This book provides a simple and practical guide for the beginning gardener.
Author: John Philbrick
"A simple, down-to-earth introduction to the method of biodynamic gardening especially written for the backyard gardener." Long out of print, this classic introduction to biodynamic gardening introduces the gardener to an obvious, often forgotten principle: gardening is about living things, life forces, and life as such. In his introduction, John Philbrick talks of how each morning he was in the habit of meditating and communing in his garden at sunrise, until he gradually realized that the important things at work were "the forces of life"-"life is the key to existence on this planet." He also realized that most gardeners were more concerned with death, with getting rid of things -bugs, weeds, fungi -than with life. Biodynamics is based on the interrelatedness, or the dynamics, of life forces. As Philbrick says: When you become aware of biodynamics, you become aware that everything that is alive is dependent upon everything else that's alive, and it's all a marvelous network of living things which are constantly changing. This book provides a simple and practical guide for the beginning gardener. It deals with planning a vegetable garden: how, when, and where to plant seeds and tools and compost making raised beds crop rotation, mulching, and companion plants harvesting, cooking, and preserving There are also sections on flowers, lawns, and home orchards. GARDENING FOR HEALTH & NUTRITION concludes with a useful chapter on "most frequently asked questions." If you are planning a garden-or need a few tips for the one you have, this is the book for you.
I wrote this book to share the information I have because I believe that when one has the skill to grow their own food they can greatly alter the quality of their lives for the better.
Author: Prescott Marshall
Organic Backyard Gardening - Your Guide to Growing Fresh Produce Organically! Seven Steps to a Successful Organic Garden in Your Own BackyardOrganic Gardening is not only possible it is a REALITY for millions of people around the world who are turning their own back yards into thriving produce centers. Join the revolution of people who nourish their bodies with fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables that they grow organically in their very own back yards! Top 5 Benefits of Backyard Organic Gardening1. SAVE MONEY! As we all know organic produce can be extremely expensive. But what you may not know is by the time the produce reaches your grocery store it is often a week old and as been sitting on a truck for days. Why not grow FRESH produce in your back yard that you can eat within minutes of picking? 2. Nourish your Body - Your body craves the vital nutrients that fresh fruits and veggies have to offer! When you grow organic produce you are literally flooding your cells with live foods that help you ward of diseases and keep you lean and healthy. 3. Beat Disease and avoid GMO's- The majority of modern diseases are a result of over nutrition. Scarier than that is that big food companies are spraying foods with pesticides and manipulating the produces genetic code which causes a whole host of problems. People are literally stuffing themselves with "dead" overly processed foods that are filled with harmful substances and offer little nutritional value. When you know what goes in the soil you will be one step ahead of the game. You will begin give your body what it craves and also start beating back diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. 4. Have fun! - Listen, no one is going to do anything long term that they do not enjoy doing. Backyard organic gardening is a fun and rewarding process that everyone in the family can enjoy and benefit from. 5. Teach Others - Part of the benefit in learning about organic gardening is that once you have learned how to do it you can give back and teach you children, friends, and family. Together we can create a more sustainable and happy world! A Message from Best Selling Author Victoria LaneWelcome, and thanks for checking out this page. I believe the universe brings us to certain places for a reason and you are here because you need to learn about the amazing benefits of Backyard Organic Gardening I began Gardening many years ago and have reaped the benefits of it in so many ways. I wrote this book to share the information I have because I believe that when one has the skill to grow their own food they can greatly alter the quality of their lives for the better. What You Will Learn: Organic GardeningSeven Steps Overview- Step One: Setting Goals for Your Garden- Step Two: Selecting a Site for Your Garden- Step Three: Creating Your Garden Bed- Step Four: Amending Your Garden Soil- Step Five: Selecting Your Plants- Step Six: Planting Your Garden- Step Seven: Labeling Your PlantsGet started on your Journey to Organic GardeningGrab this book today! You can read on your Kindle, PC, MAC, Smart Phone, or Tablet!Your Organic Gardening success story is just a click away.....Simply scroll up and click the BUY button to instantly downloadBackyard Organic Gardening - Easily and Effortlessly Create Your Own Organic Gardening Oasis for Optimal Health and Nutrition Tags: backyard organic gardening, organic gardening, gardening, urban gardening, container gardening, backyard homestead, raised bed gardening
There is mounting evidence that active learning in less structured, participatory spaces like nutrition gardens are ... and that school gardening, especially when combined with a healthy lunch programme and/or nutritional education, ...
Author: P. Nath
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
Category: Technology & Engineering
We all are indebted to nature for providing us food and its resources for our subsistence and survival. In the food domain, cereal and legume grains occupy the front line, whereas, horticultural crops have occupied the second line of defense. For healthy diet cereals and legumes provide us with carbohydrates and protein, whereas, fruits and vegetables provide us minerals and vitamins. Both macro- and micro- nutrients are essential for human growth and development. The fruits and vegetables are the major source of micro-nutrients. It is estimated that up to 2.7 million lives could potentially be saved each year if fruit and vegetable production was sufficiently increased. Both at national and international levels, food and agriculture/horticulture development plans and estimates are basically developed, framed and implemented, and narrowed down to cereal production. In the present context of attaining nutrition security, this mode of thinking on ‘food’ needs to be changed to ‘nutrients’, which will include necessarily all those crops including fruit and vegetables which provide all macro- and micro-nutrients to ensure balanced nutrition needed for good human health. The present publication has attempted to reflect and discuss the above views and ideas on the subject of sustainable horticulture development and nutrition security in nine chapters with 32 articles by 32 authors.
And this greatly affects the status of our health . If you really want to get superhealthy , high - nutrition food , you need to grow it yourself . But exactly how do you grow food for maximum nutrition ? All the old gardening ...
Author: William S. Peavy
Argues that commercial produce is nutrient-poor, and explains how to grown more healthful food in enriched soil.
This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as well as other benefits relating to ...
Author: Danny Hunter
This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as well as other benefits relating to climate change adaptation, ecoliteracy and greening school spaces. Many schoolchildren suffer from various forms of malnutrition and it is important to address their nutritional status given the effects it has on their health, cognition, and subsequently their educational achievement. Schools are recognized as excellent platforms for promoting lifelong healthy eating and improving long-term, sustainable nutrition security required for optimum educational outcomes. This book reveals the multiple benefits of school gardens for improving nutrition and education for children and their families. It examines issues such as school feeding, community food production, school gardening, nutritional education and the promotion of agrobiodiversity, and draws on international case studies, from both developed and developing nations, to provide a comprehensive global assessment. This book will be essential reading for those interested in promoting agrobiodiversity, sustainable nutrition and healthy eating habits in schools and public institutions more generally. It identifies recurring and emerging issues, establishes best practices, identifies key criteria for success and advises on strategies for scaling up and scaling out elements to improve the uptake of school gardens.
A nutritional approach directed to rural women to encourage them to grow more and better food for their families in areas of widespread malnutrition.
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
A nutritional approach directed to rural women to encourage them to grow more and better food for their families in areas of widespread malnutrition. Includes details of suitable tools, plant varieties and gardening methods for the tropics and subtropics.
This comprehensive guide to organic gardening designed for all skill levels provides methods for growing delicious, pesticide-free vegetables using sustainable practices.
Author: Marleny Franco
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Organic gardening not only provides fresh, healthy food for you to eat, but it can also bring balance, health, joy, and healing. It is crucial for both our health and the survival of our planet. Author Marleny Franco’s Garden the Organic Way presents an engaging, practical guide to understanding why we should garden organically as well as every detail on how to garden successfully. It offers a straightforward approach to becoming a top-notch organic gardener. You’ll learn how soil is the key to organic gardening and how to care for it, as well as techniques to help you plan and prepare a garden from each season’s beginning to end. After laying the foundation for a successful garden, you’ll learn the specifics of twelve families of vegetables and how to plant and tend to them. Franco shares her many years of experience in an accessible and fun manner, allowing anyone to start from the beginning and find success in organic gardening. This comprehensive guide to organic gardening designed for all skill levels provides methods for growing delicious, pesticide-free vegetables using sustainable practices.
This book offers a solution for people who are seeking practical ways to help their family get healthy without getting lost in a sea of conflicting information. This book contains over thirty years of hard-won nutritional knowledge.
Author: Paul Ciaravella
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Too many people are left in the dark when it comes to organic foods. They want to keep their family healthy but are overwhelmed with nutritional information and don’t know where to begin. This book offers a solution for people who are seeking practical ways to help their family get healthy without getting lost in a sea of conflicting information. This book contains over thirty years of hard-won nutritional knowledge. In 1986, two of Paul’s children fell ill and since then, he has dedicated most of his time to learning how to get healthy through nutrition and backyard gardening. Paul has banked thousands of hours of nutritional courses and working one on one with clients and in workshop settings.
(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities.
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an established tradition and offer great potential for improving household food supplies. The home garden can be used to raise many kinds of vegetable, fruits, staple crops, medicinal plants and spices as well as animal and fish. Even a small plot of land, if well managed, can make a substantial contribution towards meeting household food needs and improving nutrition. This training package integrates food production and nutritional issues and provides a comprehensive set of material for training field workers who wish to assist families and communities in improving food production and adding nutritional value to their diets.
This book is filled with teachable moments, simple gardening terminology, opportunities to mimic and move, and a rich STEM experience that introduces children to the beneficial process of working the land and reaping the rewards.
Author: Angela Russ-Ayon
Publisher: Russ Invision Company
Diverse young characters work together to grow fruits and vegetables in the garden from seed to sprout to harvest. This is a rich STEM experience that introduces children to the beneficial process of working the land and reaping the rewards. Filled with teachable moments, simple gardening terminology, and opportunities to mimic and move. An enjoyable way to give youngsters control over their diets and promote healthy eating. Lyrical rhyming verses and colorful imagery prompt readers to make little discoveries along the way. Plant something that helps children grow! ------- Related terms and phrases: gardening for young children, community gardens, nutrition month, fruits and vegetables, growing healthy foods, growing fruits, growing vegetables, planting vegetables, planting fruit, harvesting a garden, planting healthy food, planting a garden, how to plant a garden, garden fresh food, healthy living, healthy eating. ***** This title is available in bulk for early childhood and family grants that promote healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, gardening, farm to table, STEM initiatives, and anti-obesity. Contact the publisher (Abridge Club) directly for orders and pricing. --------- Similar books in this category: "Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens "Planting a Rainbow" by Lois Ehlert. ------ Early Childhood Benefits of Gardening: 1. Gives an opportunity to design and create a gardening space. 2. A socioemotional experience - children work cooperatively toward a positive outcome. 3. Provides a therapeutic calming effect from outdoor, fresh air activity, disconnected from electronics and the stress of life. (Netherlands study) 4. Engages all senses - a sensorimotor experience. 5. Gain an understanding of where food comes from. 6. Leads to increased food preparation after harvest. 7. Encourages the consumption of fresh produce. Children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. 8. Engages children and adults in moderate exercise and physical activity: bending, twisting, stretching, lifting, pulling, reaching. Improves fine motor skills, hand strength, and dexterity. 9. Learn patience, responsibility, and gain a sense of confidence. 10. Experience a scientific process that pays off. 11. Develops planning, STEM, and analytical abilities. 12. Introduces the sciences: life, earth, and physical sciences - botany, biology, and chemistry. 13. Provides an opportunity to examine the world around us: weather, temperature, insects, animals, etc. 14. Explores the limits of natural resources and the importance of using them carefully. 15. Highlights the importance of taking care of the environment. 16. Sunshine on the skin helps the body make Vitamin D! Vitamin D helps our bodies use calcium, keeps our bones strong, and helps us fight diseases.