Free eBooks Archive - Permaculture Media Blog See also: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. It argues that people should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War. Project Libellus Cui dono... Welcome to project Libellus, an ongoing attempt to provide a library of classical Latin (and Greek) texts with minimal redistribution restrictions. The archive is physically located at the University of Washington, Seattle, and is currently being run by Konrad Schroder and Owen Ewald. The intent of the project is to make available fairly good-quality texts at no cost; it is not to provide guaranteed top quality texts. If you are willing to pay for extreme quality, there are other organizations that will allow you to do that. The texts that we supply (rather than mirror) are either those donated to us (or released into the Public Domain) by the editor, or those whose copyright has expired, and so are in the Public Domain.
Soil An important factor influencing the productivity of our planet's various ecosystems is the nature of their soils. Soils are vital for the existence of many forms of life that have evolved on our planet. For example, soils provide vascular plants with a medium for growth and supply these organisms with most of their nutritional requirements. Further, the nutrient status of ecosystem's soils not only limit both plant growth, but also the productivity of consumer type organisms further down the food chain. Figure 1: Most soils contain four basic components: mineral particles, water, air, and organic matter.
Useful Links - Ecology Building Society We've gathered together a range of links to help you find out more about sustainable living. Choose a category to find out more. Activism Healthy Soil - Management | Corn | Soybeans | Forages | Cereals | Dry Edible Beans | | Spring and Winter Canola | Other Crops | Soil Management | | Soil Fertility and Nutrient Use | Field Scouting | | On-Farm Stored Grain Management | Weed Control | | Insects and Pests of Field Crops | Diseases of Field Crops | Appendices | Pub 811: Agronomy Guide > Soil Management > Building a Healthy Soil Order OMAFRA Publication 811: Agronomy Guide for Field Crops The key to success in building a healthy soil is effective management of the soil organic matter. As discussed earlier, the organic matter is made up of three parts: active, moderately stable and very stable. The active portion is the part that management can have the most influence on.
Guide To Setting Up An Edible Rooftop Garden Here is our new how-to guide "Guide to Setting up Your Own Edible Rooftop Garden"!!! Get our new publication (now available in English)! The Rooftop Garden Project team has written a step-by-step guide to assist you in the creation and horticultural and social success of your own rooftop garden. The guide is written for groups, individuals and establishments that would like to create an urban edible rooftop garden for educational, social, therapeutic or environmental reasons but may not have access to the necessary space to do so in the soil. Our objective is to facilitate the process of creation of these edible, natural urban oases so that more and more people will learn about rooftop gardening to discover its benefits.
The Online Books Page Listing over 2 million free books on the Web - Updated Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Search our Listings -- New Listings -- Authors -- Titles -- Subjects -- Serials More open access journals now listed here -- Blog (Everybody's Libraries) -- Latest Book Listings A Celebration of Women Writers -- Banned Books Online -- Prize Winners Online Soil Soil is the mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids and a myriad of micro- and macro- organisms that can support plant life. It is a natural body that exists as part of the pedosphere and it performs four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of the atmosphere; and it is a habitat for organisms that take part in decomposition and creation of a habitat for other organisms. Soil is considered the "skin of the earth" with interfaces between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Soil consists of a solid phase (minerals & organic matter) as well as a porous phase that holds gases and water. Accordingly, soils are often treated as a three-state system.
14 Companion Plants to Repel Beetles and Other Garden Pests One aspect of companion planting that can be quite useful in the vegetable patch is partnering plants in hopes of repelling certain pests. While many pest-deterring companion planting tactics have yet to be scientifically proven, there’s no doubt that several of them are quite effective in deterring certain pests in the garden, even if they’ve only been “proven” via hand-me-down knowledge. Even if a particular pest-deterring plant partnership doesn’t work in your garden, it certainly won’t cause it any harm. Here are a handful of my favorite plants for discouraging pests in the vegetable garden to jumpstart your companion planting endeavors. 1.