Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening: Innovative Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Grains, and Perennial Food Crops with Minimal Fossil Fuel and Animal Inputs

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“Society does not generally expect its farmers to be visionaries.” Perhaps not, but longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall does possess a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place.

In Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don’t always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture.

For him the solution is, first and foremost, greater self-reliance, especially in the areas of food and energy. By avoiding any off-farm inputs (fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures), Bonsall has learned how to practice a purely veganic, or plant-based, agriculture―not from a strictly moralistic or philosophical perspective, but because it makes good business sense: spend less instead of making more.

What this means in practical terms is that Bonsall draws upon the fertility of on-farm plant materials: compost, green manures, perennial grasses, and forest products like leaves and ramial wood chips. And he grows and harvests a diversity of crops from both cultivated and perennial plants: vegetables, grains, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and nuts―even uncommon but useful permaculture plants like groundnut (Apios).

In a friendly, almost conversational way, Bonsall imparts a wealth of knowledge drawn from his more than forty years of farming experience.

“My goal,” he writes, “is not to feed the world, but to feed myself and let others feed themselves. If we all did that, it might be a good beginning.”

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Herbal Treatment: How to Use The Medicinal Plant Remedies

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Our ancestors had never used pills or injections and they were healthy. They knew natural remedies. Herbs were used for everything – as seasons and as medicinal plants. People were aware which healing herbs where and when to herbalize. Using herbal remedies, they did not only treat illnesses but prevented different their types.

Nowadays modern medicine draws on medicinal plants and their uses more often than before. We give you an opportunity to discover herbal products and feel the benefits of their usage. Learn about herbal plants: types, reasons to use, dosage, collateral damage and other helpful information. This book contains the big list of herbs for any need. All medicinal herbs’ information contains the description, advice how to plant and grow those natural herbs at home.

The medicinal plants names’ organizer will help you quickly and easily find the facts you are interested in. We wish you many years without any diseases. Treat your health problems and prevent sickness with the natural remedies – medicine which will never cause problems. Be healthy and strong!

Lawn & Garden Sculptures 2nd Edition

I’ve just finished editing the 2nd edition. If there is any fault to this video it is that I included too much. I should have shown just two designs rather than three.

This means that there is a lot for the viewer to absorb.

This video includes a little bit of everything in the skill department. A bit of forging, brazing, gas welding, annealing, some sheet metal work, drilling and copper forming.

If you are going to do the arrow sculpture or any geometric designs I’d suggest getting an inexpensive brake like the one below. These are about $25.00 and you’ll find that they are useful on these arrows and other sculptures you may want to do in the future.

None of this is particularly difficult.

I was pleased with the mechanics of these sculptures. I’m even more pleased with what I’ve come up with for the second edition. The mechanics are so the sculptures will move with the wind.

There is some work involved but as in all the sculptures that take some work, the end results are worth the effort.

I’d suggest using the designs in the video as starting points then moving into your own designs.

Taking a look at the Duck and Cattail lawn sculpture you’ll immediately recognize the possibilities. It could be a bird with the cattails or a fish leaping out of the water.

On the duck and cattail sculpture I tried a different finish, so there are a lot of options in just the finishing.

For those of you doing arts and crafts festivals these are easy to pack in your truck or van. They break down so that they can be stored flat meaning that they are not taking up a lot of room in your truck.

Also they are self explanatory to your customers. All they have to do is hammer the main rod in the ground and put the sculpture part on top. Pretty much a no-brainer.

I hadn’t thought of it before, but for as large as these sculptures are the material costs are quite modest.

I think you’ll enjoy making these lawn and garden sculptures and I must admit it’s a pleasure to walk out into the yard and see them moving with the breezes.

Note: 11-1-2014

I was just looking out at these three lawn and garden sculptures. They have been up for several years and have performed beautifully. We have had some very heavy winds but they have not been effected.

The simple “mechanism” for rotating has worked flawlessly. After seeing how these have worked throughout the year, I would not even consider using bearings.

Bearing would only complicate and I like to keep things simple.

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How to Grow Carolina Reaper Hot Peppers

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Keyhole Gardens in Lesotho

A great little video made in Lesotho, showing how a group of schoolchildren made a keyhole garden. The charity Send a Cow showed them how to make it and the children can now make their own at home and have more food. Help support African families and buy the charity gift of a Keyhole Garden for a friend at www.sendacowgifts.org.uk/build-a-keyhole-garden

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Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens

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Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733–1933. Seeking Eden records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs. Dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, these publicly and privately owned gardens include nineteenth-century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place–era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden.

Seeking Eden explores the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, including J. Neel Reid, Philip Trammel Shutze, William C. Pauley, Robert B. Cridland, the Olmsted Brothers, Hubert Bond Owens, and Clermont Lee; and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century.

Andrew Low House and Garden | Savannah
Ashland Farm | Flintstone
Barnsley Gardens | Adairsville
Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall | Roswell
Battersby-Hartridge Garden | Savannah
Beech Haven | Athens
Berry College: Oak Hill and House o’ Dreams | Mount Berry
Bradley Olmsted Garden | Columbus
Cator Woolford Gardens | Atlanta
Coffin-Reynolds Mansion | Sapelo Island
Dunaway Gardens | Newnan vicinity
Governor’s Mansion | Atlanta
Hills and Dales Estate | LaGrange
Lullwater Conservation Garden | Atlanta
Millpond Plantation | Thomasville vicinity
Oakton | Marietta
Rock City Gardens | Lookout Mountain
Salubrity Hall | Augusta
Savannah Squares | Savannah
Stephenson-Adams-Land Garden | Atlanta
Swan House | Atlanta
University of Georgia: North Campus, the President’s House and Garden, and the Founders Memorial Garden | Athens
Valley View | Cartersville vicinity
Wormsloe and Wormsloe State Historic Site | Savannah vicinity
Zahner-Slick Garden | Atlanta

Flower & Plant Care : How to Prune Houseplants

To prune houseplants, use a pair of gardening shears or a pair of scissors to trim back branches off the mother plant that grow too far out. Keep a plant pruned back to encourage more growth later on with plant advice from an urban horticulturist in this free video on gardening.


Into the Garden of Glass and Steel – short documentary

Documentary exploring Canary Wharf, the economical centre of London, through the science fiction texts of J.G. Ballard.

Canary Wharf, is an example of what J.G. Ballard was trying to state through his novels. Through observational analysis of the architectural structures of Canary Wharf, this documentary attempts to discover how they affect our lives and how they are also affected by our dystopian thoughts of the future. What is Dystopia and where it is located? Analyzing the people, their habits and the social structures the film attempt to gain a glimpse of the future.

Leeds International Film Festival 2011
Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam 2011
Architecture and Design Festival – New York 2011
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2011
Chalkida Documentary Festival 2010 (honorary mention)
London Greek Film Festival 2010
Portland Society of Architects Short Film Night at the SPACE Gallery
Mecal 2013 International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona

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