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Permaculture & Forest Gardening - eBooks Previews, Exerpts Archive

Permaculture & Forest Gardening - eBooks Previews, Exerpts Archive
// May 1st, 2012 // agriculture With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit forest, alternative ways to keep livestock, and more… Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. In Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture readers will learn: How he sets up a permaculture systemThe fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growingHow to construct terraces, ponds, and waterwaysHow to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the landHow to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farmand much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book’s greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. Related:  Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures Permaculture means 'permanent culture,' (or 'permanent agriculture') and ...'is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.' (Bill Mollison) This course will explore, through lectures, discussions, field trips, and required projects, a design/thinking methodology that seeks to profide for our physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. Download all lectures for Free here: Watch online all lectures for Free here: See also: Introduction to Permaculture - 18 part webinar with Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture - This is an 18 part 90 minute intro to permaculture webinar with Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture in Illinois. Documentary Films - Permaculture / Organic FarmingEbooks - Permaculture & Forest Gardening Free Documentary Films ArchiveFree Full Ebooks Archive

เพอร์มาคัลเจอร์ : พืชวงศ์ถั่ว | บ้านสวนพอเพียง Re: พืชวงศ์ถั่ว พี่สายพิณ ทางใต้ก็มีทานกันหลายต้น อย่างเช่น สะตอ ลูกเนียง ลูกเหรียง ลักษณะคล้ายๆ กันกับมะค่า คือ มีประโยชน์แต่ทานมากๆ ไม่ดี เพราะมีสารที่เป็นพิษอยู่บ้าง การเพาะและการต้มเป็นเทคนิคในการลดปริมาณสารพิษลงไป เช่น ลูกเนียง หรือชะเนียง มีกรดแจงโคลิค (djenkolic acid) ซึ่งเป็นกรดอะมิโนที่มีกรดกำมะถันสูงมาก และเป็นพิษต่อร่างกาย สารเป็นพิษชนิดนี้จะทำลายระบบประสาทของไตให้เสื่อมลง ถ้ารับประทานลูกเนียงดิบเป็นจำนวนมาก จะทำให้ปัสสาวะไม่ออก หรือปัสสาวะไม่สะดวก ปัสสาวะขุ่นขาวเป็นสีน้ำนม อาจมีอาการปวดท้อง คลื่นไส้ อาเจียนอย่างรุนแรง ในรายที่รุนแรงมากๆ อาจจะถึงเสียชีวิตมาก การป้องกันพิษของลูกเนียง ก่อนที่จะนำมารับประทาน : ให้นำลูกเนียงมาเพาะในทรายให้หน่องอกแล้วตัดหน่อทิ้งเสีย พิษของลูกเนียงจะลดน้อยลง หั่นลูกเนียงเป็นแผ่นบางๆ ตากแดดให้มาดก่อนจะนำมารับประทาน พิษของมันจะลดลง ต้มลูกเนียงในน้ำที่ผสมด้วยโซเดียมไบคาร์บอเนตนาน 10 นาที จะทำให้กรดแจงโคลิคลดลงครึ่งหนึ่ง :bye: “Stupidity is an attempt to iron out all differences, and not to use them or value them creatively.” ― Bill Mollison

Small Farms’ Large Benefits As drought becomes increasingly common, farmers worldwide are struggling to maintain crop yields. In the United States, farmers are experiencing the most severe drought in more than a half-century. As a result, global corn, wheat, and soybean prices rose in July and August, and remain high. But the severe dry spell parching croplands across the US is only the latest in a global cycle of increasingly frequent and damaging droughts. In Africa’s Sahel region, millions of people are facing hunger for the third time since 2005. Lack of rain in the region and volatile global food prices have made a bad situation worse. Follow Project Syndicate on Facebook or Twitter. This does not bode well for our future. The International Fund for Agricultural Development sees enormous potential in Africa’s agricultural sector, which experienced 4.8% growth in 2009, compared to 3.8% in the Asia-Pacific region and only 1.4% in Latin America and the Caribbean. Africa can feed itself.

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. Plants For A Future: Survey and Research Project on 'The Field' - A report is now available of the recently completed survey and research project on the 'The Field', the experimental site of Ken and Addy Fern ( Plants For A Future founders) in Cornwall, where they carried out research and provided information on edible and otherwise useful plants suitable for growing outdoors in a temperate climate. Best of the Permaculture Drylands Magazine - Now Online!

New Page 5 พืชของไทยที่มีศักยภาพในการปรับปรุงพันธุ์ Common Buckwheat Introduction | Description | Adaptation | Properties and uses | Agronomy | Pest Management | Marketing Introduction Common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is thought to have originated in central and western China from a wild Asian species Fagropyrum cymosum. The Scots coined the word "buckwheat" from two Anglo-Saxon terms, boc(beech) and whoet(wheat). World acreage of buckwheat has been as high as 5 million acres (2 million hectares). In Canada, buckwheat production was approximately 150,000 acres (60,700 hectares) in the late 1970's and early 1980's but has since declined to 30,000 to 40,000 acres (12,000 - 16,000 hectares) annually. Description Buckwheat is an annual, characterised by large heart-shaped leaves. Figure 1. The fruiting structure of buckwheat is on axillary or terminal racemes with densely clustered flowers (Figure 2). Figure 2. Buckwheat has an indeterminate growth habit, so the crop does not mature uniformly. Adaptation Buckwheat thrives in cool, moist climates.

Free Documentary Films Archive - Permaculture Media Blog Permaculture Design for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming – Free eBook // May 1st, 2012 // Uncategorized A promising development approach for addressing food and nutrition insecurity for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) is permaculture. In the context of OVC programming, permaculture helps guide communities toward permanent solutions for food and nutrition security, while ensuring that these options exist harmoniously within their environment. The purpose of this technical brief is to provide an overview of permaculture programming as a sustainable, non-donor-dependent tool for improving the health, food, and nutrition security and livelihoods of OVC and their families. Download the Permaculture Design for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming Technical Brief (PDF, 581 KB) Introduction Among children under five years of age in the developing world, nearly one-quarter are underweight (127 million) and one-third are stunted (195 million). Specifically, this brief aims to:

hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. I do think there are some considerations to keep in mind. Another thing to keep in mind is that wood is high in carbon and will consume nitrogen to do the compost thing. Pine and fir will have some levels of tanins in them, but I'm guessing that most of that will be gone when the wood has been dead for a few years. In the drawings at right, the artist is trying to show that while the wood decomposes and shrinks, the leaves, duff and accumulating organic matter from above will take it's place.

Healthy News and Information by ANDREW MARTIN “The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.” Observe and Interact Over forty years ago, Bill Mollison, with the help of David Holmgren, helped develop a blueprint for sustainable living. Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share Apart from the design principles, permaculture promotes three main ethics which many native cultures once practiced: Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share. Permaculture Works with Nature and is Regenerative Most of us are all-too-familiar with the ill effect the industrial food system has had on our planet. The difference between permaculture and modern industrial agriculture is that permaculture works with nature as opposed to against nature. Share: Comments

BLOG – THE LATEST POSTS » Soil Doctor George Monbiot posted an article a few days ago in the Guardian about the negative garden effects of a persistent herbicide called Aminopyralid. Aminopyralid is a broadleaf herbicide used to control “weeds” in turf grasses, pastures and rangeland. Manures from animals eating these grasses still contain non-degraded Aminopyralid and therefore if applied to soil growing broadleaf plants will damage those plants. I made a comment post on George’s article and I think it is worth repeating here. We all need to keep our eyes open when dealing with manure and compost feedstocks that may contain persistent herbicides: Please excuse the long post but this is very important for those of us making composts and/or using manures as soil fertilizers. The problem goes beyond aminopyralid and just manures. First, people should know that Monbiot got his aminopyralid definition incorrect. A broadleaf herbicide does not kill or affect monocot grasses. Buena suerte. ShareThis