fruits and vegetables in containers, raised beds, or yard gardens. Topics include preparing the soil, composting to create organic fertilizer, watering, working with basic tools, and dealing with common pests and problems. Color photographs are provided to inspire new gardeners toward more than just tomatoes and cucumbers.
Greek Revival from the Garden then invites the reader into the kitchen. This section assumes little prior cooking knowledge or experience and includes kitchen safety, common equipment and cooking methods, and observations from cooking class participants. The highlight of the cooking section are the recipes themselves: a beautifully photographed sampling of fifty mouth-watering dishes prepared with the harvest of homegrown vegetables as the stars, including garden gazpacho, curried butternut squash and apple soup, and nut crusted creamy almond fruit tart.
Throughout the book, Moore-Pastides inspires healthy habits by introducing simple ways to grow and prepare nutritious dishes, and promotes a long and fulfilling lifetime relationship with food from garden to table. Category: Teens > Sports & Hobbies
These tricks will help you have the garden of your dreams while saving you time and money. Many tips offer solutions for recycling or reusing, so you don't have to go broke to have a great garden this year! Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
Low cost gardening
Always wanted to have a garden but thought it would be too costly?
With these money saving ideas you can have a great garden full of different plants in a short space of time. There are many ways to save money and have a great garden at the same time. You don’t even need to buy all the plants you want as you can swap with neighbours and friends and grow more of your favourites from the plants you already have.
Depending on the type of plant you can take cuttings, collect seeds and divide the root ball. All of these things happen at different times of the year but you will soon have a collection of plants you can swap for plants you would like.
You don’t need to buy costly mulch and compost; you can make your own from kitchen scraps, garden waste and newspaper. Many items can be recycled to make pots for plants; and garden edges can be made from recycled products like old bricks, lengths of timber or you can just use a spade to make a neat edge for your garden beds.
If you are worried about using expensive chemicals on your garden you can make your own to get rid of weeds and pests and diseases. You will have a totally organic garden if you want to as you will be using natural ways to deter the pests and diseases. Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm by Forrest Pritchard
One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues--through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters--is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
A New Updated author's Edition!
"ANASTASIA", the first book of the Ringing Cedars Series, tells the story of entrepreneur Vladimir Megre's trade trip to the Siberian taiga in 1995, where he witnessed incredible spiritual phenomena connected with sacred 'ringing cedar' trees. He spent three days with a woman named Anastasia who shared with him her unique outlook on subjects as diverse as gardening, child-rearing, healing, Nature, sexuality, religion and more. This wilderness experience transformed Vladimir so deeply that he abandoned his commercial plans and, penniless, went to Moscow to fulfill Anastasia's request and write a book about the spiritual insights she so generously shared with him. True to her promise this life-changing book, once written, has become an international best-seller and has touched hearts of millions of people world-wide. Category: Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Biological Sciences > Plants
Have a garden insect problem? Need effective organic insect control solutions? If you are looking for pictures as well as effective methods to prevent and control garden pests in a sustainable garden this is the resource you need.
With pictures and natural control systems for 30 of the most common insect pests in your garden, you get a definitive guide to help you keep your garden pest free. The book also tells you which are the good bugs you don't want to control - because they're eating the bad bugs.
The book includes the organic, sustainable controls you can do at home but also, more importantly, describes tricks you can easily do to avoid having pests in your garden in the first place.
The author has 2 degrees in entomology and has worked in a wide variety of research projects on many different vegetable and fruit crops. She works with schools, 4-H clubs and conservation groups to help develop effective identification and control programs for those unwanted pests.
This is a fantastic beginner gardening book on both controlling insects and identifying which are good guys and which are ones you need to control. I particularly like seeing the pictures so I'm going to tell my readers about this book and highly recommend it to them.
Award winning garden writer - DougGreensGarden.com
***** Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
The Low-Maintenance Raised Bed Gardening Book - Everything you need to know to get Started Growing Your Own Vegetables from Garden Design to Dinner Table by Kimberly Byrne
If you have eaten a fresh garden tomato or crunched a fresh pea pod right out of the garden then you know that nothing compares to home grown vegetables. If you want to grow your own fresh garden tomatoes, lettuce, peas, herbs and more without the summer long effort of a traditional garden, then a Raised Bed Garden could be your answer.
Raised beds are perfect for growing lots of vegetables in small spaces. They're also ideal for anyone who doesn't want to sit or bend down to pull weeds every day. Raised beds even look better than regular gardens because you can customize the bed boxes to fit the aesthetics of your landscaping.
If all of those reasons aren't enough consider this; you can grow more healthy vegetables with less of your own effort which means more produce will make it to your dinner table, and you'll have more time and energy to enjoy it.
This book covers everything you need to know to create your own raised bed garden and grow your own vegetables this season. It includes:
- Garden Design tips to get the most out of your garden
- How to build your raised beds, from fancy beds to free ones
- Improving your soil to grow the healthiest plants
- What to plant
- When to plant it
- Low-maintenance tips to make weeds almost non-existent
If you are excited to put some plants in the ground and start your own garden paradise then I am excited to show you how! Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
Want to Plant your very own Raised Bed Garden? You can do it with this fun and easy gardening guide.
From choosing the right spot to soil preparation to harvesting,
How To Plant Your First Raised Bed Garden shows you the right way to
build and plant a raise bed garden.No matter the size of your plot or skill level. Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
Butterfly Gardening for Texas (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series) by Geyata Ajilvsgi
Category: Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Biological Sciences > Plants
Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space.
In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies and the many flowers and other plants they utilize in their miraculous life cycle: from hidden egg to munching caterpillar to cryptic chrysalis to nectar-sipping, winged adult.
Written in an engaging, nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden, the book provides tips for making gardens caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly, in-depth profiles of more than fifty butterflies, descriptions of the food plants for a variety of both caterpillars and butterflies, and plant lists for easy selection and substitution, depending on where you live and what is available.
For those who want specific advice on what to plant where, Ajilvsgi has designed useful, adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions. Helpful appendices aid gardeners in taking photographs of the butterflies they attract, in locating sources for seeds and plants, and in finding organizations and other instructive publications for additional information about these beautiful and beneficial insects.
As the popularity of butterfly gardening continues to increase, gardeners of all skill levels will find Butterfly Gardening for Texas an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration.
Category:In our modern world, the spiny-stemmed flowers, intertwined leaves, and delicate pink blossoms of the rubus fruticosus, or common blackberry bramble, might catch the eye of the casual observer or weekend gardener. Pleasant, prolific, and decorative, plants like the blackberry are looked upon as sources for harvest, landscape, and visual pleasure. To the medieval and Renaissance artist, however, these botanicals were far more. Part of a richly symbolic visual language culled from the classical era, their exquisite depiction in illuminated manuscripts of the age evoked fertility, conjured bad dreams, and even aligned itself with ancient wisdom. The popular and enduring appeal of flowers in medieval art and literature extended beyond simple botanical illustration; instead, flowers helped to tell countless stories without words through potent symbolic imagery.
The Medieval Flower Book artfully presents an alphabetical collection of over one hundred of the major flowers that appear in medieval manuscripts—gathered with fascinating explanatory texts on their history, significance, and usage. The sumptuous reproductions that accompany each entry offer a visual reference to the symbolism of botanicals in medieval manuscripts that’s beyond breathtaking in its appeal. An introductory section explaining the ancient roots of practical horticulture’s expansion into cultural and spiritual realms not only places the volume in the context of gardening history, but gives the general reader insight into our enduring interest in these remarkable herbals.
Widely appealing to all of those interested in flowers and gardening, the horticultural historian, and the student of visual culture and medieval history, The Medieval Flower Book is a fascinating and important primer on the beauty and language of florals. Extensively ranging through the canon of medieval botanicals—from acanthus and anemones to violets and wallflowers—this volume is the perfect gift for anyone interested in blossoms and blooms, and should thrill the everyday gardener and art collector alike.
Doodling for Seniors A Garden Edition: Large Connect the Dots and Illustrative Math (Volume 3) by Mary Julius
Activate brain cells by doodling your backyard garden .... Connect the dots pictures with activity from in and around a garden. Former Gardeners can relive the joy of gardening. Gardening has always been considered magical and therapeutic. Remembering their gardens can help trigger a pleasant conversation or a happy emotion. Includes basic illustrative Math to gently stimulate the brain .
This book is appropriate for seniors with late stage Alzheimer, TIA, mini stroke, Dementia, Aphasia and other cognitive disorders.
People who are incapacitated, unable to talk, walk or perform daily tasks without help can also benefit.Category: Large Print > Health, Mind & Body
Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.
In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today.
SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth.
Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening-and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us-Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards. Category: Science & Math > Nature & Ecology > Essays
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids--Simple Ways to Attract Birds, Butterflies, Toads, and More to Your Garden by April Pulley Sayre
Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies, and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart.
Gardening with children is a pleasure in itself, but when you learn to include wildlife in your plans, gardening becomes an even more joyful family experience. Creating a garden that invites wildlife opens up a wider world of nature for investigation, inspiration, and delight. Begin to see your yard from an animal’s perspective; discover plants that attract colorful birds and bugs; embrace sensory experiences that native plants and creatures bring; and understand how your yard fits into the surrounding landscape. Along the way you will discover simple ways you can actively support wildlife in your immediate environment, no matter where you live. This family-friendly guide to wildlife gardening leads you on a path to discovery, where trees are transformed into bird and animal habitats, where sunny spots are revered for dragonfly viewing, and where your entire garden becomes an animal-welcoming kingdom. Category: Parenting & Relationships > Family Activities
Survivalist Magazine Issue #9 - Urban Survival by Lucinda BaileyDoug Bell Kevin Reeve Jeff Anderson Dianne Bjanrson Nurse Amy/ Dr. Bones Corcceigh Green Sam Coffman David Morris
This Kindle edition is a direct reproduction of articles from the highly sought after print magazine. Only design graphics and ads have been removed for compatibility for all Kindle devices.
Table of Contents(This issue includes):
Emergency Childbirth, Flash Mob Riot Escape, Home Fortifications and Security, Urban Food Production, Bug Out Vehicles, Finding Your Rural Homestead, Becoming the Gray Man: Hiding in Plain Sight, Container Gardening: Building Quality Soil, Survival Sanitation, Urban Survival Tips, Bugging In: Urban Survival at Home, Pistol Carbines, Tactics & Tips for Urban Survival, How to Make Ethanol, Enhanced Dakota Fire Pit, Tangible Assets & Barter Items, Defense Against a Grab, Camouflage: Art & Science of Concealment and More!
Survivalist Magazine is the most respected resource for prepping and self-reliance! Category: Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation
Planting, by famed landscape architects Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, is a groundbreaking moment in horticulture. It is the first book to share Oudolf’s original planting plans and plant groupings and the only book to explicitly show how his gardens and landscapes are made.Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of this approach and Planting makes Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology and performance accessible, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture as well as the way they perform in the landscape. A detailed directory, with details each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, its tendency to spread, and propensity to self-seed, is an invaluable resource.
Planting is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.
The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach by Ben Falk
The Resilient Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition.Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as unworthy farmland. Falk's wide array of fruit trees, rice paddies(relatively unheard of in the Northeast), ducks, nuts, and earth-inspired buildings is a hopeful image for the future of regenerative agriculture and modern homesteading.The book covers nearly every strategy Falk and his team have been testing at the Whole Systems Research Farm over the past decade, as well as experiments from other sites Falk has designed through his off-farm consulting business. The book includes detailed information on earthworks; gravity-fed water systems; species composition; the site-design process; site management; fuelwood hedge production and processing; human health and nutrient-dense production strategies; rapid topsoil formation and remineralization; agroforestry/silvopasture/grazing; ecosystem services, especially regarding flood mitigation; fertility management; human labor and social-systems aspects; tools/equipment/appropriate technology; and much more, complete with gorgeous photography and detailed design drawings.The Resilient Homestead is more than just a book of tricks and techniques for regenerative site development, but offers actual working results in living within complex farm-ecosystems based on research from the "great thinkers" in permaculture, and presents a viable home-scale model for an intentional food-producing ecosystem in cold climates, and beyond. Inspiring to would-be homesteaders everywhere, but especially for those who find themselves with "unlikely" farming land, Falk is an inspiration in what can be done by imitating natural systems, and making the most of what we have by re-imagining what's possible. A gorgeous case study for the homestead of the future. Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design