A generously illustrated introduction to the healing and wellness powers to be found in plants.
"Plant for the People is a master herbalist's guide to 40 medicinal plants and how to use them for heightened vitality and greater well-being.
Author: Erin Lovell Verinder
In a world dominated by technological change, it is easy to forget the importance of plants- they feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives. PLANTS FOR PEOPLE gives us a fascinating insight into the countless, often surprising, ways in which we use plants - from the woodpulp in our clothing and the soya in fast-food, to new medicines from daffodil bulbs (forAlzheimer's disease), yew leaves and hazel nuts (for cancers), and the sunflower and rape seeds providing cleaner fuel for our cars.This book explains how plants support our lives in practical ways, but also gives examples of the heavy cost of much plant use to people and the environment. The book investigates the real environmental and human price of cotton clothing and household soap, alongside the use of tropical hardwoods and the spread of soya plantations, and considers how patenting is privatizing our most basic foods- including rice and maize. It looks, too, at how we are changing plants through genetic modification, reducing their diversity in the wild, and controlling their commercial production in increasingly globalized markets. The book also considers practical and ethical issues such as organic production, bio-piracy and the Fail-trade movement.Since its first publication over a decade ago, PLANTS FOR PEOPLE has been hailed as a pioneering work of ethnobotany, and was fundamental to the thinking of the Eden Project. Now totally rewritten and updated, this classic book is available once again. Plants are essential to our lives, and yet the ways in which we are managing some of them is seriously harming people and environments worldwide. This is a book with a mission to help us save the diversity of plant life on earth and to treat as equals the millions of people whose knowledge and services support us every day.
" Underpinned by the philosophy of the Eden Project - that plants are crucial to human life - the book deals with organics, bio-piracy and the Fair Trade movement.
Author: Anna Lewington
Publisher: Doubleday UK
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Author: Judith Keane
This Trilogy explains “What is Horticulture?”. Volume three of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places presents readers with detailed accounts of the scientific and scholastic concepts which interact with the arts and humanities and which now underpins the rapidly evolving subject of Social Horticulture. This discipline transcends the barriers between science, medicine and the arts. This volume covers:- Horticulture and Society, Diet and Health, Psychological Health, Wildlife, Horticulture and Public Welfare, Education, Extension, Economics, Exports and Biosecurity, Scholarship and Art, Scholarship and Literature, Scholarship and History and the relationship between Horticulture and Gardening. This volume brings the evolution of the Discipline and Vocation of Horticulture firmly into the 21st Century. It covers new ground by providing a detailed analysis of the value of Horticulture as a force for enhancing society in the forms of social welfare, health and well-being, how knowledge is transferred within and between generations, and the place of Horticulture in the Arts and Humanities. Substantial emphasis is given to the relationships between health, well-being and plants by the internationally acclaimed authors who have contributed accounts of their work in this book.
Today progressive large botanic gardens now feature their massive compostheaps as educational opportunities allowing the public to see the tractors turning ...
Author: Geoffrey R. Dixon
Category: Technology & Engineering
“A love letter to plants…that oozes enthusiasm.” —The English Garden Why settle for lackluster gardens filled with dull, ho-hum plants? In this spirited, provocative book, plant guru Kelly Norris calls for a garden revolution: out with the boring plants and in with the exciting newcomers that will make your jaw drop and your pulse quicken! A passionate horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly is the ideal guide to the botanical riches available to today’s gardeners. In chapters on environment, structure, seasonal standouts, and plant combinations he shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category—plants that will thrive, not merely survive. Along the way, he shows you how to forge a personal style in harmony with your garden’s setting and local environment. As Kelly puts it, “A garden is the best way to savor life on earth.” Let Plants with Style guide you to the plants that will provide a richer, more fulfilling connection between you and your own patch of soil.
A Plantsman's Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden Kelly Norris ... and we rightly should demand it from the people we buy plants from and the people ...
Author: Kelly Norris
Publisher: Timber Press
Describing edible and other useful plants, both native to Britain and Europe and from temperate areas around the world, this book includes those suitable for: the ornamental garden, the lawn, shady areas, ponds, walls, hedges, agroforestry and conservation. Book jacket.
At first this might have been a chance by - product of cultivating the plants , but as time went by people became more aware of the potential for selective ...
Author: Ken Fern
Publisher: Permanent Publications
This is the definitive guide to gardening with native plants on the prairies. Gardening with native plants has lots of advantages, not only for your yard, but also for the ecosystem. What could be better than a beautiful, low-maintenance yard that preserves biodiversity and withstands the prairie climate? Native Plants for the Short Season Yard is the key for western Canadian gardeners wanting to unlock the full potential of native plants. With the wit and wisdom his fans love, Lyndon shares the basics of shopping for, propagating, and designing with native plants. He also shines a light on more than 100 of his favourite native plants, along with tips on how to grow them. Topics include: How to ethically and responsibly grow native plants from seeds and cuttings. Identifying the best plants for sunny, shady, wet, or dry spots in your yard. The plants best left to wild spaces and those you should avoid at all costs. Advice from gardening experts who share their secrets and successes with native plants. Protecting your garden with natural alternatives to herbicides and pesticides.
She is the recipient of several pres- tigious awards for her work in educating the public about Métis culture. One of these awards was the Aboriginal Woman ...
Author: Lyndon Penner
Publisher: Brush Education
For millennia, plants and their habitats have been fundamental to the lives of Indigenous Peoples - as sources of food and nutrition, medicines, and technological materials - and central to ceremonial traditions, spiritual beliefs, narratives, and language. While the First Peoples of Canada and other parts of the world have developed deep cultural understandings of plants and their environments, this knowledge is often underrecognized in debates about land rights and title, reconciliation, treaty negotiations, and traditional territories. Plants, People, and Places argues that the time is long past due to recognize and accommodate Indigenous Peoples' relationships with plants and their ecosystems. Essays in this volume, by leading voices in philosophy, Indigenous law, and environmental sustainability, consider the critical importance of botanical and ecological knowledge to land rights and related legal and government policy, planning, and decision making in Canada, the United States, Sweden, and New Zealand. Analyzing specific cases in which Indigenous Peoples' inherent rights to the environment have been denied or restricted, this collection promotes future prosperity through more effective and just recognition of the historical use of and care for plants in Indigenous cultures. A timely book featuring Indigenous perspectives on reconciliation, environmental sustainability, and pathways toward ethnoecological restoration, Plants, People, and Places reveals how much there is to learn from the history of human relationships with nature.
The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and ... They can show us that plants and people are of one family.
Author: Nancy J. Turner
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Social Science
In The Metaphor of the Divine as Planter of the People Pantoja traces the emergence of the conceptual metaphor YHWH IS THE PLANTER OF THE PEOPLE in ancient Hebrew poetry and follows its development throughout biblical history and Second Temple literature.
table 1 HebrewBible and Second Temple references to the divine as planter/people as plants/vines34 Exod 15:17a Num 24:5–7a Deut 29:28 2Sam 7:10 Isa 5:1b–7a ...
Author: Jennifer Metten Pantoja
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
shelter for their guests.99 In some animistic societies, people must use plants that are explicitly recognized as having the capacity to suffer (and so be ...
Author: Matthew Hall
Publisher: SUNY Press
Economic plants have been defined by SEPASAT as those plants that are utilised either directly or indirectly for the benefit of Man. Indirect usage includes the needs of Man's livestock and the maintenance of the environment; the benefits may be domestic, commercial or aesthetic. Economic plants constitute a large and so far uncalculated percentage of the quarter of a million higher plants in the World today. However, it has been calculated that 10% (25 000) of these species are now on the verge of extinction and extinction means that a genetic resource that could be of benefit to Man will be lost for ever. Furthermore, for every species lost an estimated 10-30 other dependent organisms are also doomed. Fewer than 1 per cent of the World's plants have been sufficiently well studied for a true evaluation of the potential floral wealth awaiting discovery, not only in the rain forests, which man is now actively destroying at a rate of 20 ha a minute, but also in the very much neglected dry areas of the World.
Proceedings of the Kew International Conference on Economic Plants for Arid ... or at least a let-down, for the people who should have benefited and who ...
Author: G.E. Wickens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Describes the ways in which human beings use plants in making homes, discussing wood, thatch, straw, bamboo, paint, insulation, curtains, and carpets.
Plants for shelter Thousands of years ago , the first shelters made by people were made from plants . These shelters were very simple .
Author: Sally Morgan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This volume brings together a collection of papers by some experts in medicinal plants. It is presented as a contribution to clarifying the many policy and technical issues associated with the conservation, use, production and trade of medicinal plants. This publication draws attention to the huge contribution of medicinal plants to traditional and modern health care systems, but also alert the readers on the many problems and challenges facing their sustainable development, such as: assessment and management of the medicinal plant resource base; best harvesting and processing practices; trade issues and aspects dealing with the intellectual property rights on traditional medicine by indigenous peoples. The use of this document will help raise the awareness on medicinal plants as an important forest resource, and will help ensure that medicinal plants are adequately included in forest conservation and utilization programmes.
... Abstract The majority of the rural people in developing countries use plant based traditional medicines for health care . These are still produced using ...
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Category: Botanical drug industry
Understand major developments of human prehistory People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory 14/e, provides an exciting journey though the 7-million-year-old panorama of humankind's past. This internationally renowned text provides the only truly global account of human prehistory from the earliest times through the earliest civilizations. Written in an accessible way for beginning students, People of the Earth shows how today's diverse humanity developed biologically and culturally over millions of years against a background of constant climatic change.
Was it developed locally with introduced plants after the local hunter-gatherers had manipulated indigenous plants for centuries? Or did the people ...
Author: Brian M. Fagan
Category: Social Science
Discover how cultures use plants for food, fuel, medicine, shelter, and religious ceremonies, and how scientists look to traditional remedies to fight disease.
In what ways do the people make use of the local plants for food, medicine, material culture, and ceremonial purposes? • How much knowledge do the people ...
Author: Kim J. Young
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
This manual is principally concerned with the small molecules produced by plants. It covers aspects of theirrole in plant ecology, their metabolism in the plant, their discovery, characterization and use and their significance in the diet.
Thus plants are still the main immediate source of medicine available to the majority of people in the world . Yet globally more money is being directed to ...
Author: Nicholas J. Walton
Publisher: World Scientific
The environmental diversity of North America is astounding--from the circumpolar tundra with few plants more than a few centimeters tall to the lush, semitropical forests of the southeastern United States and Caribbean Basin. No less remarkable is the record of plants usage by the various indigenous people who have been living there for more than twelve millennia. For the vast majority of this time, their livelihood--food, shelter, fuel, and medicine--depended on their knowledge and use of the environment. The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century about the interconnectedness of prehistoric Native Americans and their botanical world, this book and its forthcoming companion volume, People and Plants in Ancient Western North America, present the latest information on three major topics: the use of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and how humans affected their environment. In this volume, expert scholars summarize the prehistoric ethnobotany of four regions: the Eastern Woodlands (W. Cowan, K. Gremillion, M. Scarry, B. Smith, and G. Wagner), Northeast (G. Crawford and D. Smith), Plains (M. Adair), and Caribbean (L. Newsom and D. Pearsall). This volume contributes significantly to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people as well as the forces that influenced their communities, their ingenuity, and their ecological impact. It also serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.
In such areas, people would have relied on a mix of medium and small game, nuts, fruit, and other plant resources. By the end of the Early Archaic period, ...
Author: Paul E. Minnis
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Jamu, the Indonesian herbal medicine, has been passed down through generations. It is part of the local wisdom, culture and tradition. A vast variety of plants throughout Indonesia have been used to prepare jamu for healing, health maintenance and for beauty care. Using safe ingredients taken from the nature and due to its affordability, it remains an alternative to modern medicine opted by the majority of the population. The use of jamu does not only preserve the local wisdom, it is also the means of conserving the natural resources, the bio-diversity treasure of the land. In this book Dr. Martha Tilaar, Prof. Dr. Ir. Bernard Wijaya as well as several other experts from leading universities and research institutions comprehensively discuss various aspects of jamu ranging from culture, science, ethnobotany, health, beauty, and industrialization as well as commercialization. The book is presented with the hope that it inspires scientists, academics and policy makers involved in herbal medicine to continue the development of jamu for the health of generations to come and for the benefit of the world.
People in Lombok, for instance, identify 19 types of plants to be used as contraceptives, namely pule, sentul, laos, turi, temulawak, alang-alang, pepaya, ...
Author: DR. Martha Tilaar
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Overall planning. Vegetables and cereals. Trees. Forage crops.
One billion people live on small farms , supported by subsistence agriculture . These farms are often isolated from cities or modern transportation ...
Author: Franklin W. Martin
The whole purpose of establishing the Department of Agriculture originally was to provide a means by which seeds could be distributed to the people .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture