Home gardens are found in many humid and sub-humid parts of the world. They are sometimes called backyard or kitchen gardens. These gardens have an established tradition and offer great potential for improving household food security and alleviating micronutrient deficiencies. Gardening can enhance food security in several ways, most importantly through: 1) direct access to a diversity of nutritionally-rich foods, 2) increased purchasing power from savings on food bills and income from sales of garden products, and 3) fall-back food provision during seasonal lean periods.

One of the easiest ways of ensuring access to a healthy diet (see Nutrition Education and Training) that contains adequate macro- and micronutrients is to produce many different kinds of foods in the home garden. This is especially important in rural areas where people have limited income-earning opportunities and poor access to markets. Home gardens are also becoming an increasingly important source of food and income for poor households in peri-urban and urban areas.

A well-developed home garden has the potential, when access to land and water is not a major limitation, to supply most of the non-staple foods that a family needs every day of the year, including roots and tubers, vegetables and fruits, legumes, herbs and spices, animals and fish. Roots and tubers are rich in energy and legumes are important sources of protein, fat, iron and vitamins. Green leafy vegetables and yellow- or orange-coloured fruits provide essential vitamins and minerals, particularly folate, and vitamins A, E and C. Vegetables and fruits are a vital component of a healthy diet and should be eaten as part of every meal. Meat, chicken and fish are good sources of protein, fat and micronutrients, particularly iron and zinc. They are especially important in small children's diets to ensure normal growth and intellectual development.   --- FAO

 

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  1. Many people today are finding themselves in situations where they need to produce food in what is considered unconventional agriculture conditions. Whether it be due to the restrictions of limited space, such is the case for those living in cities or challenges of work with community gardens,...
  2. ECHO continues to be motivated by agricultural and community-based needs and strives to make its technical resources available to both global and domestic organizations. Through the Community Garden Assistance Program, an expansion of our organization within southwest Florida, ECHO offers...
  3. Many believe that learning at school happens only inside the classroom. Now we recognize that the whole school environment is involved in children's development. The school grounds are: a source of food for improving children's diet and health; a source of healthy influences (clean drinking...
  4. SW Florida’s hot, humid summers have a lot in common with rainforest conditions, minus the shade of tall trees and of course with less total rainfall and not quite as high humidity. So it is not surprising that some of the standard vegetables in ECHO’s summer gardens originated in tropical...
  5. FAO : Composting is the natural process of 'rotting' or decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Raw organic materials such as crop residues, animal wastes, food garbage, some municipal wastes and suitable industrial wastes, enhance their suitability for...
  6. Polycultureis a form of agriculture in which more than one species is grown at the same time and place in imitation of the diversity of natural ecosystems.Polycultureis the opposite of monoculture, in which only members of one plant or animal species are cultivated together. Google Scholar -...
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  8. Seeds naturally have a place in almost any endeavor having to do with agricultural development. Seeds of most food plants are small and, as such, are more easily transported and can be shipped longer distances than vegetative cuttings. For the farmer, seeds represent the promise of a continued...
  9. A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free or for a nominal fee and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries and community centers. For some communities, getting folks to garden and grow some of their own food is the focus. For...
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  11. Pollinationis the act of transferring pollen grains from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma. The goal of every living organism, including plants, is to create offspring for the next generation. One of the ways that plants can produce offspring is by making seeds. What is...
  12. This resource generously provided for publication by Global Service Corps. Over the last two years keyhole gardens have been promoted in different communities throughout different programmes in African countries. They are popular and productive across vastly different environments and cultures....
  13. 2017-10-05 Home garden interventions are one of few agricultural interventions with a proven effect on nutritional outcomes and potentially contribute to 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Despite a recent surge in interest, there remains a lack of knowledge about the most effective ways to...
  14. 2014-11-07 Farming with raised planting beds is a great way to keep your crop safe and increase your yields. This agricultural technique reduces soil compaction and improves the quality of the soil. It protects your plants during times of excess rainfall. This animation describes how to implement this...
  15. 2014-11-07 Compost can be used to improve the quality of your soil. You can use plant materials, animal manure and kitchen scraps to create compost. Compost will add nutrients and organic matter to your soil. This animation explains the process of creating and storing compost. Scientific Animations Without...
  16. 2014-11-07 Drip Irrigation is a technique that allows you to consistently water your entire crop. This technique is especially helpful during a drought or dry season. This technique must be combined with Raised Planting Beds. Please watch our animation on Raised Planting Beds before attempting Drip...
  17. 2015-03-26 There are perennial vegetables that are quite resilient and also highly nutritious. These vegetables can significantly improve diet, increase the body’s ability to capture the value of foods, and be incorporated into common foods. This presentation will discuss producing and using Chaya, Katuk,...
  18. 2015-11-18 Vegetable growing can provide nutrition and livelihood for those isolated by poverty, recovering from crisis, and/or diversifying their food and income options -- but gains are not automatic. What should be considered in designing and deploying vegetable gardening programs? What seed...
  19. 2010-05-20 Food Always in the Home as modifed by Larry Yarger, ECHO, 2010 under the auspices of the Asian Rural Life Development Foundation, International Most rural areas of the world subsist on growing food, with food security top-of-mind for most agrarian communities.Believe it or not, there are still...
  20. Includes the best of Florida's native flowering plants that attract and feed native butterflies. These are the plants that naturally supported themore than 160 butterfly species that bred in Florida well before the impacts of man became noticeable. The book is also about the butterflies...
  21. A good plan is the first step in establishing a home vegetable garden. Planning includes selecting the garden location; deciding on size and kinds and varieties of vegetables to plant: and determining where, when and how much of each vegetable to plant in the garden.
  22. Everything you need to know to grow fresh, tasty vegetables, fragrant herbs, and colorful flowers is included in Desert Gardening for Beginners. The authors, all life-long gardeners, have tralated the most current horticultural information from University of Arizona researchers into...
  23. 2016-04-27 Presented at the ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2015 Vegetable growing can provide nutrition and livelihood for those isolated by poverty, recovering from crisis, and/or diversifying their food and income options -- but gains are not automatic. What should be considered in designing...
  24. This circular has been prepared partly to meet the need for information on culture and partly to answer inquires from institutions and individuals in the tropics. The information and recommendtions are based on more than 45 years' experience with vegetables at this station, as well as on the...
  25. Discusses the quality of American food, explains how to select the most nutritious varieties of fruits and vegetables, and offers advice on their cultivation, harvest, and storage
  26. Container Gardening is filled with information and advice about growing and caring for plants in containers. Its sections will tell you what kind of soil to use, how often to fertilize, what pests and diseases to look out for, what to do when you go away on vaction, and which varietes of what...
  27. New discoveries and techniques for gardening are highlighted in this publication.
  28. With allergy problems reaching alarming, epidemic levels, horticulturist Tom Ogren sets out to investigate the role that urban landscaping plays in this urgent health crisis. What he discovered was startling: The vastly disproportionate cultivation of all-male plant varieties produces large...
  29. Joing the ranks of gardeners who are discovering that they can harvest more from less space, and with less effort. Find out how it's possible to keep the garden producing year-round, not matter where you live. All the techniques you need to turn your garden into a lush, productive, nonstop...
  30. Let the garden experts at Rodale help you create your most successful garden ever. Learn how to use natural and chemical-free methods to grow vegetables and fruit, perennials, annuals, bulbs, herbs, and trees and shrubs and maintain your landscape all year-round. Now thoroughly revised and...
  31. Gardeners are the front line of defense in our struggle to tackle the problems of global warming, loss of habitat, water shortages, and shrinking biodiversity. InThe New American Landscape, author and editor Thomas Christopher brings together the best thinkers on the topic of gardening...
  32. Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilites provides you--whether you are a veteran or first-time gardener age five or eighty-five--with all the expertise and practical know-how necessary for designing, planting, and maintaining a garden that suits your special needs. And you will...
  33. This handbook is inteded as a practical guide for people concerned with technical and logistical support for gardening for food in the semi-arids tropics. It addresses the constraints to, and possibilites of, gardening in this delicate environment, and describes some approaches to gardening for...
  34. 2015-12-09 Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how...
  35. The garden can be a place of healing, a place where everyone can be accepted, where stress can be lost and peace discovered. In this book Hank Bruce introduces the field of horticultural therapy and describes the garden as a powerful place of renewal and connection. On a lighter note, the chapter...
  36. This book provides a solid source of information for your unique gardening needs, not a tranlation of cold-climate techniques. If you live in a warm climate, this book will help you pick up the right planting rhythms, choose the best plants, and discover useful techniques to make your gardening...
  37. This book discusses gardening options in dry desert climates. Included are planting, garden maintenance, soil preparation, and challenges such as insects and idseases.
  38. The subject of this particular manual is the basic technology of horticulture and vegetabl-growing, as it applies mainly to family gardens. It deals largely with the way this kind of vegetable cultivation has been encouraged through extension activities initiated mostly by health service workers...
  39. This booklet included a brief history of crops commonly grown in the nineteenth century explain how they came to be grown in the United States and give more familiarity with each crop. Listed under each crop are some varieties that were grown regularly in nineteenth century gardens and that are...
  40. This book is designed to be a guide with suggestions and procedures for initiating and conducting a horticultureal program for the disabled and disadvantaged. There is a section that describes the physical and psychological characteristics of various groups and their implications for horticulure,...
  41. Poincelot gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions for planning, planting, and caring for a productive, beautiful garden without digging or weeding again. The book also includes a foolproof new way to grow sturdy transplants and eliminate transplant shock.
  42. Key Resource 2001-01-01 This book is about global hunger, and our backyard garden. It looks at the opportunities that the future holds for people facing hunger all over the world, with these objectives: 1. To create an awareness that there is a world of potential beyond tomatoes and green beans. 2. To note what some of...
  43. 2014-03-11 When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie's language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In...
  44. Half the world still lives on less than $2 per day. On this budget, it can be impossible to sustain life. Malnutrition in the developing world causes dire consequences for nearly a billion people, 60% of them women and girls. Yet, there is hope for change as the majority of those who are hungry...
  45. Our missionis to provide educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning experiences for children, youth, adults, and communities.
  46. Sheet composting is an ancient technique that has many practical applications today. Also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, sheet composting is a cold composting method that has been used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to...
  47. Easy Low-Maintenance tips and techniques for Building Healthy Soil, Making Compost, Wiping out Weeds, Stopping Pests, Beating Disease, Growing and Harvesting healthy vegetables and fruits plus Growing beautiful perennials, herbs bulbs, annuals, vines and more.
  48. Key Resource 1993-01-19 Provides information for developing new vegetables, and discusses plant breeding methods for breeding for flavor, size, shape, or color
  49. Key Resource 2009-04-01 Second Edition The first edition of Gaia's Garden, sparked the imagination of Americas home gardeners, introducing permacultures central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition...
  50. Key Resource 1995-01-19 Full Title: How to Grow More Vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) *Than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine How to grow More Vegetables (an fruits, nuts, berries,grains, and other crops) Than you ever thought possible on less land than you can...
  51. Key Resource 1977-01-01 This complete and informative text tells exactly how to get started in this fascinating and profitable vermiculture business.
  52. Key Resource 1975-01-01 This complete and informative text tells exactly how to get started in in the vermiculture business.
  53. 1993-01-01 This is a collection of publications is designed to share some of ECHO's innovative gardening techniques including shallow bed gardening, hill culture, using cola cans in your soil mix, growing wick gardens, wading pool gardens, eave trough garden, and no-till garden.
  54. 2019-02-13 Session: WorldVeg has implemented a project funded by USAID on scaling home gardens with traditional African vegetables to improve nutrition of young women and small children, and enhance incomes. The session will focus on the diversity of species being produced, the choices of adoption of good...
  55. Home gardens are found in many humid and sub-humid parts of the world. They are sometimes called backyard or kitchen gardens. These gardens have an established tradition and offer great potential for improving household food security and alleviating micronutrient deficiencies. Gardening can...
  56. Key Resource 1981-01-19 A new way to garden in less space with less work. This book explains "What is square foot gardening?", "Does it really work?" and "Who can use the square foot method?" ASIN:B01FEKVRX4
  57. Key Resource 1988-12-01 Amazon.com Description Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food,...
  58. Key Resource 1985-04-01 Root crops is a general term commonly used for a wide variety of food plants that have an underground storage organ known as a root, tuber (rhizome), corm, or bulb. Root crops are rich in starch, and low in protein and oil. They are excellent sources of calories. Some are consumed as major...
  59. This document was provided by Lance Edwards as an outline of the process of building a 100 Fold Vegetable Garden using Foundation for Farming principles. He includes a description of wicking bed technology by Colin Austin The irrigator’s dilemma If the irrigator applies frequent but shallow...
  60. 2019-05-02 Session:WorldVeg has implemented a project funded by USAID on scaling home gardens with traditional African vegetables to improve nutrition of young women and small children, and enhance incomes. The session will focus on the diversity of species being produced, the choices of adoption of good...
  61. Key Resource 2005-08-30 Volume One: Vision & Theory Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the...
  62. Key Resource 2005-10-20 Volume Two: Design & Practice Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the...
  63. Key Resource 1971-01-19 Authors' articles published in Organic gardening and farming, 1953-1971. Can you really have a productive garden without plowing, hoeing, weeding, cultivating, and all the other bothersome rituals that most gardeners suffer through every growing season? "Sure," says Ruth Stout, a prolific author...
  64. Key Resource 2008-12-12 Crop production science in horticulture series: 17 Most of the world's poorest smallholders depend on tropical roots and tubers crops as their principal source of food and nutrition. These species produce large quantities of dietary energy and have stable yields under difficult environmental...
  65. 2007-06-01 Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs-no annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. InPerennial Vegetables plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to...
  66. 2006-04-01 The decline of cheap oil and the threat of harder times to come is prompting people to grow more food themselves. But currently popular intensive vegetable gardening methods depend on cheap oil, requiring high inputs of water, fertility, and organic matter.Prior to 1970s, home food growing used...
  67. 2013-01-01 In this exciting new edition ofAll New Square Foot Gardening, you'll find all of Mel's secrets revealed and all of his techniques explained. And you'll marvel at how simply it really is: Mix perfect soil in a raised box and space your crops carefully in square-foot grids. This beautiful new...
  68. 1998-11-15 Turn in your tiller for a stack of old newspapers! Replace your shovel with a layer of grass clippings! Let Pat Lanza show you how you can create lush, successful, easy-care gardens in practically any location without hours of backbreaking digging or noisy tilling.
  69. This book will help to pinpoint and treat specific nutritional deiciencies in your plants. Book 2 explains deficiency symptoms of magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, sulfur and iron.
  70. 2008-04-21 First published in 1978, this revised edition of an old favorite gives you all the knowledge and expertise to create your own self-sufficient garden. This unique guide explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees,...
  71. 2011-04-26 Accented with photographs of the author's own vertical methods, trellised plants, hanging planters, container gardens, and plant towers,Vertical Gardeningshows how beautiful, productive, and rewarding a vertical garden can be.
  72. What is No Till Gardening exactly? Methods that reduce or eliminate the breaking up and turning over of the soil – MINIMIZE SOIL DISRUPTION Planting in an “unprepared” seed bed (Ex. No Till Drill) Using available organic materials to smother/cover ground
  73. The basic fundamentals of indoor gardening are fully illustrated with easy to follow photographs.
  74. This book discusses the different plants that can be grown indoors.
  75. Gardening in colder regions means dealing with early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain. Sharing knowledge gained from years of gardening in northern Vermont, Lewis Hill provides proven methods for growing abundant vegetables and maintaining a beautiful landscape as you work...
  76. Gardens have been kept by rural and urban people for millennia thus providing them with food, income and concrete opportunities to improve their livelihoods. Policy-makers, donors and other development specialists need to realize the great potential and opportunities that gardens can provide to...
  77. The reception and enthusiasm for straw bale gardening, introduced in 2013, has proved revolutionary in vegetable growing. Why? Because the bold promises in the book are kept:grow vegetables anywhere,earlier in the year,with no weeding. Gardeners everywhere are excited. Straw bale gardening works!...
  78. Lists over 6,000 plants and gives climate zones, planting and care hints, and advice on garden landscaping.
  79. This book combines history with practical gardening information. This book investigates more than 40 plants mentioned in the Bible. It then gives easy-to-follow advise on how to grow it in your own house or garden.
  80. The Calendar of Organic Gardening means to tell you how to garden day-by-day in seven different climate zones that stretch the length and breath of our land, north to south and east to west-roughly 1500 by 3000 miles.
  81. This Yearbook has been written by knowledgeable specialists throughout the United States and can be your guide for a successful garden. The four sections of the book are: Introduction to Gardening, Home Garden Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts, and Home Food Preservation. 2 Copies (Different bindings)...
  82. This publication reports on the introduction of Bio-Intensive Gardening Technology with displaced sugar workers of Negros.
  83. More than 350 full-color illustrations and photographs complement an entertaining and informative guide to traditional garden folklore that looks at age-old gardening techniques and advice from around the world and offers an array of traditional remedies that really work to solve a variety of...
  84. First published in 1971 and revised in 1977,Wyman's Gardening Encyclopediahas sold more than 100,000 copies and become a veritable bible for the gardeners of the United States and Canada. Now the dean of American horticulture has revised this classic once again. In addition to offering the best...
  85. Whether you're a newcomer or an Old Tropic Hand, a vocie gardener or a pro, "Home Gardening in Costa Rica" offers you valuable tips for growing your own delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs year-around...without using harmful chemicals.
  86. A good reference and resource book of tips to successful gardening.
  87. With this booklet, we bring you gardening at its best today. Veteran gardeners have contributed their know-how, and the Rodale Research Center has tested many of the concepts. We have combined writings that will remind you of productive old methods, suggest new approaches to current problems, and...
  88. This book has been designed to be a faithful companion as much as your shovel or rake, and even though new information will always become available on the subject, I feel this guide contains the essential basic elements of tropical organic gardening, so it will not become an obsolete book on you...
  89. The Crandalls how how anything that growns in a conventional garden can be grown in a container. This includes such unlikely candidates as asparagus, pumpkins,corn--even fruits such as apples, apricots, peaches, pears and figs. Container gardening also makes it possible for people in cold...
  90. The Burpee Complete Gardener is a comprehensive gardening bible, packed with solid information and sound advice from a team of gardening experts. It is an up-to-date, fully illustrated reference for gardeners at all levels.
  91. 1979-01-01 This bulletin provides background, nutritional information and planting instructions for a large number of vegetables--including pumpkin, yam, cowpea, cucumber, okra--grown in Bangladesh. Illustrations of planting techniques and of the vegetables themselves are provided.
  92. This volume is intended to be useful as a handbook of ready reference, rapid aid to nomenclature and to spelling of names, help in labeling, medium of suggestions on the main or standard requirements in the cultivation of plants. It is designed to account for all the species and botanical...
  93. In this publication there are more than 250 tips to maximize your gardening success.
  94. This book presents a five-year plan for turning a plain, unadorned lawn into a full-scale food production system that supplies many of the yearly food needs for a family of four.
  95. The 60-Minute Garden requires initially a small investent of time and money to build the twenty devices that make up the garden, but once the permanent system is in place, it viturally takes care of itself.
  96. Experienced masters give their tips and techniques on garden basics, flowers and vegetables, pest and disease control, attracting birds and butterflies, and equipment.
  97. This book shows how to design, plant and label an unusal and attractive theme garden for the home, school or church, based on plants mentioned in the scriptures. The detailed descriptions, notes on cultivation and fine illustrations provide a useful source of reference as well as a pracitcal...
  98. The review was researched and written with two audiences in mind; international development professionals whose programs do or could include home gardening, and other readers from the range of academic disciplines which involve the home garden who have an interest in its history and traditions at...
  99. This book is intended to be especially valuable to first-time gardeners, but its usefulness does not stop there. An understanding of the fundamentals it covers is important to seasoned gardeners as well. Even if you have gardened for years, a review of all the factors required for a plant to...
  100. This book is a guide to growing edible perennial vegetables in low maintenance polycultures - an ideal way of growing food in small urban or rural gardens.
  101. This book helps to remove gardening stumbling blocks before you stumble, provides shortcuts in growing vegetables, flowers, bulbs, herbs, cacti, and succulents and gives ideas on growing in containers, hanging baskets, vertical gardens. It also includes ideas for gardeners in townhouse, high...
  102. Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and small livestock from your own Backyard Market Garden.
  103. 1982-01-01 How to Plan your Custom Garden is divided into two sections. The first section includes a collection or success story articles, while the 2nd section helps you plan the garden that most closely meets your needs. Comprised mostly of charts and checklists, this section first helps you determine...
  104. You'll find everything you will need to know about each plant's growing habits, climatic needs, cultural requirements, soil and moisture preferences; extra carethat can produce a superior crop; harvestting and storing each vegetable, its value as a food and how to prepare and serve it. Sources of...
  105. Presents information on the characteristics, planting, cultivation, harvesting, and culinary uses of traditional Chinese greens cucurbits, snow peas, beans, cabbages, and herbs.
  106. This book describes over 40 different kinds of sprouts that you can grow at home. You will learn the basics behind the fine art of indoor growing, the tools and techniques needed, the nutritional facts behind the sprout diet, and sources for seeds and sprouting tools.
  107. 1978-01-01 This book is a manual of procedures, giving you the step-by-step how and when of various planting techniques. Look too, in every chapter, for the principles--the "why"--on which these techniques are based.
  108. A dicussion for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families...
  109. A dicussion for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families...
  110. A dicussion for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families...
  111. This manual is a guide for growing various garden vegetables. It will also teach you how to produce fresh vegetables throughout the year-thus food always in the home. 3 Copies
  112. America's master gardener shows you how to make the most of your garden--from the smallest window box to the rambling acres of a country estate. In a lively, down-to-earth style, he gives you pointers on the personalities of your plants.
  113. Book 3 explains deficiency symptoms of the following nutrients: Boron and Molybdeunum plus salinity, two or more deficiency symptoms, grow-box gardening, and Index.
  114. AccessAgriculture Video As our land remains under water during the rainy season, our ancestors were already thinking of ways to produce crops in order to survive. They invented the floating garden by using crop residues. We do not need any chemical fertilizers or pesticides, because the floating...
  115. In this Agrodok we use the term sustainable use to mean a condition in which people take advantage of the non-timber forest products in their region, while making sure that care is taken of the plant species that deliver these products and of the environment in which they grow. This helps...
  116. The articles in this issue discuss a household-level food production strategy which is as old as human civilization and plant domestication itself: the household garden. Show to have been of crucial importance to a large proportion of the population in recent world history, the home garden still...
  117. Anything you would need to know about organic gardening is in this book.
  118. A text composed of factual outlines, this teaching guide is designed in a simplified manner to help you interpret the organic method of gardening. The basic units are presented as chapters in outline form.
  119. 1977-01-01 This booklet discusses some of the 1977 ideas of how to garden organically.
  120. This booklet providesan overview of gardening techniques.
  121. The term vertical garden refers to any kind of construction and support structure for growing plants in an upwards-directed, vertical way and thereby efficiently and productively making use of the existing space for food or other kind of plant production. A huge variety of different designs and...
  122. 2011-02-14 Put the fruits of your labors front and center! With plentiful sun, open space, and an audience appreciative passersby, the front yard has all the ingredients for a beautiful and bountiful garden. Let famed blogger and garden designer Ivette Soler show you how to make over all or part of that...
  123. 2011-03-15 When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year—and that she wanted to do it in their yard—they told her she was crazy. She did it anyway.
  124. 2019-10-31 This is a handbook for growing a Climate Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. Acadia Tucker, a carbon farmer and gardener, invites us to think of gardening as civic action. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate...
  125. 2011-02-15 Have you ever looked enviously at a neighbour’s garden and wished you had a green thumb? Have you ever gone to the garden centre full of enthusiasm, only to find yourself confused and defeated? Have you ever wished that somehow gardening could just be, well, easy? If so, it’s time to Get Growing...
  126. 2019-03-12 Acadia Tucker’s long love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer who is deeply concerned about global warming, Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops. Sturdy and deep rooted,...
  127. 1993-01-01 Beck's home-spun approach to farming and gardening is based on the belief that if you work with nature, nature will reward your efforts. 2 Copies
  128. Gardening the Mediterranean Way provides us with the process, the tools, and the techniques for designing, planting, and establishing a garden responsive to the climate.
  129. With the book's helpful month-by-month format, each entry provides complete cultural information on the plant: requirements of water, fertilizer, light, and temperatures, methods of progapation, a brief history of the plant, and a list of its varieties.
  130. 2002-02-01 Clear and easy directions.Vegetables for every season: 21 varieties of beans, including favas and haricots verts; peppers from sweet orange Valencias to fiery Thai Dragons (scorchers at 60,000 Scoville units); dwarf eggplants; fingerling potatoes; 17 terrific tomatoes; lettuces; and Asian greens...
  131. This book discusses how to buy a house plant and care for it. The book is divided into foliage, flowerlng, bulbs & corms, minature trees, cur flowers, flowering house plants, flowering pot plants, cacti and succulents.
  132. Foliage Plants for Modern Living contains over 125 full color illustrations of useful and pupular foliage house plants, accompanied by care instruction and suggestions as to their decorative uses. There is an index of common names, as well as a fullsection on the general care of indoor plants...
  133. This guide is an attempt to lead the novice to an appreciation and love of these small treasures without having to risk disappointment by purchasing the wrong plants or by planting them in unsuitable places. The book will serve as a comprehensive introduction for every grower who needs help in...
  134. With this indispensable guide you will learn how to grow beautiful, vibrant houseplants and keep them healthy all year long. Photographs, charts and explicit instructions cover all aspects of plant growth and care, and special sections on bottle gardens, terrarium plants, and designing with...
  135. 1986-01-01 Are you intimidated by pruning? Or tired of paying a professional to tackle the task? You can prune most trees and shrubs on your own, andPruning Simplifiedshows you exactly how to do it. This must-have guide offers expert advice on the best tools for the job, specific details on when to prune,...
  136. Each foliage variety is organized into the following sections: habitat, uses, varieities, propagation, culture, nutrition, diseases, insect and mite pests, disorders, tricks, and interior care.
  137. This book covers in depth: analyzing your garden; soil; climate and weather; plants; tools and equipment; techniques A-Z; troubles; greenhouse gardening; water gardening; garden design; non-living features.
  138. Instructions for the propagation, culture and care of these two groups as well as the origin of these species and the description of the most popular modern varieties, are set forth on the following pages.
  139. Key Resource 2001-12-28 This book is about global hunger, and our backyard garden. It looks at the opportunities that the future holds for people facing hunger all over the world, with these objectives: 1. To create an awareness that there is a world of potential beyond tomatoes and green beans. 2. To note what some of...
  140. Part II features how to grow vegetables and fruits, trees and shrubs, feeding, pruning, spraying and progapating your own plants--see summary of contents on back cover.
  141. Members of the Singapore Gardening Society, who have contributed to the writing of this book, hope that it will introduce amateur gardeners to gardening and some of its basic problems, not only in Singapore but also in most parts of Malaysia because of the similarity of climate prevailing in both...
  142. Part I features how to grow tropical flowers and foliages, ground coveres and vines, lawns, roses, orchids, flowers for decoration.