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  • Extreme Composting: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

    by Wyoming June ...
    The term “compost” refers to organic matter that has been decomposed and then reused as a soil amendment or fertilizer for various gardening applications. Composting is actually quite simple – all you really have to do is make a heap of compostable materials and then wait for it to break down. If you want to try composting for yourself, this book is the perfect place to start.In this book you will ... Read more

    $5.53 AUD

  • The Rodale Book of Composting, Newly Revised and Updated

    Simple Methods to Improve Your Soil, Recycle Waste, Grow Healthier Plants, and Create an Earth-Friendly Garden

    An essential guide to composting for all gardeners and environmentally conscious peopleThis revised edition of The Rodale Book of Composting includes all the latest in new techniques, technology, and equipment. Gardeners know composting is the best way to feed the soil and turn food scraps into fresh produce, but even urbanites can get on board thanks to programs like compost pickup and citywide ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow

    The BRAND NEW instalment in the wonderful Hedgehog Hollow series from Jessica Redland for 2022

    series Hedgehog Hollow #4
    The brand new instalment in Jessica Redland's bestselling Hedgehog Hollow series!It's time for the wedding we've all been waiting for...Life at Hedgehog Hollow is never dull, although Samantha hopes that the new year ahead will be a little less chaotic as she prepares to marry the love of her life, Josh. But disaster strikes when she checks the rescue centre's bank account after the festive season ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Wood of One's Own

    by Ruth Pavey ...
    'Delightful... Pavey writes with warmth and spirit, and brings this space to life' Penelope Lively'Captivating and grounded... If this book was not as much a pleasure to write as it is to read, I'll eat my hat and gardening glove'ObserverAfter years spent living amid the thrum of London, Ruth Pavey yearned to reconnect with the British countryside and she endeavoured to realise her long-held dream ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Aquaponic Gardening

    Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger ... Read more

    $35.96 AUD

  • Mini Farming

    Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Go back to basics—compost, raising chickens, water and irrigation, dealing with pests, and much more—with this unique, full color bestseller (over 400,000 sold).Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Mini Farming Bible

    The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre

    When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm-he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett’s book in full color with over a hundred of the author’s own photographs-and Mini Farming became an instant bestseller spawning four additional Mini Farming books on everything from fermenting ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Bonsai

    Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Bonsai

    by Chris Keros ...
    This guide is designed to be a simple approach to a complex tradition dating back nearly a thousand years - the art of Bonsai! As a beginner, this ebook will help you to soon master your skills of growing and maintaining your very own bonsai, covering every topic from varying styles and shaping techniques to propagating and appropriate display. ... Read more

    $4.95 AUD

  • The Weekend Homesteader

    A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

    by Anna Hess ...
    The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    by Paul Stamets ...
    A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home.“Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of Mushrooms DemystifiedWith precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • Permaculture in a Nutshell

    Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD

  • Maximizing Your Mini Farm

    Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting

    by Lyn Bagnall ...
    An essential resource for all Australian and New Zealand gardeners who care about their family’s health and the environmentOrganic gardening leaves your patch of earth in a better condition than when you found it by working with nature rather than against it. A practicable and better alternative to chemical-dependent and environmentally unsustainable cultivation practices, organic gardening ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Bonsai Gardening Secrets

    A Gardening Guide For Bonsai Beginners With All The Essential Gardening Tips You Need To Know For Growing, Trimming, Sculpting And Pruning Perfectly Beautiful Bonsai Trees For Your Home

    Bonsai is a 2000-year old art form of creating miniature-sized trees. Many believe that this gardening style originated in Japan when actually it began in China during the Han dynasty. It was the Chinese who taught the Japanese the techniques of how to garden in a shallow tray but it was the Japanese who gave the name “bonsai” to the style. There are many kinds of bonsai trees and many types of ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD

  • Getting Started in Permaculture

    54 Projects for Home and Garden

    A very practical, down-to-earth primer with step-by-step guides packed with diagrams and illustrations for garden projects: includes mulching, mandala gardens, raised beds, ponds, walls, cold frames, animal tractors, a solar still, hothouses, a haybox cooker, farming earthworms, tractor tyre ponds and DIY fertilisers. ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD

  • A to Z Gardening for Beginners

    by Lisa Bond ...
    Gardening might seem like an easy thing to do. Buy a plant, dig a hole in the ground, drop the plant in it, and cover it up waiting for blooms to suddenly appear. If only it were that simple.The overall idea of gardening is basic, but gardening is very intricate. It’s not as simple as just buying a plant and planting it. Gardening involves pest control, weeding, knowing the needs of each plant, ... Read more

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  • The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible

    How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers

    Harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, and grow broccoli on a balcony! Best-selling author Ed Smith shows you everything you need to know to successfully create and care for an edible container garden, from choosing the right plants and selecting appropriate containers through controlling pests without chemicals and harvesting fresh vegetables. You’ll discover that container ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

    Creating an Edible Ecosystem

    “A useful and a wonderful resource whether you grow on a balcony, rooftop or in the ground.” —Yolanda Burrell, owner of Pollinate Farm and Garden SupplyOnce a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as organic gardeners discover the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the simple idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you. The Vegetable Gardener's Guide ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD $21.11 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Carrots Love Tomatoes

    Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

    by Louise Riotte ...
    Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD $16.71 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Yates Top 50 Indoor Plants And How Not To Kill Them!

    The top 50 indoor houseplants for brightening your interiors - what's best and how to keep them alive.Bring the outdoors in and breathe new life to your home with plants! House plants are well and truly back on trend - they instantly lift an area, make a room feel fresh and welcoming, and brighten your mood.On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Plants You Can't Kill

    101 Easy-to-Grow Species for Beginning Gardeners

    by Stacy Tornio ...
    "I kill everything I plant."Does this sound like you or someone you know? Give yourself a pat on the back because admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. And lucky for you, you can easily turn your brown thumb into a green one with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill.Seriously-it doesn’t matter how many plants you’ve killed in gardens past. It’s time to put those experiences ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Sowing Seeds in the Desert

    Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security

    The earth is in great peril, due to the corporatization of agriculture, the rising climate crisis, and the ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This present condition of global trauma is not "natural," but a result of humanity's destructive actions. And, according to Masanobu Fukuoka, it is reversible. We need to change not only our methods ... Read more

    $19.13 AUD

  • Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener

    Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden

    by Allison Greer ...
    Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, here—in full-color—are the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how to cultivate a healthy garden.Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know:Beets will ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Back to Basics

    A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

    series Back to Basics Guides
    Over 200,000 copies sold—fully updated! Dye your own wool, raise chickens, make your own cheddar cheese, build a log cabin, and much much more.Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide.Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD