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Eco Books - May 2012
Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls by Noemie Vialard
Vertical gardening isn't about growing climbing roses and Jasmin on a wall or trellis anymore, and has been completely transformed over the years by Patrick Blanc, who invented the concept of the vertical garden, or green wall. In Gardening Vertically, Noemie Vialard presents many new techniques such as creating a wall of sweet smelling plants, a mosquito repellent wall, or a wall of vegetables. Step-by-step photographs guide you through the different stages in the development of a wall, where spades and rakes are needed, and where plants will no longer be crushed under foot. Enjoy!
Bees by Rudolph Steiner
In 1923 Rudolph Steiner predicted the dire state of the honeybee today. He said that within fifty to eighty years, we would see the consequences of mechanizing the forces that had previously operated organically in the beehive.
I haven't read this book yet but it seems like essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the true nature of the honeybee, as well as those who wish to heal the contemporary crisis of the beehive.