"Earthbag construction -- building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials -- is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly durable form of building, suitable for structures from houses to root cellars. Containing over 75 photos and illustrations, Essential Earthbag Construction is a practical guide to this affordable method of building. Going well beyond the scope of other sources, this indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine if it's the right choice for your project, and to start building."--provided by Amazon.com.
New Home & Garden Materials
The vegan cook & gardener : growing, storing and cooking delicious healthy food all year round / Piers Warren & Ella Bee Glendining.
"Grow your own fruit and vegetables, herbs, salads and sprouts, and then turn your produce into delicious, no-fuss vegan meals that are healthy for you and the planet. Father and daughter team, Piers Warren and Ella Bee Glendining, share successful growing techniques and seasonal recipes, plus years of experience of animal-free, healthy living. They show you how to: * Grow your own food * Garden without animal products * Grow more challenging but delicious crops * Produce food all year with practical growing techniques * Store any excess to keep you going through the leaner months * Cook your produce with a selection of satisfying and delicious recipes Discover the fun and huge sense of satisfaction that comes from cooking something you have produced yourself. Grow and eat for a more ethical, healthy and sustainable world!"-- Provided by publisher.
Attracting wildlife to your backyard : 101 ways to make your property home for creatures great and small / Josh VanBrakle.
Help preserve the environment, right in your own backyard. --Publisher.
Beginner's garden : a practical guide to growing vegetables & fruit without getting your hands too dirty / Alex Mitchell.
"Gives tips and advice to beginning gardeners for planning, setting up, and maintaining a small garden. In addition to recipes and tips for entertaining in the garden, this book also details the characteristics of dozens of commonly grown vegetables and fruit"--Provided by publisher.
"With this guide, design the perfect garden for your home, location, and light level ... Liven up your home with flowers and plants that will flourish for more than just a season--with careful planning, these gardens will be a delight for years to come!"--Page 4 of cover.
How to grow mushrooms from scratch : a practical guide to cultivating portobellos, shiitakes, truffles, and other edible mushrooms / Magdalena Wurth and Herbert Wurth.
"The botanical bible combines art, science, and the insights of internationally renowned plant experts to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and vitality of our botanical world. An elegant and comprehensive introduction to everything there is to know about flowers and plants, The botanical bible covers the history of horticulture, the evolution of the plant kingdom, basic botany, and much more. Readers will learn not only how to garden and forage in six major climate zones but also how to make the most of their harvest through a series of recipes for savory dishes, sweets, and drinks. Author and artist Sonya Patel Ellis demonstrates how to use botanicals for beauty, health, and overall wellbeing, with instructions for making essential oils, herbal remedies, floral scents, and natural cosmetics--and even explores the world of botanical artistry and crafts. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, and packed with information and hands-on projects, The botanical bible is the ultimate guide for aspiring gardeners, botanists, homesteaders, and anyone seeking a more meaningful relationship with nature"--Page  of cover.
Hanging kokedama : creating potless plants for the home / Coraleigh Parker ; [photography by Larnie Nicolson].
"Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less plants, known as kokedama, from botanical extraordinaire Coraleigh Parker, and have a go a creating your own pot-less, hanging plants. Coraleigh's breath-taking moss ball creations, featuring ferns, succulents, herbs, orchids and even small trees, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings or fishing lines, intricately wrapped around a root ball. Decorating with indoor plants has never been more popular and hanging kokedama is the ultimate botanical trend as it offers everything through a single, versatile and inexpensive craft; you can turn any of your favorite plants into a kokedama on a (shoe)string in no time"-- Amazon.com.
Hot color in the dry garden : inspiring designs and vibrant plants for the waterwise gardener / Nan Sterman.