Released on 2004Categories Social Science

Sustainable Composting

Sustainable Composting

Author: Mansoor Ali

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 9781843800712

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

View: 255

This booklet provides a list of success and sustainability indicators for primary solid waste collection systems.
Released on 2021-03-16Categories Gardening

1,001 Gardening Tips & Tricks

1,001 Gardening Tips & Tricks

Author: Mary Rose Quigg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510764101

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 326

Over 1,000 Tips for Planting Vegetables, Flowers, Houseplants, Shrubs, Herbs, and Trees! This comprehensive collection of practical tips covers all aspects of gardening, from flowers and houseplants to planting shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and trees. In addition, find advice for dealing with garden pests, learn about the tools that will make your life much easier, and find valuable ways to avoid the aches and pains that often go along with the hard work of gardening. Woven throughout are poems and proverbs, legends and lore, making this an enjoyable read and a perfect gift for the gardener in your life. "Put broken eggshells in a watering can, fill with water, and leave overnight. This will extract the nutrients making an excellent and cheap plant feed." "To improve the growth of leeks, add a little soot to the soil." "Weeding between onion rows should be done by hand, as hoeing will damage the shallow roots." "An old wheel rim makes an ideal storage place for a garden hose when not in use. Hang on a garage or shed wall." "For organic insecticide spray, boil a whole bulb of chopped garlic until it's soft. Put it into 1 gallon of water and add 1 tablespoon of biodegradable detergent. Leave for a day, strain, and use as required." Full of fascinating tidbits and brilliant suggestions, this book may transform the way you garden! Complete with lovely color illustrations throughout, this is a delightful and useful read for new and seasoned gardeners alike.
Released on 1996Categories Education

Beyond the Bean Seed

Beyond the Bean Seed

Author: Nancy E. Allen Jurenka

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083464

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 234

Get your students growing with this outstanding hands-on activity book! Through gardening, book-sharing, and other creative activities, students learn about topics ranging from flowers, vegetables, and mushrooms to windowsill gardens, butterflies, and scarecrows. Recipes, word play, and poetry embellish the activities. Designed to motivate and inform, these projects promote learning in a variety of subjects - from ecology, history, and geography to career exploration and the sciences. The authors also provide a list of resources related to gardening - legends, historical fiction, biography, picture books, how-to guides, and environmental books. This is an excellent resource for educators - school librarians, classroom teachers, science education teachers, home school parents, botanical garden education directors, social workers, camp directors - and anyone else who would like to start a children's gardening program.
Released on 2014-05-27Categories House & Home

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611599350

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 876

Whether your home is an apartment, a house, or a condo -- rented or owned -- the 101 stories in this book all about the place you call home will warm your heart. Home is where the heart is. Be it your childhood home or where you lay your head now, you will find joy, laughter, and inspiration in these 101 stories about cooking, family meals, decorating, remodeling, repairing... everything we do to make a home.
Released on 2005-01-01Categories Gardening

Yankee Magazine's Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More--For the Garden

Yankee Magazine's Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More--For the Garden

Author: Yankee Magazine Yankee Books

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 0899093949

Category: Gardening

Page: 344

View: 229

Where better to recycle, reuse, repurpose, and reinvent than in the garden, where innovation and frugality go hand in hand? Throughout these pages, you'll discover more than 1,000 ideas for using common household items or things you'd normally toss out in unique and unusual ways in your vegetable and flower beds. Why make a special trip to the garden center or home supply store when the solution might be lurking right in your garage, your closet, or your pantry? Using these clever hints, you'll learn how to win the war against weeds, banish bad bugs, grow tasty fruits and vegetables, establish low-care lawns, create fantastic flower gardens, cook up terrific compost - and even attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficials.--COVER.
Released on 2005Categories Agricultural wastes

Dairy Manure Management

Dairy Manure Management

Author: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service


ISBN: CORNELL:31924097765584

Category: Agricultural wastes

Page: 360

View: 433

This conference proceedings includes over 30 papers by university, government, and industry specialists addressing the topic of dairy manure management. The proceedings will help producers and their advisors plan new or upgraded manure systems to meet regulatory and community expectations.
Released on 2012-08-15Categories Humor

Uncle John's Certified Organic Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Certified Organic Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106807

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 440

From electric cars to recycling to organic food--it's all here! Uncle John puts a green spin on its fun facts, figures and trademark trivia. Only Uncle John could make the Green Movement this much fun! This timely edition takes an even-handed look at the trials and tribulations (and downright goofiness) of environmentalism. You’ll learn how landfills operate, where plastic goes to die, how to understand food labels, how to save some green around the house, and the lowdown on all the alternative forms of energy currently being bandied about (even beer power). And we cover the really important stuff, such as: Who has the bigger carbon footprint--Fred Flintstone or George Jetson? And lots more, including… * Lady Bird Johnson’s quest for a prettier nation * Whatever happened to the electric car? * Paper vs. plastic: A fight to the death * Not-so-green Hollywood movies * The true meaning of “organic” * Ancient environmentalists * Living on an Amish farm * NOISE POLLUTION! * Animals that recycle * The power of poo And much, much more!