The Shared Harvest

Author: D.W. Marchwell

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1632168502

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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When Carson doesn’t believe anyone can want him the way he is, Doug won’t settle until he proves his perfect man wrong.

Constructing markets for agroecology

An analysis of diverse options for marketing products from agroecology

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251303398

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

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This study offers a unique approach to understanding how markets are constructed for agroecological products while also supporting small-scale actors in their existing agroecology production and marketing strategies.

Passing the Time

Entertainment in the 1800s

Author: Zachary Chastain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422296857

Category: History

Page: 64

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With a six-day workweek, long hours on the job, and the hard labor required to keep house, leisure time was precious in the 1800s. Without recorded music, radio, movies, TV, video games, or the Internet, Americans had to make their own fun, and most of it was simple and very low tech—singing around the family piano, visiting with neighbors, or picnicking in the woods. In the bigger towns and cities, theaters offered live, professional entertainment ranging from classic plays to raucous minstrel shows. In the smaller towns and rural areas, people waited anxiously for those few times a year when a traveling show or circus might come through the area. As the 1800s progressed, leisure time and economic resources increased for many Americans and a more sophisticated public demanded new and more exciting amusements. Read all about America at play in the 1800s!

A New Plateau

Sustaining the Lands and Peoples of Canyon Country

Author: Peter Friederici,Rose Houk

Publisher: Renewing the Countryside Inc


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

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Ten thousand years ago, the California condors shadow raced across the rock faces of canyon walls throughout the Southwest, but, over time, the majestic condor disappeared from this landseemingly forever. Last seen in northern Arizona in 1924, the California condor was on the brink of extinction. In the early 1980s, scientists documented only twenty-two condors remaining in the wild, all in California. Thanks to a successful captive-breeding program, their numbers have increased dramatically, and dozens now fly free over northern Arizona and southern Utah.

Sharing the Harvest

A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition

Author: Elizabeth Henderson,Robyn Van En

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580751

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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To an increasing number of American families the CSA (community supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers, who become members or subscribers in support of the farm. In exchange for paying in advance--at the beginning of the growing season, when the farm needs financing--CSA members receive the freshest, healthiest produce throughout the season and keep money, jobs, and farms in their own community. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic, authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike. Thinking and buying local is quickly moving from a novel idea to a mainstream activity. The groundbreaking first edition helped spark a movement and, with this revised edition, Sharing the Harvest is poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture.

Bitter Harvest

Antecedents and Consequences of Property Reforms in Postsocialist Poland

Author: Suava Zbierski-Salameh

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739165151

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book links political and economic sociology examining how post-socialist property changes are rooted in the socialist past and how they relate to the meaning and practices of transition states and their capacity for sustainable economic development. It raises the issue of the applicability of Western institutions in the Eastern European context and the implications for the contemporary politics of European integration in which E.U. politics aim to smooth over the many divergences of its members.

Allan Callaghan

A Life

Author: L. R. Humphreys

Publisher: Melbourne University


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 145

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Biography of the agricultural scientist Allan Callaghan (1903-93). Callahan was Principal of Roseworthy Agricultural College and later ran the Australian Wheat Board through its time of price-fluctuation and crisis. Includes photos, chronology, notes and index. Author is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Consultant in Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland. He has previously written 'Wadham: Scientist for Land and People' and 'Clunies Ross: Australian Visionary'.

Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America

Author: G.T.O LeBreton,F. William H. Beamish,Scott R. McKinley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402028334

Category: Science

Page: 324

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Modern North American sturgeons and paddlefish are the result of 100 million years of evolution. Once an integral part of aboriginal culture, their numbers were decimated by overfishing and habitat destruction during the past two centuries. This book details the extensive science aimed at helping these remarkable species recover from the brink of extinction, and describes the historical, biological, and ecological importance of North American sturgeon and paddlefish. The text is enhanced by photographs and detailed line drawings. This comprehensive volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers, educators, and consultants, in academic and government settings, who work to further scientific understanding of these fishes. No other single compilation has documented current information in such detail.

Shared harvest

prose of medieval England in modern version

Author: Loretto O'Connor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 163

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The Drama of the Commons

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309169981

Category: Social Science

Page: 533

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The "tragedy of the commons" is a central concept in human ecology and the study of the environment. It has had tremendous value for stimulating research, but it only describes the reality of human-environment interactions in special situations. Research over the past thirty years has helped clarify how human motivations, rules governing access to resources, the structure of social organizations, and the resource systems themselves interact to determine whether or not the many dramas of the commons end happily. In this book, leaders in the field review the evidence from several disciplines and many lines of research and present a state-of-the-art assessment. They summarize lessons learned and identify the major challenges facing any system of governance for resource management. They also highlight the major challenges for the next decade: making knowledge development more systematic; understanding institutions dynamically; considering a broader range of resources (such as global and technological commons); and taking into account the effects of social and historical context. This book will be a valuable and accessible introduction to the field for students and a resource for advanced researchers.