Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter.
More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high.
In China, bonsai, as a part of penjing, is often called “tree penjing,” or “tree in a pot.” The Chinese divide penjing into three categories: tree penjing, landscape penjing, and water and land penjing.
This book showcases the Chinese art of penjing in all its aspects for the benefit of penjing aficionados and all other readers interested in Chinese culture.
Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating–and sometimes harrowing–tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them.
The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.
Presenting 17 essays by 17 scholars from almost as many disciplines of knowledge, this volume contains a rich tapestry of stories from–and about–‘the field’, from early modern times until the present day.
Taking us around the globe, from Europe to Asia, from the Arctic to Africa and America, this book investigates the entanglement of scientific, political, social, cultural, and personal interests and agendas that have shaped, and still shape, our effort to explore, explain, and exploit the world.
Both penjing and bonsai are art forms that express the beauty of nature.Seed saving helps gardeners maintain important regional varieties that are well suited for specific conditions, encourages plant diversity, and helps promote plants with the best texture, flavor, and variety.is an authoritative guide from experts around the globe.by Eric Toensmeier with contributions from Jonathan Bates When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick.The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a “permaculture paradise” replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa—all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot.Supported by research from the global conservation organizations Arche Noah and Pro Specie Rara, it features information on how to maximize seed quality and yield for more than 100 crop plants.