100 Best Books: Homesteading & Perma

100 Best Books: Homesteading & Perma
If you've ever considered getting into Permaculture, or if you're a veteran Permaculturist who's looking for a new skill to master, the following resources are the absolute best places for you to get started. Each of these books has the potential to introduce you to a whole new skill that you can enjoy for literally the rest of your life! You will find here links to over 60 Free eBook previews and full eBooks! Feel free to post down at the bottom if there are other books you would include on this list. Enjoy and Share with Your friends! Sophia


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Free Homesteading Library Catalogue HOME PAGE Sovereignty Library Catalog List of new titles recently added to the library Homesteading Library Catalogue Borsodi, Ralph. Flight From The City. New York: Harper & Row, 1933. Chronicles the Borsodi family's journey from job-in-the-city dependency to self-sufficient country independence. How To Use Pee In Your Garden If you can get over the ewwww factor, pee-cycling your own urine into the garden makes good sense. Fresh urine is high in nitrogen, moderate in phosphorus and low in potassium and can act as an excellent high-nitrogen liquid fertilizer or as a compost accelerator. Components of Urine The exact breakdown of urine varies depending on the diet of the pee-maker.

Shropshire Master Composters News: How to make a compost bin from old car tyres We were chatting the other day about how to keep a recycling theme to your gardening and home composting and we really like the idea of making compost bins yourself out of recycled materials. I've seen people compost in deceased fridge-freezers, old tea chests, sometimes using worn carpets or polyethelyne sheeting or making their own from old wooden pallets. But one of the simplest systems though is the old car tyre stack. Its got alot of pros as a material its very robust and long lasting, its also insulating and because its black it gets a bit warmer in the sunshine which assists the composting process. Its also very strong so its pretty rat-proof. Here's one we made earlier...

How to Grow Perennial Vegetables This is the latest offering from the prolific and encyclopedic Martin Crawford of the Agroforestry Research Trust in Devon where he has tested a huge number of plants of all kinds in his two acre forest garden, established 20 years ago. For a low maintenance, food producing design, such as a forest garden, perennial vegetables can provide an ideal understorey or ground cover accompaniment to a top storey of fruit and nut trees – and Martin has proved that there are a great many such plants available for all niches. The book's design is elegantly straightforward with the first quarter covering the practical issues involved, such as: the reasons for growing perennial veg; how to design them into a garden, and how to grow and look after them. The rest of the book looks at many perennials that can be used productively. As well as vegetables, also included are grains, tubers, aquatic plants and some vegetatively edible trees.

Edible Flowers Recipes: Allegheny County Gardens Edible Flowers Recipes 2013 Recipes Print Version Basil Lemonade - GFStrawberry Lavender Lemonade - GFEdible Flower Cream Cheese Spread with CrackersRose Geranium, Lemon Verbena and Lavender Wine Jellies - GFRoasted Red Pepper Soup with Nasturtiums - GFBeef with Cherry Rose Chutney - GFShrimp with Orange Ginger Sauce and Edible Flowers - GFChicken with Lavender Honey - GFSpring Greens Salad with Mixed Edible Flowers and Lavender Blueberry Vinegar Dressing - GFOriental Broccoli SaladSeasonal Fruit Salad with Lemon Verbena Lime Dressing - GFOrange Rosemary PastaRose Petal Ice CreamAlmond Shortbread Cookies with Rose / Cinnamon DustingRussian Tea Cakes with LavenderDark Chocolate Bark with Lavender, Pretzels, Caramel and Sea SaltGF - Gluten-free 2011 Recipes Print Version

Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Tilapia in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Portable Farms® Modular Aquaponics Systems (Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013) Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world. Please read an endorsement from a Commercial Aquaponics Farmer and License Holder for Portable Farms® in Botswana, Africa, that we received on August 18, 2013: CLICK HERE. If you are an investor and you’d like to know more about becoming a distributor or dealer for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, please read these two important articles: 1) Dealerships, 2) Distributorships for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems.

Finding Funding Contacts / RHS Campaign for School Gardening There are many bodies, large and small, that you can approach for funding. Your local councils should be able to provide lists of local funders, and a selection of mainly national funders is listed below. Most have a website which you can link to by clicking on the name. Large horticultural organisations and seed companies with an educational remit may also supply items free of charge. The Association of Gardens Trusts Find your local Gardens Trust; some can provide grants for schools, and most will provide advice. Awards for All Lottery-funded grants of between £300 and £10,000 (£5,000 in Wales) for programmes that improve communities and the lives of people within them. Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration & Ultimate Food Security Masanobu Fukuoka's first book, The One-Straw Revolution, introduced natural farming, a nature-integrated practice similar to 'original' permaculture, to a world where the environmental movement had just begun. As this plant pathologist-turned-farmer-philosopher journeyed around the world as a result of the popularity of his book and ideas, Fukuoka was shocked at the environmental degradation and desertification he saw. Sowing Seeds in the Desert, his final book, is his plan to set a 'Second Genesis' in motion: a green revolution led by vegetables, grasses, and trees. Natural farming isn't just another 'method' but rather a way of thinking and living that goes beyond even organic farming. Fukuoka examines science, economics, politics and medicine, arguing that humanity's quest for knowledge and wealth only increases the divide between ourselves and nature, resulting in illness, unhappiness and a deeply damaged planet.