Culture and Horticulture

This classic book by Wolf D. Storl, a respected elder in the practice of permaculture, details how food is grown holistically and beautifully by traditional communities around the world, and shows how to apply their ancient wisdom to our ...

Culture and Horticulture

Author: Wolf D. Storl

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945687

Page: 416

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Various studies have shown time and again that small organic farms and home gardens are capable of producing more food per acre with less fossil energy than large-scale commercial agricultural installations dependent on machines and toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This classic book by Wolf D. Storl, a respected elder in the practice of permaculture, details how food is grown holistically and beautifully by traditional communities around the world, and shows how to apply their ancient wisdom to our own gardens. With interest in natural, sustainable, organic and local food at an all-time high, people are looking beyond their farmers markets and CSA cooperatives to hyperlocal ways of growing healthy, delicious produce in urban gardens and their own backyards. Culture and Horticulture details time-tested methods that are as effective today as they were hundreds of years ago. On the practical front, the book works as a manual for creating and maintaining a bountiful harvest. It explains how to build the soil to maintain fertility; how to produce compost; how to plant, sow, and tend the various fruit and vegetable plants; how to rotate crops and practice companion planting; how to set up a favorable microclimate; how to deal with so-called weeds and pests; how to harvest at the right time; and finally how to store vegetables and herbs. Special emphasis is given to the art and science of composting, the compost being the "heart" of any self-sufficient garden and a model for the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. At the same time the reader is introduced to the wider aspects of horticulture, to its historical, philosophical, and cosmological contexts and social relevance. Gardening is a cultural activity, shaped by peoples' thoughts, wishes, and needs as well as by their cultural traditions. The author, an anthropologist by profession who has investigated the gardening practices of indigenous people throughout the world and worked for many years on biodynamic farms and in his own food garden, will introduce the reader to Rudolf Steiner's vision of the garden as an organic unit, embedded in the context of terrestrial and cosmic forces. Storl explains the importance of cosmic rhythms (solar, lunar, and planetary), the role of biodynamic herbal preparations as "medicines" for the garden organism, and the so-called "etheric" and "astral" forces. The book presents a vision of the garden as seen through the eyes of "Goethean science," a magical place where alchemical transformations of material substances take place.

Botanical Progress Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes

His view of horticulture was exemplified in the cultivation of taro in Melanesia ,
and by the art of Chinese gardens . It replaces ... It is divided into three directions
of exploration of linkages between botany , horticulture , and cultural changes .

Botanical Progress  Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes

Author: Mauro Ambrosoli

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884023272

Page: 278

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This book highlights religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen, and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and offering a reflection on horticulture's future in the context of environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.

Mathematical and Control Applications in Agriculture and Horticulture

CULTURE. AND. ITS. APPLICATION. FOR. MICROPROPAGATION. T. Kozai
Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, ... The effect of physical environment in
plant tissue culture on the growth and development of plantlets in vitro during ...

Mathematical and Control Applications in Agriculture and Horticulture

Author: W. Day

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483298396

Page: 454

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This title provides a general overview of recent developments and research into types of systems and their uses in the agricultural and horticultural industry. 64 papers are included, containing both theoretical models and applied examples for greenhouse systems, harvesting technology and plant factory systems.

Applications of Biotechnology in Forestry and Horticulture

Hodel, D., 1977, Notes on embryo culture of palms, Principes, 21; 103-108.
Hunault, G., 1979, Rescherches sur le comportement des fragments d'organes et
des tissus de monocotyledones cultivees in vitro, Rev. Cytol, Biol. Vegetale Bot, 2
: ...

Applications of Biotechnology in Forestry and Horticulture

Author: V. Dhawan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146841321X

Page: 386

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Major and exciting changes have taken place recently in various aspects of bio technology and its applications to forestry. Even more exciting is the prospect of major innovations that the entire field of biotechnology holds for plant growth in general. The importance of these developments for the forestry sector is considerable, particu larly since forestry science has not received the kinds of technical and R&D inputs that, say, agriculture has received in the past few decades. Y ct the problems of defor estation as well as stagnation in yields and productivity of existing forests throughout the world are becoming increasingly apparent, with consequences and ecological ef fects that cause growing worldwide concern. Policies for application of existing knowl edge in biotechnology to the field of forestry and priorities for future research and development are, therefore, of considerable value, because it is only through the adop tion of the right priorities and enlightened policies that scientific developments will move along the right direction, leading to improvements in forestry practices through out the world. It was against this backdrop that the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) or ganised a major international workshop on the "Applications of Biotechnology in For estry and Horticulture" at New Delhi in January 1988. The present volume covers the proceedings of this international workshop.

Adoption of Tissue Culture in Horticulture

However, India's share in the global export of horticultural commodities is
negligible due to low productivity, lack of infrastructural facilities, and inadequate
post-harvest ... Today tissue culture is extensively used in agriculture and
horticulture.

Adoption of Tissue Culture in Horticulture

Author: Ch. Krishna Rao

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443857416

Page: 175

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Society provides human, physical and cultural resources for the growth and development of science and technology. In turn, developments in science and technology influence society. As such, technology and society are obviously in a reciprocal relationship, and all social institutions are affected by technology. Understanding the influence of technology in bringing about social change has assumed greater significance in current sociological research, given the development of technological advances such as information technology and biotechnology. In this context, this book provides an understanding of the influence of the adoption of tissue culture, one of the techniques of biotechnology, on the social organization of production, and of social relations in the production process, including attitudes, knowledge and practices associated with the cultivation of fruit crops, which have been commercially important in the context of increasing demand for fruit. The book deals with one of the most commercially successful biotechnologies, plant tissue culture technology (PTC) in horticulture. The sociological study of the social economy of crops has recently gained significance in studies concerned with science, technology and society (STS) studies. This book is unique in its examination of the nature of the adoption of plant tissue culture technology by farmers, and of issues concerning PTC technology at the micro-level.

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening

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Horticultural Art Journal

Pollenization , its Effect on Fruit and Offspring - Peter Henderson , New York ,
N. Y. Ornithology and Horticulture - Rev . G W. Minier , Minier , III . Dewberry
Culture - I . N. Stone , Sioux City , Iowa . Societies and Organizations -- T . V.
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