Creating a Forest Garden: Working With Nature to Grow Edible Crops | by Martin Crawford
Martin takes you step by step through the process of designing, implementing and maintaining a forest garden. Trees, shrubs, perennials, short-lived plants and fungi can all be integrated into one system and this book tells you how to do it. Includes descriptions of many uncommon edible plants suitable for temperate climates.
If you want one book on forest gardening then this is the one to get!
Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems | by Daniel Halsey, Bryce Ruddock, and Wayne Weiseman
The guild concept often used is one of a “functional relationship” between plants–beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization.
This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations.
Included is information on:
- What we can observe about natural plant guilds in the wild and the importance of observation;
- Detailed research on the structure of plant guilds, and a portrait of an oak tree (a guild unto itself);
- Animal interactions with plant guilds;
- Steps to guild design, construction, and dynamics: from assessment to design to implementation;
- Fifteen detailed plant guilds, five each from the three authors based on their unique perspectives;
- Guild project management: budgets, implementation, management, and maintenance.
The Resilient Farm and Homestead | by Ben Falk
Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as unworkable. Falk’s wide array of fruit trees, rice paddies (relatively unheard of in the Northeast), ducks, nuts, and earth-inspired buildings is a hopeful image for the future of regenerative agriculture and modern homesteading.
The book includes detailed information on:
- Gravity-fed water systems
- Fuelwood hedge production and processing
- Human health through nutrient-dense production strategies
- Rapid topsoil formation and remineralization
- Agroforestry, silvopasture & grazing
- Species composition
- The site-design process and site management
- Ecosystem services, especially regarding flood mitigation
- Tools, equipment, and appropriate technology guides
- A “Homestead Vulnerability” checklist
- Resiliency Aptitude quiz and skills list for emergencies
- And much more!
The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods | by Brett McLeod
This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.
Biodynamic Gardening: Grow Healthy Plants and Amazing Produce with the Help of the Moon and Nature’s Cycles | by Monty Waldin
Biodynamic gardening makes use of natural cycles and mindful planting to take organic gardening to the next level, and Biodynamic Gardening covers everything. Topics include soil preparations, lunar charts, composting, cycles of rest, rich and healthy soil, organically controlling pests, ripening plants, and more. Grow delicious vegetables and healthy food, or grow beautiful blooms and flowers with the information you’ll find in Biodynamic Gardening.
Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Allies | by Akira Silver
Trees of Power explains how we can work with ten arboreal allies, specifically focusing on propagation, planting, and individual species. Author Akiva Silver is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience running his own commercial nursery. In this book he clearly explains the most important concepts necessary for success with perennial woody plants. It’s broken down into two parts: the first covering concepts and horticultural skills and the second with in-depth information on individual species. You’ll learn different ways to propagate trees: by seed, grafting, layering, or with cuttings. These time-honored techniques make it easy for anyone to increase their stock of trees, simply and inexpensively.
Ten chapters focus on the specific ecology, culture, and uses of different trees, ones that are common to North America and in other temperate parts of the world:
- Chestnut: The Bread Tree
- Apples: The Magnetic Center
- Poplar: The Homemaker
- Ash: Maker of Wood
- Mulberry: The Giving Tree
- Elderberry: The Caretaker
- Hickory: Pillars of Life
- Hazelnut: The Provider
- Black Locust: The Restoration Tree
- Beech: The Root Runner
Back To Eden Gardening Documentary Film – How to Grow a Vegetable Garden | Starring Paul Gautschi
Back to Eden shares the story of Paul Gautschi and his lifelong journey walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive organic gardening methods of sustainable provision that were given to Man in the garden of Eden. Learn how to grow an organic vegetable garden the best and easiest way! Grow fruits and veggies with less labor, less watering, fewer weeds, and an extremely abundant harvest! Paul Gautschi, the founder of Back to Eden Gardening, has popularized the use of FREE wood chip mulch from tree trimmings in vegetable gardens and orchards.
13 Month, 28 Day Calendar | Global Council for Calendar Awareness (G.C.C.A.)
“As the year 2000 (according to the accepted Earth calendar of the time) was drawing to a close, the Russian leadership was still in the process of determining the country’s path of future development.”
– Anastasia, “Who Are We?”, Book 5 of the Ringing Cedars of Russia series.
According to Anastasia, humanity in the future will have accepted a new calendar. Have you ever considered the effects of the current 12-month calendar on our beliefs, customs, choices, behaviors, and actual relationship with time? Could humanity benefit by simply attuning to the natural standard of 13 Months/Moons of 28 days each?
Anastasia USA has a strong relationship with the team at 13months28days.info, and we believe their 13 month calendar is the answer humanity needs.
To change the calendar from the erroneous Gregorian calendar to the mathematical harmony and elegance of the 13-Month, 28-Day calendar constitutes a quantum evolutionary leap for humanity.