Five Acres and Independence

Author: M. G. Kains

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365165612

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

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This classic bestseller became that way because of it's very practical and honest appraisal of how a person can get from crowded, noisy, dangerous city life to a peaceful, calm, satisfaction-filled lifestyle in a rural or even suburban setting. This is the streamlined edition, which is designed to be more affordable and take up less space in your pocket or backpack. Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will enjoy Maurice G. Kains' practical and easy-to-understand descriptions of what small-scale farming means. A perpetual classic, readers of Five Acres and Independence have moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm. Whether it all starts with some flowerboxes outside your apartment window, a small back yard in a subdivision, or your few acres (even a vacant lot next door or down the street) you can start today with getting healthier food for you and your family, plus the satisfaction of being self-sufficient.

Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and Management of the Small Farm

Author: Maurice G. Kains

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781388194222

Category: Gardening

Page: 386

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Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Countless readers of Five Acres and Independence have come away with specific projects to begin and moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm.

The Call of the Land (2nd Edition) - An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century

Author: Steven McFadden

Publisher: NorlightsPress

ISBN: 1935254456

Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 206

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The Call of the Land is a sourcebook exploring positive pathways for food security, economic stability, environmental repair, and cultural renewal. This book shows how everyone can respond creatively to the challenges we face. From community gardens and locavore restaurants to urban farms and local food banks, this book is a survey and synthesis of the great transition that is underway.

The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables

More In-Depth Lean Techniques for Efficient Organic Production

Author: Ben Hartman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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At Clay Bottom Farm, author Ben Hartman and staff practice kaizen, or continuous improvement, cutting out more waste—of time, labor, space, money, and more—every year and aligning their organic production more tightly with customer demand. Applied alongside other lean principles originally developed by the Japanese auto industry, the end result has been increased profits and less work. In this field-guide companion to his award-winning first book, The Lean Farm, Hartman shows market vegetable growers in even more detail how Clay Bottom Farm implements lean thinking in every area of their work, including using kanbans, or replacement signals, to maximize land use; germination chambers to reduce defect waste; and right-sized machinery to save money and labor and increase efficiency. From finding land and assessing infrastructure needs to selling perfect produce at the farmers market, The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables digs deeper into specific, tested methods for waste-free farming that not only help farmers become more successful but make the work more enjoyable. These methods include: Using Japanese paper pot transplanters Building your own germinating chambers Leaning up your greenhouse Making and applying simple composts Using lean techniques for pest and weed control Creating Heijunka, or load-leveling calendars for efficient planning Farming is not static, and improvement requires constant change. The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables offers strategies for farmers to stay flexible and profitable even in the face of changing weather and markets. Much more than a simple exercise in cost-cutting, lean farming is about growing better, not cheaper, food—the food your customers want.

Extraordinary Jobs in Agriculture and Nature

Author: Alecia T. Devantier,Carol A. Turkington

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811169X

Category: Agriculture

Page: 173

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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

Drop City

Roman

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239685

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Boyles grandiose Geschichte einer Hippie-Kommune, die von Kalifornien nach Alaska zieht, mit allen berechenbaren und unberechenbaren Folgen. "Drop City" ist der Roman einer naiven und idealistischen Generation, die das Lebensgefühl von vielen von Grund auf verändert und bis auf den heutigen Tag geprägt hat. Satirisch, realistisch, skurril.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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Rain Dogs

Kriminalroman

Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518748483

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Unruhen bekämpfen, Herzschmerz und Fälle aufklären, die aber nicht vor Gericht gebracht werden dürfen, darin ist Sean Duffy als katholischer Bulle in Nordirland inzwischen Spezialist. Immerhin bekommt er es zum zweiten Mal in seiner Karriere mit einem locked room mystery zu tun, und welcher Bulle – in Nordirland oder sonstwo, katholisch oder nicht – kann das schon von sich behaupten? Die Journalistin Lily Bigelow wird im Hof von Carrickfergus Castle, wo sie sich allem Anschein nach über Nacht hat einschließen lassen, tot aufgefunden. Selbstmord, glaubt man, aber ein paar Dinge geben Sean Duffy zu denken, und er weigert sich, es dabei zu belassen. Duffy findet heraus, dass Bigelow an einer verheerenden Enthüllung in Sachen Korruption und Amtsmissbrauch innerhalb der höchsten Regierungskreise Großbritanniens und darüber hinaus gearbeitet hat. Und so sieht er sich mit zwei schwerwiegenden Problemen konfrontiert: Wer hat Lily Bigelow umgebracht? Und was wollte er oder sie damit vertuschen?