The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems
Author: Douglas Barnes
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422343
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 5054
In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience. Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized and sited, or even dangerous.>The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook is the first dedicated, detailed guide to the proper design and construction of water harvesting earthworks. It covers the function, design, and construction methods for nine main types of water harvesting earthworks across a full range of climates. Coverage includes: Swales, ponds, dams, hugelkultur, net-and-pan systems, spate irrigation, and more Cost versus benefit of different earthworks Assessing site needs and suitability Soil types and hydrology Designing for maximum efficiency and lowest cost Risk assessment and safe construction Stacking functions and integrating earthworks into a design This practical handbook is the essential resource for permaculture designers, teachers and students, landowners, farmers, homesteaders, landscape architects, and others involved in maximizing the water harvesting potential of any landscape at the lowest cost and impact. Douglas Barnes is a permaculture designer trained in Australia by Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. He has designed and built earthworks in North America, Japan, and Andra Pradesh, India. He lives in Tweed, Ontario in a passive solar house he designed and built, and he blogs at

The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country
Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924850
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 480
View: 1260
Permanent agriculture - abundance by design The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable. The Permaculture Handbook is a step-by-step, beautifully illustrated guide to creating resilient and prosperous households andneighborhoods, complemented by extensive case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens. This comprehensive manual casts garden farming as both an economic opportunity and a strategy for living well with less money. It shows how, by mimicking the intelligence of nature and applying appropriate technologies such as solar and environmental design, permaculture can: Create an abundance of fresh, nourishing local produce Reduce dependence on expensive, polluting fossil fuels Drought-proof our cities and countryside Convert waste into wealth Permaculture is about working with the earth and with each other to repair the damage of industrial overreach and to enrich the living world that sustains us. The Permaculture Handbook is the definitive, practical NorthAmerican guide to this revolutionary practice, and is a must-read for anyone concerned about creating food security, resilience and a legacy of abundance rather than depletion.

Las guerras del agua

privatización, contaminación y lucro
Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: Siglo XXI
ISBN: 9682324408
Category: Nature
Page: 163
View: 2621
La mayoría de las guerras étnicas o religiosas en realidad son conflictos por los recursos naturales. La privatización del vital líquido pone en riesgo culturas y estilos de vida en todo el mundo.

Viva el estilo 80-20

trabaje menos, preocúpese menos, tenga más éxito, disfrute más
Author: Richard Koch
Publisher: Panamericana Pub Llc
ISBN: 9789583027499
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
View: 6845
"The father of the 80/20 approach to working and living shows readers how to apply his plan to the pursuit of a balanced life, urging readers to focus on lifestyle and focus on what they do well in order to become successful."

Nuestro mundo es agua

Author: Beatrice Hollyer
Publisher: Intermón Oxfam Editorial
ISBN: 8484525511
Category: Water
Page: 47
View: 5092
Explora cómo los niños de seis países diferentes usan la agua todos los días.


una guía para principiantes
Author: Graham Burnett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788461102006
Category: Science
Page: 67
View: 3402

The Community Food Forest Handbook

How to Plan, Organize, and Nurture Edible Gathering Places
Author: Catherine Bukowski,John Munsell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358644X
Category: Community gardens
Page: 272
View: 1810
Collaboration and leadership strategies for long-term success Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agroecology, community food forests are capturing the imaginations of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the United States. Along with community gardens and farmers markets, community food forests are an avenue toward creating access to nutritious food and promoting environmental sustainability where we live. Interest in installing them in public spaces is on the rise. People are the most vital component of community food forests, but while we know more than ever about how to design food forests, the ways in which to best organize and lead groups of people involved with these projects has received relatively little attention. In The Community Food Forest Handbook, Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell dive into the civic aspects of community food forests, drawing on observations, group meetings, and interviews at over 20 projects across the country and their own experience creating and managing a food forest. They combine the stories and strategies gathered during their research with concepts of community development and project management to outline steps for creating lasting public food forests that positively impact communities. Rather than rehash food forest design, which classic books such as Forest Gardening and Edible Forest Gardens address in great detail, The Community Food Forest Handbook uses systems thinking and draws on social change theory to focus on how to work with diverse groups of people when conceiving of, designing, and implementing a community food forest. To find practical ground, the authors use management phases to highlight the ebb and flow of community capitals from a project's inception to its completion. They also explore examples of positive feedbacks that are often unexpected but offer avenues for enhancing the success of a community food forest. The Community Food Forest Handbook provides readers with helpful ideas for building and sustaining momentum, working with diverse public and private stakeholders, integrating assorted civic interests and visions within one project, creating safe and attractive sites, navigating community policies, positively affecting public perception, and managing site evolution and adaptation. Its concepts and examples showcase the complexities of community food forests, highlighting the human resilience of those who learn and experience what is possible when they collaborate on a shared vision for their community.

The Permaculture Activist

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: N.A
View: 9437

El Estudiante de Permacultura 1

Author: Matt Powers
Publisher: Permaculturepowers123
ISBN: 9781732187818
Category: Gardening
Page: 88
View: 9485
Obtenga una introducción minuciosa y profesional al diseño de permacultura en solo unas pocas sesiones leyendo el conjunto de Permaculture Student 1. Siguiendo las instrucciones y guías, puede comenzar su propio oasis de permacultura, sin importar su clima o situación de crecimiento.

La ciencia del suelo y su manejo

Author: Edward J. Plaster
Publisher: Paraninfo
ISBN: 9788428326438
Category: Science
Page: 419
View: 8793

La Reina escarabajo

Author: Leonard Maya
Publisher: Océano Gran Travesía
ISBN: 6075274146
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 428
View: 3299
La gran aventura de los escarabajos continúa...La cruel coleccionista de escarabajos, Lucretia Cutter, tiene un maquiavélico plan entre manos. Cuando Darkus, Virginia y Bertolt descubren más evidencia de su maldad, deciden que deben detenerla a toda costa. Pero los tres amigos no lo tendrán nada fácil, el padre de Darkus se muestra totalmente en contra de que los chicos se pongan en peligro, y los repugnantes ladrones Humphrey y Pickering han salido de la cárcel. La esperanza recae entonces sobre Novak, hija de Lucretia y actriz promesa de Hollywood, pero la diva escarabajo siempre va un paso adelante y su ambición no conoce límites... La reina escarabajo es la segunda parte de una trilogía misteriosamente divertida, llena de aventuras y escarabajos exóticos.

Permaculture International Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: N.A
View: 3736

Otra manera de vivir

Cuando la comida importa
Author: Jane Goodall,Gary McAvoy,Gail E. Hudson
ISBN: 9788483466636
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 416
View: 5293

Los Tiburones

Author: Anne Schreiber
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142632488X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3040
Describe el ciclo de vida y el comportamiento de los tiburones.


A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future
Author: B. C. Mollison
Publisher: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: 579
View: 1089
"Permaculture" (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of economical, agriculturally productive ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. While focusing on agriculture, it also establishes the importance of integration between landscape and people. Permaculture is a step-by-step working manual providing a dozen design methods replete with map overlays, flow diagrams, and component, zone, and sector analyses.

El canto de las ballenas

Author: Dyan Sheldon,Gary Blythe
Publisher: Ediciones Ekare
ISBN: 9789802571390
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
View: 2677
A story of singing whales responding to a child's desire to see them. Full color.

Permaculture Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Permaculture
Page: N.A
View: 5967

La formación del mantillo vegetal, por la acción de las lombrices, con observaciones sobre sus hábitos

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press
ISBN: 9788400092849
Page: 232
View: 8482
¿Por qué un científico como Darwin, autor de la teoría que revolucionó la Biología y la manera de considerarnos a nosotros mismos, se interesó por la lombrices?, ¿qué tienen de extraordinario para que atrajeran la atención del sabio inglés? A través de las páginas de esta obra, el lector podrá comprobar la dedicación con la que Darwin las estudió, como responsables de la formación del mantillo, una investigación que decidió publicar en forma de libro para, entre otras razones, hacerles ver a los seres humanos la importancia de toda criatura, por minúscula que sea. Consideradas como una plaga para las plantas por los granjeros europeos de la época, esta obra cambió radicalmente esta visión. Y, además, se aprecia como Darwin, de forma velada, quiere mostrar que la acción continua y gradual de las lombrices para formar el mantillo y enterrar piedras y ruinas era un elemento más de apoyo al argumento evolutivo de que, con suficiente tiempo, los cambios graduales pueden producir cambios muy grandes. Como todas las obras de Darwin, su lectura no solo resultará entretenida, sino que servirá de estímulo para futuras investigaciones

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 947