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Serious Energy Savings With Passive House Design
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Your Green Dream Home: First Things To Consider
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DIY All-Natural Household Cleaners
- Width: 36'-0" Depth: 24'-0"
- Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
- Building height - 20'-8"
- Roof pitch - 12/12
- Ceiling height - 8'
- Loft ceiling height - 7'-6"
- Three 9' x 7' overhead doors
- Third stall in garage perfect for boat storage
- Generous loft space for storage or studio
- Complete list of materials
- Step-by-step instructions
This 3-car garage e-plan includes a complete list of required materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 36 feet by 24 feet.
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Learn how to fill forests with food by viewing agriculture from a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products.
The practices of forestry and farming are often seen as mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are reserved primarily for timber and firewood harvesting.
In Farming the Woods, authors Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be an either-or scenario, but a complementary one; forest farms can be most productive in places where the plow is not: on steep slopes and in shallow soils. Forest farming is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes increasingly important for farmers.
Many of the daily indulgences we take for granted (such as coffee, chocolate, and many tropical fruits) all originate in forest ecosystems. But few know that such abundance is also available in the cool temperate forests of North America.
Farming the Woods covers in detail how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and more. Along with profiles of forest farmers from around the country, readers are also provided comprehensive information on:
- historical perspectives of forest farming
- mimicking the forest in a changing climate
- cultivation of medicinal crops
- cultivation of food crops
- creating a forest nursery
- harvesting and utilizing wood products
- the role of animals in the forest farm
- how to design your forest farm and manage it once it’s established
Farming the Woods is an essential book for farmers and gardeners who have access to an established woodland, are looking for productive ways to manage it, and are interested in incorporating aspects of agroforestry, permaculture, forest gardening, and sustainable woodlot management into the concept of a whole-farm organism.
Fun writing from farmer Joel Salatin on what you need to know about buying local and organic, and raising animals humanely. This book was written for everyone who buys and eats food.
A comprehensive practical reference to herbal dental care for all ages, Dental Herbalism:
- Details the use of 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth
- Explores 47 common conditions that affect the mouth, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, acid reflux and tooth loss.
- Provides recipes for herbal toothpastes, mouth rinses, pain-relieving poultices, and teas for prevention and daily care.
- Examines infant and toddler oral care, including remedies for teething and thrush.
The authors provide recipes for herbal toothpastes and rinses, poultices for pain and inflammation, and teas and tinctures for intervention, prevention, and daily care. They explain how recent research confirms the link between poor oral health and many diseases, such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. They examine the risk factors, symptoms, causes, and herbal preventives and remedies for 47 common conditions that affect the mouth, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, bruxism, acid reflux/GERD, and tooth loss. They explore the complete anatomy of the mouth and explain proper brushing, flossing, and tongue-cleaning techniques to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and maintain bridges, implants, and braces. The authors address the importance of diet and nutrition in oral health as well as controversial topics including fluoride. They provide an in-depth chapter on pregnancy, infant and childhood oral care, including herbal remedies for teething and thrush.
Ideal for those looking to improve their own oral health, herbalists looking to address the root cause of systemic inflammation, or dental professionals searching for natural alternatives, this authoritative yet practical guide empowers each of us to reclaim the health of our mouths and sustain a full, strong set of teeth for a lifetime.
Over 320 mouth-watering recipes from five issues of Good Things to Eat – a quarterly recipe magazine from the editors of Grit – are now available together on one e-book collection (downloadable e-book). Issues include: Breads and Biscuits, Breakfast and Brunch, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Treats and Potluck.
Also available: Good Things To Eat CD.
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