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Megaboere (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wynand Dreyer Megaboere (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wynand Dreyer
R260 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R77 (30%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Megaboere, kykNET se gewilde reeks oor suksesvolle boere in Suid-Afrika, het kykers reeds vir twee seisoene vasgenael gehou, en ’n derde een is op pad. In hierdie boek neem Wynand Dreyer, vervaardiger van die reeks, en sy produksiespan jou na die plaaseienaars op wie die kollig tot dusver in die reekse geval het.

Hy bied nie net interessante profiele oor gevestigde en opkomende boere met uitsonderlike ondernemingsgees nie; hy probeer die suksesresep ontrafel wat hedendaagse boere in staat stel om die aarde op volhoubare wyse te benut. Of jy self aan die stuur van ’n boerderyonderne¬ming staan en of jy bloot nostalgies voel oor jou voorgeslagte se geskiedenis wat op boereplase beslag gekry het, een ding is seker: jy sal verwonderd staan oor die kreatiwiteit en vernuf wat dit verg om Suid-Afrika se voedselmandjie vol te hou.

Volg vir Wynand op paaie wat lei tot die verste uithoeke van die land en ontdek die grond¬beginsels wat van boere pro-aktiewe entrepreneurs en sakemanne met visie maak.

Jane's Delicious Urban Gardening - Sustainable City Living (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious Urban Gardening - Sustainable City Living (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths 1
R295 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Do you love living in the city but dream about growing your own wholesome fruit and vegetables? South Africa’s organic gardening guru, Jane Griffiths, shows you just how easy it is to achieve a flourishing food garden, no matter how small your space.

Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is packed with inspirational ideas and practical information on all aspects of urban eco living.

In her trademark sensible and easy-to-follow style, Jane provides a wealth of tips and suggestions for:

  • growing organic vegetables just about anywhere – from containers to edible walls, from raised beds to rooftops, from community gardens to neglected pavements
  • planting and maintaining a space-efficient urban orchard
  • converting an existing lawn or tennis court into an instant edible oasis
  • keeping urban bees, hens and aquaponic tanks
  • harvesting rainwater and recycling grey water
  • introducing solar power into your home
  • converting a chlorinated swimming pool into a wetland-filtered haven.

Illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photographs, Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is essential reading for anyone wanting to live a more sustainable, productive and healthy lifestyle in the city.

Environmental education - South African perspectives (Paperback): C.P. Loubser Environmental education - South African perspectives (Paperback)
C.P. Loubser
R395 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R24 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

This title is intended as a manual for environmental education practitioners. It provides theoretical background with the view of improving environmental education practitioners' practice. Environmental education addresses topics such as: The origin of the term/concept environmental education in southern Africa; a philosophical perspective of environmental education; teaching for the environment; environmental issues; education for sustainability; environmental education in the informal sector; environmental education in business and industry; research in environmental education.

The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar 2020, 2020 (Paperback): Matthias Thun The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar 2020, 2020 (Paperback)
Matthias Thun 1
R201 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R33 (16%) In stock

The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 58th year. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various plants and crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations. The calendar includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.

George Washington Carver - Teacher and Environmentalist (Hardcover): Christine Montgomery George Washington Carver - Teacher and Environmentalist (Hardcover)
Christine Montgomery
R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Land That Made Us - The Peak District farmer's story (Paperback): Christine Gregory, Sheila Hine The Land That Made Us - The Peak District farmer's story (Paperback)
Christine Gregory, Sheila Hine 1
R413 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R45 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The South West Peak is a lesser-known part of the Peak District stretching from Lyme Park in Cheshire in the north to Onecote in Staffordshire in the south, and from Macclesfield in the west to Buxton in the east. This landscape area includes tracts of high moorland, fertile valleys, wooded cloughs, picturesque villages and tiny hamlets. The farmers of the South West Peak are the people who have made the landscape what it is today, and it is their personal accounts of working in this often challenging land that form the basis of The Land That Made Us. Edited by local author Christine Gregory and dairy farmer Sheila Hine, and published in partnership with the Farming Life Centre and the Peak District National Park Authority with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this book includes the testimony of over twenty farmers, and it is illustrated with photographs of them and their farming landscapes. We hear stories from across the generations of heroic endeavour in difficult terrain, as well as accounts of day-to-day work and family life spanning eighty years of farming history. The land had been farmed in traditional ways for centuries, but the Second World War changed that, and in succeeding years politics and increasing mechanisation have constantly rewritten the rule book for farmers. There is pride in achievement as well as frustration at the often conflicting demands of food production and wildlife conservation. The Land That Made Us asks what makes for sustainability in the short and the long term. The future of this landscape and of the farming communities that sustain it hangs in the balance, and it is the farmers' turn to reflect on their past and speculate about the future.

Raising Chickens for Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Robert T Ludlow Raising Chickens for Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Robert T Ludlow
R453 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R90 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Practical Self-sufficiency - The complete guide to sustainable living today (Hardcover): Dick And James Strawbridge Practical Self-sufficiency - The complete guide to sustainable living today (Hardcover)
Dick And James Strawbridge 1
R475 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R111 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, and his son James. No matter who we are or where we live, we can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. For some, that might mean upping sticks and living off the land. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: cutting back on plastic or food waste, foraging wild produce, growing a few vegetables, making your own plant-based milks, or keeping a chicken or two. Dick and James Strawbridge know what it's like to make these changes. Between them, they've lived on a smallholding, in a terraced house, and even a chateau. In this updated edition of Practical Self-sufficiency they share everything they've learned, and give you the tools you need for a more rewarding and environmentally conscious life.

My Yorkshire Great and Small (Paperback): Peter Wright My Yorkshire Great and Small (Paperback)
Peter Wright 1
R218 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R38 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Supporting Small-Scale Farmers and Rural Organisations - Learning from Experiences in West Africa (Paperback, illustrated... Supporting Small-Scale Farmers and Rural Organisations - Learning from Experiences in West Africa (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Marie-Rose Mercoiret, Sylvain Perret
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Boerderybestuur - Finansiele Beplanning, Ontleding En Beheer (Afrikaans, Paperback): M.J. van Reenen, A. de K. Marais Boerderybestuur - Finansiele Beplanning, Ontleding En Beheer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
M.J. van Reenen, A. de K. Marais
R450 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R31 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Die moderne boer staan deesdae voor probleme soos koste wat astronomies eskaleer, produkpryse wat val en stygende rentekoerse op grondpryse. Die faktore noodsaak boere om hul sake- en bestuursvernuf uit te brei ten einde te verseker dat die plaas ekonomies bestuur word. Hierdie boek bevat die grondbeginsels van finansiele bestuur, ontleding en beheer.

Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover): Yoshikatsu Murooka Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover)
Yoshikatsu Murooka
R7,580 Discovery Miles 75 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bridging the gap between laboratory observations and industrial practices, this work presents detailed information on recombinant micro-organisms and their applications in industry and agriculture. All recombinant microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are covered.

Yorkshire Shepherdess Notebook (Notebook / blank book): Amanda Owen Yorkshire Shepherdess Notebook (Notebook / blank book)
Amanda Owen
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Arable Plants (Hardcover): Phil Wilson Arable Plants (Hardcover)
Phil Wilson
R635 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R135 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book concentrates on the group of plants showing the steepest decline among British flora over the past 25 years - plants that grow among the crops. Easy-to-use format is designed to enable people to take it into the field and to identify these species whether they are a beginner or an expert. The text covers the history of - and includes practical recommendations for managing - the places where these plants still occur 100 plant profiles include key identification features, flowering and germination times, and differences between similar species. Color distribution maps show where these plants have been seen in the past 25 years, while the accompanying text indicates their current location.

My Yorkshire Great and Small (Hardcover): Peter Wright My Yorkshire Great and Small (Hardcover)
Peter Wright 1
R464 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A heartwarming love letter to the places, people and creatures of Yorkshire by the county's beloved vet, Channel 5's Peter Wright. The Yorkshire Vet takes us on an enchanting journey through the hidden gems of the most beautiful county in the world, sharing charming tales of his life in Thirsk as well as fascinating nuggets of local history. Packed with engaging tales of the animals, people and places around him, Peter Wright looks back on the bygone ways of his childhood, while also exploring the fusion of tradition and modernity that characterises the Yorkshire countryside today. Peter's passion for nature shines through on every page, as he explains why our environment is so important - and what we can do to protect it for future generations.

Zimbabwe takes back its land (Foam book): Dr Joseph Hanlon, Jeanette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart Zimbabwe takes back its land (Foam book)
Dr Joseph Hanlon, Jeanette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

When 170 000 black farmers occupied 4 000 white farms in Zimbabwe in 2000, it caused world-wide shockwaves. A decade later, Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land finds that the new farmers are doing relatively well, improving their lives and becoming increasingly productive, especially since the US dollar became the local currency. While not minimising the depredations of the Mugabe government, and accepting that many of President Mugabe's supporters benefited from the ruler's largesse, the book counters the dominant media narratives of oppression and economic stagnation in Zimbabwe. The book is based on a detailed study of what is actually happening on the ground, drawing on the authors' own fieldwork and extensive other research. Hanlon, Manjengwa, and Smart show how, despite political violence and mind-boggling hyperinflation, "ordinary" Zimbabweans took charge of their destinies in creative and unacknowledged ways. This raises important questions for the upcoming elections, and also presents new issues for the international community, because United States and European Union sanctions are not just against a corrupt and dictatorial elite, but also against 170 000 ordinary farmers who now use more of the land than the white farmers they displaced and are already producing nearly as much as those white farmers. With stories and pictures, real farmers tell of their own experiences of setting up the farms and building up production. Fanuel Mutandiro tells how he built up his farm and the 70 trips to Mbare Market in Harare with a tractor and trailer full of tomatoes before he could afford a truck. Esther Makwara shows off her maize field with 8 tonnes per hectare - better than nearly all white farmers. And Mrs Chibanda shows off with pride her new tobacco barn where she cures the tobacco from her 1.5 hectare. But these stories are backed up by data - from the authors' own fieldwork and extensive other research.

More Thorny Problems Signed Edition (Hardcover): Helen Yemm More Thorny Problems Signed Edition (Hardcover)
Helen Yemm
R312 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R261 (84%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lost Feast (Hardcover): Lenore Newman Lost Feast (Hardcover)
Lenore Newman
R467 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R96 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Given Half a Chance - Ten Ways to Save the World (Paperback): Edward Davey Given Half a Chance - Ten Ways to Save the World (Paperback)
Edward Davey 1
R247 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R61 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Given Half a Chance is both a snapshot of our world and a call to arms, setting out the most pressing environmental challenges that we face while making a passionate case for why we need to meet them. From fields of solar panels in Nevada to the flourishing agricultural landscapes of Ethiopia; from the traditional water harvesters of northern Rajasthan to Britain's inspiring waste campaigners; from the savannas of Northern Kenya teeming with elephants to the clear skies above Scandinavian cities, amazing things are happening right now across the world. People are acting with hope and courage, against all the odds, to make things better. The challenge before us is to go to scale and to replicate these successful approaches elsewhere, fast: this book draws on firsthand experience and interviews with many of the world's leading experts to show how.

Dirt to Soil - One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture (Paperback): Gabe Brown Dirt to Soil - One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture (Paperback)
Gabe Brown
R380 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R96 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gabe Brown didn t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm. Brown in an effort to simply survive began experimenting with new practices he d learned about from reading and talking with innovative researchers and ranchers. As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture. Brown dropped the use of most of the herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers that are a standard part of conventional agriculture. He switched to no-till planting, started planting diverse cover crops mixes, and changed his grazing practices. In so doing Brown transformed a degraded farm ecosystem into one full of life starting with the soil and working his way up, one plant and one animal at a time. In Dirt to Soil Gabe Brown and co-writer Courtney White tell the story of that amazing journey and offer a wealth of innovative solutions to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge restoring the soil. The Brown s Ranch model, developed over twenty years of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil. Using regenerative agricultural principles, Brown s Ranch has grown several inches of new topsoil in only twenty years! The 5,000-acre ranch profitably produces a wide variety of cash crops and cover crops as well as grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured laying hens, broilers, and pastured pork, all marketed directly to consumers. The key is how we think, Brown says. In the industrial agricultural model, all thoughts are focused on killing things. But that mindset was also killing diversity, soil, and profit, Brown realized. Now he channels his creative thinking toward how he can get more life on the land more plants, animals, and beneficial insects. The greatest roadblock to solving a problem, Brown says, is the human mind.

Food or War (Paperback): Julian Cribb Food or War (Paperback)
Julian Cribb
R264 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R44 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ours is the Age of Food. Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. But it also presents us with spectacular opportunities for fresh human creativity and technological prowess. Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot and overcrowded planet. This book is for anyone concerned about the health, safety, affordability, diversity, and sustainability of their food - and the peace of our planet. It is not just timely - its message is of the greatest urgency. Audiences include consumers, 'foodies', policymakers, researchers, cooks, chefs and farmers. Indeed, anyone who cares about their food, where it comes from and what it means for them, their children and grandchildren.

What's Killing My Chickens?: The Poultry Predator Detective Manual (Paperback): Gail Damerow What's Killing My Chickens?: The Poultry Predator Detective Manual (Paperback)
Gail Damerow
R386 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R71 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For backyard chicken keepers and large-scale farmers alike, the single greatest challenge is protecting poultry from predators. What's Killing My Chickens? is the essential guide to identifying the culprit and ensuring safety for the flock. Often, by the time an attack is discovered, the predator has already left the scene. Best-selling author and chicken expert Gail Damerow uses the style of a detective manual to teach readers how to follow clues such as tracks, trails, scat, and other signs to identify the attacker. Predator profiles describe key habits of each one and best techniques for blocking their access to the coop and yard, including removing attractants, using poultry guardians and lighting, and installing the most effective type of fencing. This empowering book offers essential knowledge, and peace of mind, for every chicken keeper.

Electrotechnology 1 for Technicians - Textbook (Paperback): Electrotechnology 1 for Technicians - Textbook (Paperback)
R299 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R47 (16%) In stock
Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability (Hardcover): Garry Stephenson Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability (Hardcover)
Garry Stephenson
R712 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R160 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Farming is a business, as well as a way of life. Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart, strategic business decisions to ensure lasting success. In clear, accessible language, readers are led through every essential step, from developing a strategic plan to acquiring equipment, establishing infrastructure, finding markets, budgeting, managing day-to-day operations, and selecting a business structure for long-term viability. The emphasis throughout is on using sustainable agricultural systems and managing the whole farm, whether raising grass-based livestock, perennial food crops, or annual crops such as flowers. Case studies of successful farms, along with guidance and solutions to common problems from long-time farmers, round out this essential handbook.

GMOs Decoded - A Skeptic's View of Genetically Modified Foods (Hardcover): Sheldon Krimsky GMOs Decoded - A Skeptic's View of Genetically Modified Foods (Hardcover)
Sheldon Krimsky; Foreword by Marion Nestle
R528 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R154 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The debate over genetically modified organisms: health and safety concerns, environmental impact, and scientific opinions. Since they were introduced to the market in the late 1990s, GMOs (genetically modified organisms, including genetically modified crops), have been subject to a barrage of criticism. Agriculture has welcomed this new technology, but public opposition has been loud and scientific opinion mixed. In GMOs Decoded, Sheldon Krimsky examines the controversies over GMOs-health and safety concerns, environmental issues, the implications for world hunger, and the scientific consensus (or lack of one). He explores the viewpoints of a range of GMO skeptics, from public advocacy groups and nongovernmental organizations to scientists with differing views on risk and environmental impact. Krimsky explains the differences between traditional plant breeding and "molecular breeding" through genetic engineering (GE); describes early GMO products, including the infamous Flavr Savr tomato; and discusses herbicide-, disease-, and insect-resistant GE plants. He considers the different American and European approaches to risk assessment, dueling scientific interpretations of plant genetics, and the controversy over labeling GMO products. He analyzes a key 2016 report from the National Academies of Sciences on GMO health effects and considers the controversy over biofortified rice (Golden Rice)-which some saw as a humanitarian project and others as an exercise in public relations. Do GMO crops hold promise or peril? By offering an accessible review of the risks and benefits of GMO crops, and a guide to the controversies over them, Krimsky helps readers judge for themselves.

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