Author: Sara Starbuck,Marla Olthof,Karen Midden
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children Gardens are where children’s imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required. Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You’ll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens. Cultivate children’s wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures Vibrant photographs and classroom stories describing showcasing great programs from around the country New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures
Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All You Need to Know about the Insects in Your Garden)
Author: Jessica Walliser
Publisher: St Lynns Press
Identifies helpful and harmful insects found in the garden, and gives advice for effectively managing both types of insects organically.
How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers, and Other Outdoor Plants
Author: Authors of Cool Springs Press
Gardening Complete is the most up-to-date and complete guide to gardening for homeowners. Inside, eight of North America’s top gardening experts—and Cool Springs Press authors—present 19 subjects of critical interest to anyone who wants to learn or broaden gardening skills. Whether your main interest is in designing landscapes and gardens, ornamental gardening to make your yard more attractive, or gardening to provide nutritious edibles for the family table, this book will become your definitive source of information. It is intended for serious beginning to intermediate gardeners, but even veteran gardeners will be intrigued by what these experts have to say about core gardening skills and common horticultural subjects. Gardening Complete is a practical book that demonstrates how to accomplish the routine activities of gardening, including: planning and planting your garden, essential care for the garden during the growing season, dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. While many gardening books focus on regional plant species or devote large sections to some form of plant catalog, this book is different. Gardening Complete serves not only as a self-contained manual for gardening skills and information in all regions, but also as a sampler that may help you determine where to focus your gardening hobby in the future or even help you identify authors you’d like to explore further. Each of the eight authors has an impressively broad background in publishing and lecturing on gardening, and you may discover a new favorite writer in these pages. We haven’t just allowed these authorities to express their individual views—we’ve encouraged them to do so. As is true in a healthy garden, we’ve aimed at diversity for this book. This book is not an organic gardening book per se, but if you have any previous familiarity with Cool Springs Press or any of these authors, you will know that we tend to take a low-impact approach to gardening. Thus, our authors generally offer advice that is gentle to the soil, to the environment, and to beneficial insects and animals. Success in your yard and garden awaits you with the help of Gardening Complete. Our authros are among the most passionate gardeners you will ever meet, and they have helped thousands of home gardeners just like you.
Author: Donna Ellis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Created especially for the Australian customer! Reduce your environmental footprint in the garden with thispractical guide With all the talk about the health of the planet, you've probablyheard about sustainability. Now you can apply these principles inyour own backyard, whether that's an Aussie apartment balcony or asprawling Kiwi rural spread. Find out great techniques for planningyour sustainable garden and keeping your plants - and you - happyand healthy. Plant nutrients - what are they and how can you supplythem to your plants sustainably? Watering techniques - how much water does your garden reallyneed, and how can you conserve and supply it? Landscaping and gardening materials - where do they come fromand are they sustainable? Biodiversity - how do you help increase the biodiversity of theplanet through your own gardening practices? Organic gardening, permaculture and biodynamics - what methodscan you adopt to improve your sustainable garden? Weeds and pests - how are they defined, and how do you controlthem while being kind to the environment? Compost heaps and worm farms - how do you build and maintainthem, and what do they do for your garden? Potting mix - how can you choose a sustainable product or evenmake your own?
Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.
Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces
Author: Jessica Walliser
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to successfully garden in a small space, including step-by-step directions, photographs, and information on more than 125 plants. The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly! Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, this hard working book is your go-to resource. The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening.
Organic Remedies for Everything from Aphids to Weeds
Author: Christine Bucks
Publisher: Rodale Books
Looking for fast solutions to all your gardening problems? Then open up the pages of Great Garden Fix-Its, where you'll find advice that really works-- straight from backyard gardeners like yourself. Packed with easy to read, useful tips, Great Garden Fix-Its is sure to become the book you turn to year after year for problem solving. Some of the simple hints you'll discover include how to: * Keep rabbits from nibbling on trees with window screens * Protect lettuce form the sun's heat with old lace curtains * Create a planting scheme to hide that ugly heating oil tank in the backyard * Wrap your rosebushes like mummies to insulate them against winter frost * Turn a piece of PVC pipe into a water reservoir for a container plant
Choosing the Dog That's Right for You
Author: Sam Stall
Publisher: Quirk Books
What's the perfect dog for you? It depends on your lifestyle. Are you a couch potato or an athlete? A city slicker or a suburbanite? Do you suffer from allergies? Are you paranoid about security? With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall offers the inside poop on the world s most popular breeds and describes which ones are right for you. Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the best and worst perks, quirks, and personality traits of more than 100 different dogs. You'll learn that, contrary to what you see on Frasier, Jack Russell terriers make terrible apartment dogs (they have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off). A much better choice for apartment dwellers is the Greyhound. (Sure, they can outrun virtually anything on four legs, but they're also content to spend all afternoon lounging on the couch.) Complete with more than 100 whimsical illustrations, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry make choosing the right dog a snap!
Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats
Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-127
Author: Rhonda Massingham Hart
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
An Environmentally Friendly Way to Live the American Dream
Author: Warren Schultz
Publisher: Rodale Press
An award-winning garden writer demystifies the world of organics with his trademark wit and extensive horticulture knowledge in this comprehensive guide to protecting the environment while living in the suburbs. Full-color photos.
Planning Backyard Habitats
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Author: Ann Whitman,Suzanne DeJohn,The National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Author: Jerome Irving Rodale
Author: G. Boshoff
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The 13th Chapter is an interesting tale, that was 19 years in the making, after a major car crash and some dreams that plagued the author for 16 years. The dreams that haunted him have a lot of inner messages beneficial to the entire world. With these and constant Deja-vu through the years, along with out of body experiences makes a fantastic non-fiction read. Join the author as he takes you through the drams and encapsulates you in the moment... and then pulls the pin. Mind blowing stuff. Full of intriguing thoughts and mystery, beginning to end...
Category: Political Science