Organic Gardening in the American West

In this compact book, Robert Smith gives clear and detailed instructions for gardening organically in a semi-arid climate.

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Author: Robert F. Smith

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ISBN: 0865342822

Category: Gardening

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In this compact book, Robert Smith gives clear and detailed instructions for gardening organically in a semi-arid climate. Using New Mexico as an example, he gives full directors for raising everything from asparagus to zucchini; shows how depressed bed planting protects plants and conserves moisture; and includes instructions about a labor-saving method of soil cultivation. After receiving his master's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, the author taught in a small high school in Jackson, California, and then at Tampere University in Finland. He then moved with his wife and two sons to a ranch near the old village of San Geronimo in northern New Mexico. After building a house, he devoted himself for several years to growing vegetables and raising goats. He then became an instructor at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. After retiring from teaching, Smith moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he now teaches computer skills to seniors, maintains a web page, and keeps a backyard vegetable patch.

How to Read the American West

For more on the story of organic gardening, community-supported agriculture, and the location of farmers' markets in the West, see the LocalHarvest Web site, the nation's leading online source of information on organic and locally ...

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Author: William Wyckoff

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805375

Category: History

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From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these familiar landscapes. A geographer and an accomplished photographer, Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work, and visit. This innovative field guide includes stories, photographs, maps, and diagrams on a hundred landscape features across the American West. Features are grouped according to type, such as natural landscapes, farms and ranches, places of special cultural identity, and cities and suburbs. Unlike the geographic organization of a traditional guidebook, Wyckoff's field guide draws attention to the connections and the differences between and among places. Emphasizing features that recur from one part of the region to another, the guide takes readers on an exploration of the eleven western states with trips into their natural and cultural character. How to Read the American West is an ideal traveling companion on the main roads and byways in the West, providing unexpected insights into the landscapes you see out your car window. It is also a wonderful source for armchair travelers and people who live in the West who want to learn more about the modern West, how it came to be, and how it may change in the years to come. Showcasing the everyday alongside the exceptional, Wyckoff demonstrates how asking new questions about the landscapes of the West can let us see our surroundings more clearly, helping us make informed and thoughtful decisions about their stewardship in the twenty-first century. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSmp5gZ4-I

Organic Gardening

Believed to be a native of Mexico, it was first discovered in the American West in 1811. As prospectors and pioneers moved west, bringing potatoes with them, the beetle migrated east, traveling as much as 85 miles a year.

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Practical Organic Gardening

... American West, where groundwater is being removed much faster than it can be replenished. Much of the water used for daily living comes from groundwater, so efforts to conserve and replenish it are important for organic gardeners.

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Author: Mark Highland

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ISBN: 9781591866879

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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A guide to organic gardening offers tips on soil selection, using natural remedies for pests and diseases, and repurposing vintage containers.

Organic Gardening

David W. McQueston Ring-wood, New Jersey Mistletoe Hunter Our dad, a great storyteller, told us that as a poor boy in ... variegatus) was photographed by Maureen Lee of Oakdale, Minnesota, while on a garden tour in Togo, West Africa.

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Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the ...

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The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

While some areas of this geographic region experience no shortage of water, in most of America west of the 100th meridian, water is scarce and sacred. Some cities and areas of the region have been under extended drought conditions and ...

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Author: Mary Ann Newcomer

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604695946

Category: Gardening

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How to grow your own food in the Rockies! Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Mary Ann Newcomer. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. For home gardeners in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Washington and Oregon, northern Nevada, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Organic Gardener s Companion

A comprehensive guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region.

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Author: Jane Shellenberger

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555918538

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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A comprehensive guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region. Includes information on soil cultivation (the backbone of organic gardening), selection, mulching harvesting, storing, and other concerns specific to semiarid and high-altitude climates.

Why We Garden

Our revisionisthistory ofthesoil laudsorganic gardening as one of life's best tutors forteachinga senseof place. ... to the rancher's Pecos Bill leading millions of cattle to tromp over virgin watersheds all across the American West.

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Author: Jim Nollman

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466881945

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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The spirit of gardening is a deepening connection with nature that transforms the gardener into an adventurer encountering lessons great and small. Author Jim Nollman sees the connection to the garden as the space in which a genuine healing relationship between person and place can be formed. Why We Garden is full of helpful tips from Nollman's decades of gardening experience, along with the Zen of gardening--the sense of place and purpose and what tending the land means to us. A beautifully written gem for the gardener seeking the simplicity and spirit of the land and a gift for all who are stewards of the earth.

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Vital statistics: Native from Virginia to Florida, and west to Texas, American wisteria is a deciduous vine that can grow more than 30 feet long. Reliable in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 to 9, it blooms in late spring/early summer on ...

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God Gardened East

In contrast to commercial farmers, organic gardeners practice a so-called golden rule of organic gardening that ... to the rancher's Pecos Bill leading millions of cattle to tromp over virgin watersheds all across the American West.

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Author: Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498270472

Category: Religion

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Working within two popular genres, gardening books and biblical meditations, God Gardened East offers a meditation on the first twenty-five chapters of Genesis, emphasizing the tropes of cultivation, wandering, and "the east." Reconceived in a post-9/11 environment, Ruprecht wrestles with difficult questions about the violent legacy of monotheism and traces some of this violence back to the foundational story of Abraham and his dislocation from his homeland.

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Western advertising service . DEBRUYN ADVERTISING , INC . Western Air Lines , Inc. BURNHAM & CO . , INC . We're adopted . UNDERSTANDING CHANGES IN THE FAMILY . Western organic gardening . ALLEN , FLOYD , ed . Western American history in ...

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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119498728

Category: Copyright

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Loving Nature Fearing the State

“The Battle To Halt Mass Poisoning Is On.” Organic Farming and Gardening 4 (December 1957): 49–54 Power, ... Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America. ... Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water.

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Author: Brian Allen Drake

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804859

Category: History

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A "conservative environmental tradition" in America may sound like a contradiction in terms, but as Brian Allen Drake shows in Loving Nature, Fearing the State, right-leaning politicians and activists have shaped American environmental consciousness since the environmental movement's beginnings. In this wide-ranging history, Drake explores the tensions inherent in balancing an ideology dedicated to limiting the power of government with a commitment to protecting treasured landscapes and ecological health. Drake argues that "antistatist" beliefs--an individualist ethos and a mistrust of government--have colored the American passion for wilderness but also complicated environmental protection efforts. While most of the successes of the environmental movement have been enacted through the federal government, conservative and libertarian critiques of big-government environmentalism have increasingly resisted the idea that strengthening state power is the only way to protect the environment. Loving Nature, Fearing the State traces the influence of conservative environmental thought through the stories of important actors in postwar environmental movements. The book follows small-government pioneer Barry Goldwater as he tries to establish federally protected wilderness lands in the Arizona desert and shows how Goldwater's intellectual and ideological struggles with this effort provide a framework for understanding the dilemmas of an antistatist environmentalism. It links antigovernment activism with environmental public health concerns by analyzing opposition to government fluoridation campaigns and investigates environmentalism from a libertarian economic perspective through the work of free-market environmentalists. Drake also sees in the work of Edward Abbey an argument that reverence for nature can form the basis for resistance to state power. Each chapter highlights debates and tensions that are important to understanding environmental history and the challenges that face environmental protection efforts today.

Organic Gardening

Other species and varieties include the Texas redbud (C. canadensis var. texensis) and Western redbud (C. occidentalis). ... only lives seven years, it is still inherently more artistic, aesthetic, and American than a Bradford pear.

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Organic Oren s Gardening Guide

Rodale established the organic gardening and farming movement in the United States by starting up Organic ... climate west of the Cascades is radically different than the rest of the United States has made this vegetable gardening text ...

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Author: Oren Macintosh

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304963703

Category: House & Home

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You don’t have to be a health nut to embrace organic gardening. The World Health Organization estimates that there are up to a quarter of a million pesticide related deaths per year. They are designed to kill, and boy do they! Learn how to eliminate toxins in your food by growing your own organic garden. This book will take you from start to finish through all steps of the process: Plan for a successful garden Prep your land Plant for optimal growth Feed your food only the best! Maintain and care for your precious sprigs Harvest the right way to make room for more Store your food to last It’s easier than you think. If you've been gardening for years or are just beginning to grow your own food, organic gardening can provide you with peace of mind and pride in your produce.

Rodale s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

water and, above all, use only the least-toxic organic pesticides. Toads like to live in places that are fairly light, humid, and out of the wind; you might find them in a rock garden or an old stone wall. Make your own toad shelters by ...

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Author: Fern Marshall Bradley

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781635650990

Category: Gardening

Page: 720

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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years, and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design. In this indispensable work you will find: • Comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape along with related entries such as Community Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Horticultural Therapy, Stonescaping, and more • The most in-depth information from the trusted Rodale Organic Gardening brand • A completely new section on earth-friendly techniques for gardening in a changing climate, covering wise water management, creating backyard habitats, managing invasive plants and insects, reducing energy use and recycling, and understanding biotechnology • Entries all written by American gardeners for American gardeners, with answers for all the challenges presented by various conditions, from the humid Deep South and the mild maritime coasts to the cold far North and the dry Southwest Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has everything you need to create gorgeous, non-toxic gardens in any part of the country.

The Global History of Organic Farming

History and Properties of the Different Varieties of Natural Guanos. ... American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping and Eating. ... Post, John D. The last great subsistence crisis in the Western World.

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Author: Gregory A. Barton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192542601

Category: History

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Organic farming is a major global movement that is changing land-use and consumer habits around the world. This book tells the untold story of how the organic farming movement nearly faltered after an initial flurry of scientific interest and popular support. Drawing on newly-unearthed archives, Barton argues that organic farming first gained popularity in an imperial milieu before shifting to the left of the political spectrum after decolonization and served as a crucial middle stage of environmentalism. Modern organic protocols developed in British India under the guidance of Sir Albert Howard before spreading throughout parts of the British Empire, Europe, and the USA through the advocacy of his many followers and his second wife Louise. Organic farming advocates before and during World War II challenged the industrialization of agriculture and its reliance on chemical fertilizers. They came tantalizingly close to influencing government policy. The decolonization of the British Empire, the success of industrial agriculture, and the purging of holistic ideas from medicine side-lined organic farming advocates who were viewed increasingly as cranks and kooks. Organic farming advocates continued to spread their anti-chemical farming message through a small community that deeply influenced Rachel Carson's ideas in Silent Spring, a book that helped to legitimize anti-chemical concerns. The organic farming movement re-entered the scientific mainstream in the 1980s only with the reluctant backing of government policy. It has continued to grow in popularity ever since and explains why organic farming continues to inspire those who seek to align agriculture and health.

The Poetics and Politics of the Desert

Lands of the Arid Region of the United States (1878), a text that dispelled both the myth of the American West as a ... This implies the foregrounding of cultural traditions (Native American, Mexican, organic farming practices) that ...

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Author: Catrin Gersdorf

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401206570

Category: Social Science

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This study explores the ways in which the desert, as topographical space and cultural presence, shaped and reshaped concepts and images of America. Once a territory outside the geopolitical and cultural borders of the United States, the deserts of the West and Southwest have since emerged as canonical American landscapes. Drawing on the critical concepts of American studies and on questions and problems raised in recent debates on ecocriticism, The Poetics and Politics of the Desert investigates the spatial rhetoric of America as it developed in view of arid landscapes since the mid-nineteenth century. Gersdorf argues that the integration of the desert into America catered to the entire spectrum of ideological and political responses to the history and culture of the US, maintaining that the Americanization of this landscape was and continues to be staged within the idiomatic parameters and in reaction to the discursive authority of four spatial metaphors: garden, wilderness, Orient, and heterotopia.

Alternative Farming Systems Economic Aspects

Descriptors : Vegetable gardening -- Northwest Coast of North America ; Organic gardening-Northwest Coast of North ... Descriptors : Organic farming ; Crops 116 NAL Call No : SB324.3.567 1989 Growing vegetables west of the Cascades ...

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Author: Karl Schneider

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ISBN: MINN:319510029814659

Category: Alternative agriculture

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