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The Community Scale Permaculture Farm

Author : Josh Trought
ISBN : 9781603584753
Genre : Business & Economics
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For almost twenty years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational centre that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travellers to northern New England, a training centre for everything from metal- and woodwork to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling, and potluck meals, and much, much more. In Community-Scale Homesteading, author and D Acres founder Josh Trought describes not only the history of the project, but its evolving principles and practices, all rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment. From working with oxen to working with a board of directors, no other book contains such a wealth of innovative ideas and ways to make your farm or homestead not only more sustainable, but more inclusive of, and beneficial to, the larger community.

Systemic Design

Author : Peter Jones
ISBN : 9784431556398
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents emerging work in the co-evolving fields of design-led systemics, referred to as systemic design to distinguish it from the engineering and hard science epistemologies of system design or systems engineering. There are significant societal forces and organizational demands impelling the requirement for “better means of change” through integrated design practices of systems and services. Here we call on advanced design to lead programs of strategic scale and higher complexity (e.g., social policy, healthcare, education, urbanization) while adapting systems thinking methods, creatively pushing the boundaries beyond the popular modes of systems dynamics and soft systems. Systemic design is distinguished by its scale, social complexity and integration – it is concerned with higher-order systems that that entail multiple subsystems. By integrating systems thinking and its methods, systemic design brings human-centred design to complex, multi-stakeholder service systems. As designers engage with ever more complex problem areas, it is necessary to draw on a basis other than individual creativity and contemporary “design thinking” methods. Systems theories can co-evolve with a new school of design theory to resolve informed action on today’s highly resilient complex problems and can deal effectively with demanding, contested and high-stakes challenges.

The Lean Farm

Author : Ben Hartman
ISBN : 9781603585934
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation To many people today, using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed on progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family’s one-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman’s prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes.

Horse Powered Farming For The 21st Century

Author : Stephen Leslie
ISBN : 9781603586139
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Der Waldgarten

Author : Robert A. de J. Hart
ISBN : 3929321009
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Das Ende Der Natur

Author : Susanne Dohrn
ISBN : 9783861539605
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Die Wald Apotheke

Author : Dr. Markus Strauß
ISBN : 9783426442241
Genre : Nature
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Der gefragte und aus dem Fernsehen bekannte Wildpflanzen-Experte Dr. Markus Strauß erklärt, wie der Wald zu unserer natürlichen Ressource für Nahrung und Heilung werden kann. Bäume, Sträucher und Kräuter bildeten seit Anbeginn der Menschheit unsere Lebensgrundlage. Die Wald-Apotheke entdeckt dieses traditionelle Wissen neu. Ein praktischer Waldführer mit Kochrezepten, Heilrezepturen, Erntekalender und Sammelhinweisen. In fünf Kapiteln präsentiert die Wald-Apotheke: - Lebensmittel aus Wildpflanzen, - Heilmittel aus Wurzeln oder Blättern, - Genussmittel aus Waldbeeren oder Nadeln, - Wellness aus Kastanien oder Kräutern, - Räucherwerk aus Harzen für die natürliche Konservierung oder zur Meditation.

Das Omnivoren Dilemma

Author : Michael Pollan
ISBN : 9783641119805
Genre : Cooking
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Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.

Der Stumme Fr Hling

Author : Rachel Carson
ISBN : 9783406704222
Genre : Nature
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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Mein Landwirtschaftliches Testament

Author : Albert Howard
ISBN : 3922201016
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