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- How to Choose a New Bike
- Recumbent Bicycle: A DIY, Low-Cost Project
- Ride Green With Electric Bikes and Scooters
- Shopping by Bike: Tips and Tricks for the Commuter Cyclist
- Best Fuel-Efficient Cars by Each Automaker
- Build Your Own Car That Gets 100 Miles Per Gallon: MAX
- How to Get Better Gas Mileage
- Make Your Own Gas! Alcohol Fuel Basics
- Wood Gas Truck
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Composting has never been easier! Learn how to incorporate Brett Markham's amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase your self-sufficiency, and be kind to the ecosystem.
Markham, author of Maximizing Your Mini Farm: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, is here to help you get started in this new handbook that covers everything you need to know about composting. Whether it's your mini farm or flower garden that needs nourishment, Markham explains how to compost just about anything you can grow … and reminds us that developing your own composting practices can not only be fun but saves money and encourages self-sufficiency. Learn to make a backyard compost structure with Markham's easy-to-follow directions and learn the science behind how your food scraps become food for plants. In The Mini Farming Guide to Composting you'll find instructions that make composting simple, with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, diagrams and photographs taken by the author.
Herbalists, naturopaths, plantspeople, witches, and natural healers will love the empowering information, engaging stories, and heartfelt meditations and rituals of natural herbal medicines found in The Gift of Healing Herbs. Written by well-respected urban herbalist Robin Rose Bennett with more than 180 easy-to-follow recipes, this book offers readers who want to take charge of their health an immersion into myriad ways to use plant-based remedies to care for themselves and others on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
Informed by the wisdom that physical and spiritual healing are inextricably intertwined, The Gift of Healing Herbs explores herbology as the “people’s medicine,” freely available to all, and as a powerful yet gentle way to heal body, mind, heart and soul. The book is divided into three parts: the first part examines health and the causes of illness; the second part comprises a reference of all the physical systems of the body and the common and not-so-common herbs for tonifying them; and the third part contains recipes for teas, brews, and instructions for incorporating herbs into our daily lives. The hundreds of recipes for herbal preparations in this book (accompanied by prayers, meditations and rituals) offer spiritual and physical insights into the relationship between our body systems and the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water, thus helping the reader explore and experience the interconnection of all things in the web of life.
With personal stories, case histories and elements of personal memoir, The Gift of Healing Herbs is equal parts inspiration and instruction, drawn from the author’s life and decades spent teaching and practicing herbal medicine in a spiritual, earth-based, nondogmatic style. It’s a book that’s keenly focused on the spiritual aspects of healing, as revealed through personal story. The author explores how one’s personal story turns into one’s embodied physicality, specific health challenges, and ultimately reveals one’s unique path of healing.