* Design ideas and planting plans for wildlife-friendly gardens
* Wildlife gallery showing common birds, mammals, amphibians and insects and how to attract them to your garden
* How to create natural habitats
* Recommended trees, shrubs and flowers for biodiversity
* Seasonal tasks for the year
In this illuminating book, Ken Thompson explains that encouraging wildlife is actually entirely compatible with ordinary gardening, costs next to nothing and is almost completely effortless. Packed with helpful hints and tips, the book shows us how easy it is to fill our gardens with everything from foxes, frogs and mice to butterflies, ladybirds and literally thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies. Why should we? Because we'll be promoting the biodiversity of the UK, we'll be reconnecting with nature, getting more from our gardens, and we'll be doing our plants a favour.
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.
This book guides you through the process of not only growing, but successfully cultivating wheatgrass for your own personal use in nearly any endeavor, from selling at local farmers markets to mixing in with your home made smoothies. You will learn what wheatgrass does for you and your body; providing the necessary energy you need to lose weight and helping to fight illness by boosting your immune system. You will learn how to grow your own wheatgrass and how chlorophyll functions within wheatgrass, reducing environmental hazards, cleaning your blood with unique enzymes, improving liver function, and deodorizing the body.
The nutritional benefits of wheatgrass are outlined in detail for anyone who wants to benefit from them, including the vitamin contents, and comparisons to other super foods. The minerals, amino acids, cancer fighting aspects, and weight loss potential of wheat grass are outlined in detail for you alongside instructions on how to grow and juice your own wheatgrass regardless of where you live. Top wheatgrass growers and experts have been interviewed and have provided their take on how you can start using it to cleanse your body and increase your nutritional intake every day. For anyone who has ever considered wheat grass's super food potential for their greenhouse or garden, this guide is everything you need.
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