Describes the early horticulturists of Wellington, Nelson, Auckland, Otago, Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Canterbury. Compiled for the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Horticultural Trades Assoc Inc.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 188 Pages. SECONDHAND.
An authorative history of New Zealand tobacco growing from the earliest plantings before 1840 untill the final surrender of the growers in Motueka in 1995.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Prepare yourself with the know-how you need to confidently enter the fast-growing business of organic farming. This is a guide to growing, certifying, and marketing organic farm produce.
Storey Publishing, North Adams, USA, 2010. Softback. 437 pages. NEW
This excellent and thoughfull book is about environmentally sustainable farming and healthy soil and provides detailed information on understanding soil analysis, managing pasture, alternatives to artificial fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides, the significance of weeds, diseases of stock and strategies for drought.
Scribe Publications Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, 2010. Softback. NEW
This book is about ways in which projects can be designed that care for the people involved in them as well as the earth that they are trying to protect. If land based ecological projects are to offer a realistic solution to the problems we face in the 21st century, they must be sustainable in terms of human energy. This book offers a framework, backed up by real life examples, of issues to consider when setting up a new project, or for overcoming human energy based problems in existing projects.
Green Books Ltd., Totnes, UK, 2008. Softcover. 320 pages. NEW.
An account of the development of New Zealand's fruit industry from 1916 to 1966 and the formation of the NZ Fruitgrowers Federation. Tears to dust jacket.
NZ Fruitgrowerws Assn., Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust-jacket. 115 Pages plus adverts. SECONDHAND.
A handbook for orchardists who wish to grow their apples in a natural way without synthetic chemicals using the best techniques based on the latest research in organic methods.
Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2005. Softback. 343 pages. NEW
Discusses all stages of viticulture and wine making in depth with a full colour section on grape varieties as well as diagrams, drawings and charts. Marks the beginning of the local wine boom. Scarce.
Alister Taylor Publishing Ltd., Martinborough, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND
Provides all the information you need to suceed with grapes. It emphasises organic methods, including products and methods for controlling pests and disease. It is the most comprehensive and usefull book ever to focus on table grapes for the home gardener and small scale vineyard.
Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2002. Softcover. 290 pages. NEW.
A revised second edition of the most comprehensive handbook on the subject available. For the beginner, backyard gardner and small commercial grower. Well illustrated throughout.
Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA. Softback. 266 pages. NEW.
Steiner's only course of lectures on Agriculture given in 1924 at a time when industrialisation of farming was just beginning and organic methods were being replaced. With renewed interest in food quality and sustainability his insights provide a valuable contribution to current debates.
Rudolf Steiner Press, Forest Row, UK, 2004. Softback. 175 pages. NEW
Biodynamic, a unique development of the organic approach, does not narrowly focus on agricultural techniques. It was conceived as a new way of thinking about farming, untrition and the world of nature, allowing for a revitalised relationship with the living soil. This book contributes to a deeper understanding of agriculture and promotes biodynamic innovation.
Sophia Books, Forest Row, UK, 2009. Softback. 298 pages. NEW.
Sets out a seeming paradox: to have a properly ecological view, we must relinquish the idea of nature. Ranging widely in philosophy, culture and history, Morton explores the value of art in imagining future environmental projects.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA, 2007. Softback. 249 pages. NEW