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Edible cities : urban permaculture for gardens, yards, balconies, rooftops and beyond
Anger, Judith., author.
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Uniform Title:
Jedem sein Grün! English
Publication Information:
East Meon : Permanent Publications, 2013.
Physical Description:
x, 156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1. Permaculture: Nature and Life -- The Basics -- The History of Permaculture -- Further, Higher or What? Education, Training and Learning in Permaculture -- 2. Concrete Deserts and Borderlines -- The City Concept: Past, Present and Future -- 3. Voles, Moles and Rebels -- From Splendid Isolation to Islands of Solutions -- From Island to Island: Fernando de Noronha -- Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser -- Chateau Villandry -- Geometry and Vegetables -- Conquering the Vertical -- Patrick Blanc -- Guerrilla Gardening: The Humble Charm of Apolitical Politics -- Vegetable Orchestra -- 4. Opportunities between Rooftop and Pavement -- Why We Should All Be Urban Gardeners -- Urban Self-sufficiency -- More Than Just a Dream? -- Guidelines and Practical Ideas for an Urban Permaculture -- 5. Designer Shoes Off -- Work Boots On! -- Fresh Produce for the Poorest of the Poor -- Permaculture on the Rubbish Dump -- Permaculture Tip: Garbage Tower Planter -- Todmorden: Community Spirit + Local Action = Edible Town -- Permaculture Tip: Potato Patch at Home -- From Zuchotti Park with Love -- Occupy Permaculture -- Permaculture Tip: (No) Shopping Trolley -- Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs Without a Balcony or Patio -- Permaculture Tip: Hanging Salad Planter -- A Swiss Fairy Garden: Permaculture Balcony on 2m2 -- Permaculture Tip: Bypass Method -- Rooftop Honey from the Opera House -- Permaculture Tip: How to Become an Urban Beekeeper -- Urban Oasis on a Balcony: From Concrete Furnace to Edible Habitat -- Permaculture Tip: Rainwater Harvesting -- From Ornamental Garden to Natural Pharmacy in 360m2 -- Permaculture Tip: Raised Beds -- Self-sufficient Suburbia: How Parents Protect their Children from GM Food -- Permaculture Tip: Rosehip and Apple Jam -- Mexico: Chilli Peppers in the Ganglands -- Permaculture Tip: Seed Bombs -- Israel: War and Peace at Home -- Permaculture Tip: Sun Reflector -- Pyramids, Vegetables, Slugs and Ducks: Permaculture with Children -- Permaculture Tip: Salad or Strawberry Tower -- Integrating Migrants in Traun -- Permaculture Tip: Worm Composting -- It's Growing! Genesis of a Community Garden, Munich -- Permaculture Tip: Edible Mushrooms in the City -- Landschaftsgarten, Graz: Palaver under the Apple Tree -- Permaculture Tip: Grapevines as Sun Shelter -- Green Facades and Roof Gardens in Vienna -- Permaculture Tip: Outline Plan for a Roof Garden -- Volkertmarkt, Vienna: The Greening of a Neighbourhood -- Permaculture Tip: Bokashi Method for Natural Fertility -- Detroit: Re-used Tyres in the Motor City -- Permaculture Tip: DIY Solar Dryer -- Permaculture Tip: Baking Bread -- 6. Talking Plants -- Introduction -- Plant Basics -- 7. Here to Help You Out -- Seeds, Plants & Other Resources for the Urban Permaculturist -- Further Reading -- Open Letter by Sepp Holzer -- Words of Thanks -- Photo Credits.
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SB453 .A54413 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SB453 .A54413 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Want to grow food but have nothing larger than a balcony, windowsill, or a piece of wall? No problem! This is a gardening book with a difference. It will help you to grow your own fruit, vegetables, herbs, and even mushrooms in small spaces in the most ecological way possible. Edible Cities shows you why the urban landscape can be a great place for permaculture. Discover inside:

* Principles of permaculture

* Worldwide examples of urban gardening projects

* Ideas for flats and balconies

* Green roofs

* Vertical gardening and urban beekeeping

* Guerrilla gardening and successful community projects

* Illustrated practical techniques with clear instructions

* Preface and contributions by Sepp Holzer

* Urban case studies from cities all over the world.

Packed with inspiration and practical, fully illustrated ideas, discover how people around the world are inventing new growing opportunities and making them a reality with few resources and a lot of creativity. Find out how you, too, can plan and create your own urban growing paradise.