How To Build Your Own Greenhouse

Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122604
Size: 64.68 MB
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Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925792
Size: 46.97 MB
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What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook, Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green building, off-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully revised and updated edition includes brand new sections on permaculture and urban homesteading and completely rewritten chapters on solar technology, sustainable transportation, and relocalization. It also boasts greatly expanded material on: Natural building Permaculture and biodynamics Electric and biofuel-powered vehicles Passive solar Solar water heating Grid-tie photovoltaic systems —plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets, and much more. Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips—everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality. John Schaeffer is the president and founder of Real Goods—the foremost global source for tools and information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. Since 1978, through Real Goods, he has pioneered solar technology in North America, providing over one hundred and fifty megawatts of solar power and helping to solarize over eighteen thousand homes.

Ted S Greenhouse

Author: Ted Keller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692373378
Size: 67.76 MB
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If you have ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables and flowers year-round in a passive solar greenhouse, this is a book you will be interested in. The greenhouse described in this book provides the owners, neighbors, friends, and family with an amazing abundance of vegetables in all four seasons. Ted's Greenhouse describes the process of building this 484 square foot passive solar polycarbonate greenhouse from the foundation to the finish. Included are chapters on passive solar design, siting the building, permits for the building, cost considerations, materials, and greenhouse coverings, with a special emphasis on the polycarbonate that is used to sheathe this building. A complete set of building plans is included, along with a description of the building process, step by step. While the book does describe one specific design, the plans could be adjusted to fit various budgets and situations. Also covered is information on how to use the greenhouse for plants. Chapters on soil, experiences with a variety of plants, pests and diseases, and how to heat and cool the greenhouse are included. The addendum adds reviews of various products that have been tried in this greenhouse, and resources that are available to the greenhouse grower. There is a materials list and a cost breakdown. Ted's Greenhouse is an elegant, functional building that will add joy to your life and beauty to your property.

Building Greenhouses The Easy Guide For Constructing Your Greenhouse

Author: Martina Blevins
Publisher: Speedy Publishing Books (General)
ISBN: 9781630225339
Size: 46.37 MB
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Are you a gardening newbie who wants to know the ins and outs of what the functions of a greenhouse are and how to maintain it or perhaps a veteran of gardening who knows how to grow your own food but wants to find a way to garden all year round? Are you looking for greenhouse plans or perhaps how to build a greenhouse in an easy to understand and comprehensive format? Do you want to have the ultimate Building Greenhouses Book? For someone who loves gardening and the ability to grow your own food, knowing how to build a greenhouse is a great thing to know. It enables you to customize your greenhouse according to the area and climate you are in plus the type of plants that you want to have. The book consists of 9 full chapters discussing all you need to know about building greenhouses. From functions, guidelines to follow, supplies to use, how to make the green house system work and understand its components, plans for greenhouses, ideal sizes, designs and structures, maintaining humidity level, paneling that you should use and how to use it and of course, how to succeed in keeping greenhouses. With everything that an avid gardener needs to know about how to build a greenhouse, the Building Greenhouses Book is an indispensable tool for every person who loves to garden and would love to have a greenhouse or is planning on building one. What's even better is that this Building Greenhouses Book is a perfect gift for yourself or for anyone who loves gardening. Ever fancied wild roses on a winter day? How about some tulips in autumn? A plump tomato in early spring perhaps? Then grab a copy of Building Greenhouses: The Easy Guide for Constructing Your Greenhouse and start working on the perfect greenhouse or greenhouses for your gardening needs today.

Best Of Growing Edge

Author: Tom Alexander
Publisher: New Moon Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780944557037
Size: 69.27 MB
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Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052536
Size: 79.38 MB
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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Urban Homesteading

Author: Rachel Kaplan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608054X
Size: 15.32 MB
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Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.

Homesteading

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602397473
Size: 45.38 MB
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A companion guide to the best-selling Back to Basics shares recommendations for identifying and incorporating green lifestyle choices, covering practices ranging from container gardening and keeping chickens to using rainwater and supporting sustainable restaurants.

The Heinemann Science Scheme

Author: Ian Bradley
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435582463
Size: 46.36 MB
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The "Heinemann Science Scheme" offers an approach to the QCA's Scheme of Work. Teacher's resource packs provide support with lesson planning, with each chapter matching the Scheme of Work, and in-built assessment.