Diary of a Compost Hotline Operator

Diary of a Compost Hotline Operator
Title Diary of a Compost Hotline Operator PDF eBook
Author Spring Gillard
Publisher Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers
Pages 205
Release 2003
Genre Gardening
ISBN 9780865714922

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What do you do with Doggy-Doo? Can I put corks in my compost bin? Do worms have lungs? Why is my compost full of thousands of tiny white flies?Vital questions such as these are the lot of a Compost Hotline Operator, as Spring Gillard knows only too well. That really is her job description, and she fields calls like this all day long. She also meets a cast of characters curiously crazed by the garden bug. Like Ellen who wears worm earrings and belts out the "Compost Rap" to unsuspecting participants in her vermicomposting class. Or Laurel, worm bin mural artist, Wet Coast Wes the Scarecrow, Scissor-happy Sally, and Mike their fearless leader, prone to tai-chi fits...The Diary of a Compost Hotline Operator began in 1996 as a series of entries on the web site of City Farmer, Vancouver's non-profit urban agriculture group that has been thriving for 25 years. It is packed with barely credible real-life tales from the trenches of the urban horticulture avant-garde, dealing with all manner of gardening lore -- such as:* the essentials of composting* alternatives to pesticides* organic and edible landscapes* garden tours and compost teas* green buildings and drug-free lawns* rainwater harvesting, and even* urban ag in New York and Cuba.It is also a mine of useful resources -- perfect reading for garden fanatics, gift-givers, ag-academics and environmentalists, and all who like to laugh while they learn.




Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Fresh Food from Small Spaces
Title Fresh Food from Small Spaces PDF eBook
Author R. J. Ruppenthal
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages 193
Release 2008
Genre Gardening
ISBN 160358028X

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Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year.




Alternatives Journal

Alternatives Journal
Title Alternatives Journal PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 256
Release 2003
Genre Environmental policy
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"Canadian environmental ideas & action" (varies)




Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Title Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 56
Release 1971-09
Genre
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.




The Cultivator

The Cultivator
Title The Cultivator PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 384
Release 1842
Genre Agriculture
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American Agriculturist

American Agriculturist
Title American Agriculturist PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 492
Release 1871
Genre Agriculture
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Backpacker

Backpacker
Title Backpacker PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 140
Release 2007-09
Genre
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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.