Practical Permaculture

Practical Permaculture Author Jessi Bloom
ISBN-10 9781604697421
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 336
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“Practical Permaculture is powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.” —Joel Salatin, farmer and author Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, offer authoritative, in-depth, hands-on advice that shares a holistic approach to sustainable living. Permaculture is a growing trend, but still a daunting concept to many. New to permaculture principles and techniques? The guesswork will be eliminated by paging through this invaluable resource. Already an expert? This guide will surely make an important addition to your sustainable agriculture reference shelf.



Food Not Lawns

Food Not Lawns Author Heather Jo Flores
ISBN-10 9781603580830
Release 2006-10-15
Pages 344
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Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution—it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt. Food Not Lawns combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject. Activist and urban gardener Heather Flores shares her nine-step permaculture design to help farmsteaders and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, promote biodiversity, and increase natural habitat in their own "paradise gardens." But Food Not Lawns doesn't begin and end in the seed bed. This joyful permaculture lifestyle manual inspires readers to apply the principles of the paradise garden—simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community—to all aspects of life. Plant "guerilla gardens" in barren intersections and medians; organize community meals; start a street theater troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; work with children to create garden play spaces. Flores cares passionately about the damaged state of our environment and the ills of our throwaway society. In Food Not Lawns, she shows us how to reclaim the earth one garden at a time.



The Permaculture City

The Permaculture City Author Toby Hemenway
ISBN-10 9781603585279
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 288
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Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.



Whole Earth

Whole Earth Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105029402729
Release 1997
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Desert or Paradise

Desert or Paradise Author Sepp Holzer
ISBN-10 9781603584654
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 224
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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 5,000 feet above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, and waterways, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures. Fans of Sepp Holzer have come from all over the world to see the productivity of his farm, a veritable permaculture paradise. His first book, Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, offers a detailed guide to what Holzer has achieved on his farm. Many readers might have wondered-but how can we achieve this on a global scale? Luckily, his newest book, Desert or Paradise, examines Holzer's core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, and reconnecting mankind with nature, applied to reforestation and water conservation across the world. Through years of consultation with other countries, Holzer has developed a core philosophy for reconnecting mankind with nature even in arid or otherwise "lost-cause" regions. He details a process he calls "Grundierung," a term from painting meaning "base coat," which goes into great detail the importance of water, and Desert or Paradise offers his concept and guide to construction of large water reservoirs in arid, rainfall-dependent regions with examples from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal. Holzer describes the ecological and economic benefits of these changes, as well as the use of a variety of plant and animal species for further integration and regeneration of the surrounding areas, including reasons for reforestation and the cause and use of forest fires. Holzer also outlines his ten points of sustainable self-reliance and how these methods can help feed the world, such as the need to regulate the water budget, eliminate factory livestock farming, bring more fallow or unused areas into production, enlarge crop areas by using terracing and Holzer-style raised beds, regionalize instead of globalize, fight for land reform and engage in community building, go back to the ancient farming wisdom, and change the educational system. Also included are Holzer's ideas on beekeeping, humane slaughtering, nature spirits, the loss of roots in our society in general, and in politics especially.



Traumpfade

Traumpfade Author Bruce Chatwin
ISBN-10 3937793283
Release 2004
Pages 368
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Affluenza

Affluenza Author John De Graaf
ISBN-10 3570500268
Release 2002
Pages 415
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Entsage dem Getümmel, zieh' den Fernsehstecker, kündige deinem Internetprovider, stell' das Radio aus ... reise weniger, kauf' weniger Plunder, meide das Einkaufszentrum, schalte den Anrufbeantworter ab, wirf dein Handy weg, vereinfache dein Leben ... Diese Botschaft vermitteln der Wirtschaftsprofessor Thomas H. Naylor, der Kulturkritiker John de Graaf und der Umweltexperte David Wann auf unterhaltsame Weise, indem sie Ursachen und Wirkung des Konsumverhaltens als Krankheit (eben Affluenza) mit vielfältigen Symptomen (Stress, Überschuldung, Umweltverschmutzung, Bindungsverlust etc.) beschreiben. Basierend auf einem Dokumentarfilm im staatlichen Fernsehen der USA von 1997, werden die materiellen, psychischen und ökologischen Kosten unserer 'Überflussgesellschaft' belegt und Gegenstrategien (Therapien) entwickelt, wie man sich als Individuum dem Konsumdruck entziehen kann. Ein radikaler Ansatz zu einer anderen Lebensqualität, der manchen Lesern weltfremd, anderen doch recht lebensnah vorkommen wird.



Oko Kapitalismus

Oko Kapitalismus Author Paul Hawken
ISBN-10 140003941X
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 512
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In "Oko- Kapitalismus, three top strategists show how leading hedge companies are practicing "a new type of industrialism" that is more efficient and profitable, while saving the environment and creating jobs. Paul Hawken and Amory and Hunter Lovins write that in the next century cars will get 200 miles per gallon without compromising safety and power, manufacturers will relentlessly recycle their products, and the world's standard of living will jump without further damaging natural resources. "Is this the vision of a utopia? In fact, the changes described here could come about in the decades to come as the result of economic and technological trends already in place," the authors write. Die Wirtschaftsstragien der Zukunft werden sich an der effizienten Nutzung natuerlicher Ressourcen orientieren. Sie werden damit nicht nur umweltbedingte und soziale Probleme loesen, sondern auch Wohlstand bringen. Seit Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts haben wir Menschen die Natur in groesserem Umfang zerstoert als in allen historischen Epochen davor. Saemtliche lebenden Systeme, die Waelder und Grasflaechen, die Savannen und Steppen, die Fluesse und Meere, die Korallenriffe und die Atmosphaere befinden sich in einem Zustand hoechster Gefaehrdung. Nicht nur die erneuerbaren Ressourcen drohen sich zu erschoepfen, das Leben selbst befindet sich auf dem Rueckzug. Wir laufen Gefahr, das natuerliche Kapital der Erde zu verlieren. Fuer Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins und Hunter Lovins offenbaren sich in dieser Entwicklung die Schatten der industriellen Revolution des 19. Jahrhunderts, die zwar zu einer ungeheuren Steigerung der Produktivitaet des einzelnen fuehrte, am Ende jedoch in einen Krieg gegen die Naturmuendete. Was die Autoren fordern, ist ein radikales Umdenken in Richtung auf eine neue Form des Wirtschaftens, in der die Dienstleistungen der Natur nicht ignoriert werden. Die Dienste, die uns die natuerlichen Systeme leisten, sind vielfaeltig. Ein Wald etwa liefert nicht nur Holz. Er bindet auch Kohlendioxid, schuetzt vor UEberschwemmungen, speichert Naehrstoffe in seinem Boden und vieles mehr. Dass wir uns verhalten haben, als waeren diese Dienste wertlos, fuehrt zu einem grossen Desaster. In Wahrheit naemlich ist der Wert dieser Dienstleistungen geradezu unendlich. Keine Technik kann das lebenserhaltende, hochintelligente und komplexe System des Planeten ersetzen. Wuerden wir jedoch tatsaechlich einen Preis ansetzen, dann beliefe sich der Wert der Dienstleistungen des natuerlichen Kapitalstocks, der jedes Jahr direkt in die Gesellschaft fliesst, auf 33 Billionen Dollar. Der natuerliche Kapitalstock selbst waere mit 400 bis 500 Billionen Dollar zu veranschlagen. Aus diesen Zahlen wird deutlich, wie verantwortungslos und verschwenderisch wir in der Vergangenheit gewirtschaftet haben. Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins und Hunter Lovins stellen dem industriellen Kapitalismus ihr Konzept des Oko-Kapitalismus gegenueber, in dem allen Formen des Kapitals ein Wert zuerkannt wird. Die Dienstleistungen der Umwelt sind in diesem System kein zu vernachlaessigender Produktionsfaktor mehr, sondern werden als die Basis angesehen, die den gesamten Wirtschaftsprozess aufrechterhaelt. Innerhalb von 50 Jahren koennten sich der Lebensstandard weltweit verdoppeln, der Ressourcenverbrauch um 80 Prozent zurueckgehen, der Kohlendioxidgehalt der Atmosphaere zum ersten Mal seit 200 Jahren sinken und Arbeit fueralle geschaffen werden. Was die Autoren beschreiben, ist kein Utopia, sondern eroeffnet sich als reale Moeglichkeit. So wie es vor 300 Jahren als unmoeglich angesehen worden waere, dass ein Mensch die Arbeit von hundert vollbringen kann, so mag es heute unrealistisch erscheinen, dass wir die Produktivitaet unserer Ressourcen um den Faktor Hundert steigern koennen. Und doch gibt es bereits Ansaetze fuer diese neue industrielle Revolution. In ihrem Buch haben die Autoren eine enorme Fuelle von Beispielen zusammengetragen, die zeigen, dass ein effizientes Wirtschaften moeglich ist. Sie berichten von technischen Innovationen sowie von neuen Formen der Organisation und der Produktion. Anhand von Konzepten und Loesungsvorschlaegen legen sie dar, wie industrielle Prozesse in Kreislaeufen gestaltet werden koennen, die weit ueber das blosse Recyceln von Altpapier und Glas hinausgehen.



The Permaculture Activist

The Permaculture Activist Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000117417463
Release 2004
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The Coevolution Quarterly

The Coevolution Quarterly Author William S. Burroughs
ISBN-10 UVA:X000859798
Release 1984
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Permaculture International Journal

Permaculture International Journal Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924085814121
Release 1999
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Resurgence

Resurgence Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556030916688
Release 1998
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023726071
Release 1995
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New Realities

New Realities Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007260347
Release 1988
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The International Permaculture Seed Yearbook

The International Permaculture Seed Yearbook Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924050810880
Release 1983
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So einfach ist Fermentieren

So einfach ist Fermentieren Author Sandor Ellix Katz
ISBN-10 3864451612
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 304
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Bildung f r eine nachhaltige Entwicklung

Bildung f  r eine nachhaltige Entwicklung Author Werner Rieß
ISBN-10 9783531901923
Release 2009-06-11
Pages 200
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Empirische Forschung zur Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung ist auch 13 Jahre nach der Rio-Konferenz zu Umwelt und Entwicklung noch ein Desiderat. Die Kommission "Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung" (in der DGfE) hat im März 2004 ein Forschungsmemorandum entworfen. Mit diesem Memorandum soll ein Orientierungsrahmen für Forschungsaktivitäten im Rahmen der Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung angeboten werden. Es wurden fünf Forschungsfelder als "vordringlich zu bearbeiten" deklariert: Lehr-Lernforschung, Qualitätsforschung, Surveyforschung, Innovationsforschung und Genderforschung. Die ersten Forschungsergebnisse aus diesen Feldern werden in diesem Band präsentiert.