Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers is a long overdue call to revolutionize farming as we know it. Mark Shephard shares a vision of renewed soils, diverse ecosystems and healthy watersheds – filled with an abundance of nutrient rich food crops. He begins with some background information on agriculture as we know it, and then progresses to the new reality of permaculture farming – restoration agriculture.
The Planet Whizbang Idea Book for Gardeners: An eclectic selection of inspiring project plans, useful tips, and how-to advice for people who enjoy growing their own food by Herrick Kimball offers a great combination of tools, tips and stories to enlighten and inspire just about any gardener. From sturdy trellis systems, cloches and raised beds to biochar and Brix meters, this is one you’ll come back to year after year. (Yes, this is written by the creator of the Whizbang Chicken plucker.)
Sprinkled throughout the text are excerpts from old books, magazines and almanacs dating back to the 1800′s. So often we think we’re creating something new, when we are really rediscovering what was lost. Take this featured quote by E.P. Roe from The Home Acre (1886) about cheaper vegetables:
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Have you ever come across a product and thought, “I wish I would have found this a year ago”? That’s what I thought when I read Starlene’s Baking with Coconut flour e-book. Thus far, my attempts at baking with coconut flour have been less than entirely successful. After reading Baking with Coconut Flour, I’ve got a whole new strategy for using this ingredient, plus a back up plan to recover anything I still manage to screw up. ;-) (She gives salvage instructions as well.)
What is Coconut Flour?
In Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Amanda Rose shares the story of her battle with depression and how she found healing through nutrition, detox and alternative therapies. I can’t help but think that if more people read this book and followed the suggestions, we wouldn’t have one in ten people in the United States on anti-depressant medications. We are nutrient deficient in a land of plenty.