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State of Food and Agriculture: 2014: Innovation in Family Farming
Price: Free! Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
Strategies to support innovation must recognize the diversity among family farms and focus on increasing yields, preserving natural resources and raising rural incomes. This requires an innovation system that facilitates and coordinates the activities of all stakeholders involved in agricultural innovation.
How-To Home Soil Tests: 10 DIY Tests For Texture, pH, Drainage, Earthworms & More
Series: The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos from 5 Acres & A Dream. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
(5.00)
Offers simple at-home tests for soil texture, pH, drainage, and earthworm counts. Also how to read soil colors and how to read your plants. Includes charts, tables, glossary, further resources, how to make your own pH paper, and why all soil lab test results are not the same. A good resource for gardeners, homesteaders, and homeschoolers.
The Emperor Has No Clothes A Practical Guide for Environmental and Social Transformation
You set the price! Words: 64,560. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / Waste Management
The first part of this book examines the intertwined social,economic, and technological causes that are the wellsprings of many of the environmental and social challenges we face. The second part offers workable solutions to attenuate or eliminate these problems. The ideas being presented are simple effective things we as ordinary citizens can implement to successfully abate these challenges.
Welcome to My Farm - Agri-tourism at its Best - 17 Ways to Make Money From Your Farm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014 by Mendon Cottage Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Agronomy / General
The word ‘agri-tourism’ is a word coined by the agricultural (farming) industry to define what takes place when someone experiences the happenings of a particular farm by way of visiting and possibly participating in the workings of that farm. It’s a form of educational entertainment.
Between Heaven and Earth: The Biodynamic Compost Preparations: Blog Meditations on How We Do It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Meditations on the Rudolf Steiner Biodynamic Compost Preparations from the perspective of a Jungian analyst and Demeter certified Biodynamic farmer.
Turns Out you Can Grow Money - The Basics of Value-added Agriculture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014 by Mendon Cottage Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
Nearly fifteen years ago, co-author, Darla Noble, had some free time at an agricultural/farming expo she was participating in. As she meandered through the other exhibits, she happened onto a short seminar that was just beginning. The name of the seminar, Making Value-added Agriculture Work for You, intrigued her because she wasn’t quite sure what it was.
Just A Passing Through
Price: Free! Words: 23,630. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An autobiography to portray the life of a farm boy growing up in western Oklahoma, covering the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and the transition from the horse-and-buggy days into modern Agriculture.
My Summer in Havana: Coffee, Tobacco & Capitalism in Rural Cuba 1959-1985
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,830. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
(4.83)
In 1985, I spent two months in Havana researching the last traces of private sector agriculture. Life behind the sugar cane curtain was not what I had imagined. My research produced startling results. The journal I kept and the research I conducted are fused in this book. Was the metal canister I found a listening device? Are canned Vienna sausages a luxury? Read "My Summer in Havana" to find out!
Food Security in Asia: No Time for Complacency
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
What are the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and its implications for Asia? If agricultural productivity problems are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
Tale Of A Tea Planter
Price: Free! Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00)
Jim Glendinning describes the early parts of his life coming from a small town in Buckinghamshire to become a Tea Planter in India.