Miraculous Abundance

Miraculous Abundance Author Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
ISBN-10 9781603586429
Year 2016-03-23
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Since then the farm has become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring 2016 César Award-winning documentary, Demain (Tomorrow). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple's evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future--when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe's (and the world's) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities--from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who've never picked up a hoe. The couple's account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

Miraculous Abundance

Miraculous Abundance Author Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
ISBN-10 9781603586436
Year 2016-03-14
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain ("Tomorrow"). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities—from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

The Abundance Book

The Abundance Book Author John Randolph Price
ISBN-10 9781401919672
Year 1996-07-01
Pages 75
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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John Randolph Price's book is a classic in it's field. It features timeless teachings form Ageless Wisdom, which reveals the truth about the Law of Abundance. This book introduces you to a 40-day prosperity plan, you will find out what 'money' really is, and you will learn a six-step program to free your mind from limiting beliefs.

Abundance

Abundance Author Peter H. Diamandis
ISBN-10 9781451616835
Year 2014-09-23
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Inner Vegas

Inner Vegas Author Joseph Gallenberger
ISBN-10 1937907104
Year 2013
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rainbow Ridge Pub
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."..a journey of consciousness into the wild world of psychokinesis... This book may help you win in Las Vegas, but it is about attracting all manner of riches into your life... how to apply the energy of the heart to create health and good fortune, and how to tame the dragons that you may encounter along the way."--P. [4] of cover.

How to Be a Miracle Maker

How to Be a Miracle Maker Author Keith Varnum
ISBN-10 9781456606718
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher eBookIt.com
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This ground-breaking book reveals the extraordinary creative powers within you that can heal your body, expand your love, and attract phenomenal abundance into every area of your life. Talented storyteller Keith Varnum shares a practical manual that shows you how to be an everyday Miracle Maker! Fresh and captivating, chock-full of riveting escapades, this inspirational book chronicles how the author develops his inner guidance to lead him to unexpected power and wisdom. And you discover how you can do the same to conquer your greatest fears, soar above the ordinary, and reach all your heart's desires. The book's 48 true personal stories illustrate how miracles flow when you listen to your inner counsel. At 19 after Varnum cured himself of blindness, this extraordinary visionary began teaching others how to heal themselves and fulfill their deepest passions. Drawing from his broad exploration as a healer, acupuncturist, urban shaman, filmmaker, personal coach, vision quest guide, corporate VP, and international seminar leader, Varnum describes in down-to-earth terms how following intuition can uncover hidden secrets of previously unimaginable human ability. The author demonstrates the real-life use of the seemingly implausible potentials of quantum physics--such possibilities as alternate realities, time travel, near-death experience, out-of-body journeys and levitation. These mind-boggling true stories will expand the way you think about yourself and your ability to transform your world. Neale Donald Walsch, author of the best-selling "Conversations with God," calls this book "so captivating that it can shift any reader beyond time and space." Relish the stories that convey the lessons that can be learned from nature--plants, animals, rocks, water--and from nonphysical beings. Get the thrill of peeking into other dimensions! And the author's lively sense of humor renders the tales even more enjoyable. "How to Be a Miracle Maker" is for anybody who wants more love, yearns for a fulfilling job, or seeks a purpose beyond the mundane. It can unlock a reservoir of motivation to uncap a free flow of miracles into your life. If you want a greater awareness of your unlimited potential, if you want to wake up to the extraordinary truth of who you are, if you want to read entrancing, entertaining real-life stories--then this book is just what your heart ordered.

21 Seconds to Change Your World

21 Seconds to Change Your World Author Dr. Mark Rutland
ISBN-10 9781441229731
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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A Powerful Call to Restore Your Soul Through Prayer When an excruciating bout of depression led Dr. Mark Rutland to more deeply explore prayer, he came to understand its miraculous power for soul restoration. Prayer is a declaration of our Father's compassion toward us, a confession of our own inadequacy, and a reminder that he meets our daily needs. As it turns out, these are the elements of prayer Jesus taught his disciples. Praying and meditating on the Lord's Prayer changed Dr. Rutland's life, and since then he has used it to restore others' souls as well. Filled with moving stories and powerful insights, this book will help you discover the truth about God's love and power, and this truth will bless and heal you. In the end, it's not just about saying the Lord's Prayer--it's about getting to know the Lord of the prayer.

The Law of Divine Compensation

The Law of Divine Compensation Author Marianne Williamson
ISBN-10 9780062205438
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author (Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America), a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important inspirational thinkers of our time. In The Law of Divine Compensation, she reveals the spiritual principles that help us overcome financial stress and unleash the divine power of abundance. A guru to anyone interested in spirituality, Williamson's words ring with power and truth as she assures us that, with faith in God's promise of prosperity for all, we need never fear the future.

Mycorrhizal Planet

Mycorrhizal Planet Author Michael Phillips
ISBN-10 9781603586580
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Regenerative practices for the farm, garden, orchard, forest, and landscape Mycorrhizal fungi have been waiting a long time for people to recognize just how important they are to the making of dynamic soils. These microscopic organisms partner with the root systems of approximately 95 percent of the plants on Earth, and they sequester carbon in much more meaningful ways than human "carbon offsets" will ever achieve. Pick up a handful of old-growth forest soil and you are holding 26 miles of threadlike fungal mycelia, if it could be stretched it out in a straight line. Most of these soil fungi are mycorrhizal, supporting plant health in elegant and sophisticated ways. The boost to green immune function in plants and community-wide networking turns out to be the true basis of ecosystem resiliency. A profound intelligence exists in the underground nutrient exchange between fungi and plant roots, which in turn determines the nutrient density of the foods we grow and eat. Exploring the science of symbiotic fungi in layman's terms, holistic farmer Michael Phillips (author of The Holistic Orchard and The Apple Grower) sets the stage for practical applications across the landscape. The real impetus behind no-till farming, gardening with mulches, cover cropping, digging with broadforks, shallow cultivation, forest-edge orcharding, and everything related to permaculture is to help the plants and fungi to prosper . . . which means we prosper as well. Building soil structure and fertility that lasts for ages results only once we comprehend the nondisturbance principle. As the author says, "What a grower understands, a grower will do." Mycorrhizal Planet abounds with insights into "fungal consciousness" and offers practical, regenerative techniques that are pertinent to gardeners, landscapers, orchardists, foresters, and farmers. Michael's fungal acumen will resonate with everyone who is fascinated with the unseen workings of nature and concerned about maintaining and restoring the health of our soils, our climate, and the quality of life on Earth for generations to come.

Gaia s Garden

Gaia s Garden Author Toby Hemenway
ISBN-10 9781603580298
Year 2009
Pages 313
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

MANNA in the Wilderness of AIDS

MANNA in the Wilderness of AIDS Author Kenwyn K. Smith
ISBN-10 NWU:35556035680339
Year 2002
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher
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This is a poignant story of how a tenacious group of seven individuals from a Philadelphia church transformed a modest initiative to serve food to those with HIV/AIDS into a vibrant, interfaith nonprofit organization called Manna (Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) -- and in the process, revitalized their community, themselves, and their church.The book describes ten life-giving lessons they experienced during Manna's early years. These universal lessons include: -- The greatest insights came from the most vulnerable in our midst-- The leaps of faith we took filled our spirits with vitality-- To thrive in the midst of massive turbulence required deep roots and radical shifts carefully timed-- Manna both sharpened and healed the tensions between race and social class-- The miraculous was contained within the mundaneThe book depicts how Manna overcame tremendous obstacles -- namely, fear and ignorance of AIDS and a lack of funding to accomplish benevolent goodness.

The Carbon Farming Solution

The Carbon Farming Solution Author Eric Toensmeier
ISBN-10 9781603585712
Year 2016-02-22
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking new book, Eric Toensmeier argues that agriculture—specifically, the subset of practices known as “carbon farming”—can, and should be, a linchpin of a global climate solutions platform. Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Toensmeier’s book is the first to bring together these powerful strategies in one place, including in-depth analysis of the available research and, where research is lacking, a discussion of what it will take to get us there. Carbon farming can take many forms. The simplest practices involve modifications to annual crop production. Although many of these modifications have relatively low sequestration potential, they are widely applicable and easily adopted, and thus have excellent potential to mitigate climate change if practiced on a global scale. Likewise, grazing systems such as silvopasture are easily replicable, don’t require significant changes to human diet, and—given the amount of agricultural land worldwide that is devoted to pasture—can be important strategies in the carbon farming arsenal. But by far, agroforestry practices and perennial crops present the best opportunities for sequestration. While many of these systems are challenging to establish and manage, and would require us to change our diets to new and largely unfamiliar perennial crops, they also offer huge potential that has been almost entirely ignored by climate crusaders. Many of these carbon farming practices are already implemented globally on a scale of millions of hectares. These are not minor or marginal efforts, but win-win solutions that provide food, fodder, and feedstocks while fostering community self-reliance, creating jobs, protecting biodiversity, and repairing degraded land—all while sequestering carbon, reducing emissions, and ultimately contributing to a climate that will remain amenable to human civilization. Just as importantly to a livable future, these crops and practices can contribute to broader social goals such as women’s empowerment, food sovereignty, and climate justice. The Carbon Farming Solution does not present a prescription for how cropland should be used and is not, first and foremost, a how-to manual, although following up on references in a given section will frequently provide such information. Instead, The Carbon Farming Solution is—at its root—a toolkit. It is the most complete collection of climate-friendly crops and practices currently available. With this toolkit, farmers, communities, and governments large and small, can successfully launch carbon farming projects with the most appropriate crops and practices to their climate, locale, and socioeconomic needs. Toensmeier’s ultimate goal is to place carbon farming firmly in the center of the climate solutions platform, alongside clean solar and wind energy. With The Carbon Farming Solution, Toensmeier wants to change the discussion, impact policy decisions, and steer mitigation funds to the research, projects, and people around the world who envision a future where agriculture becomes the protagonist in this fraught, urgent, and unprecedented drama of our time. Citizens, farmers, and funders will be inspired to use the tools presented in this important new book to transform degraded lands around the world into productive carbon-storing landscapes.

Organic Inc

Organic  Inc Author Samuel Fromartz
ISBN-10 9780547416007
Year 2007-03-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Who would have thought that a natural food supermarket could have been a financial refuge from the dot-com bust? But it had. Sales of organic food had shot up about 20 percent per year since 1990, reaching $11 billion by 2003 . . . Whole Foods managed to sidestep that fray by focusing on, well, people like me. Organic food has become a juggernaut in an otherwise sluggish food industry, growing at 20 percent a year as products like organic ketchup and corn chips vie for shelf space with conventional comestibles. But what is organic food? Is it really better for you? Where did it come from, and why are so many of us buying it? Business writer Samuel Fromartz set out to get the story behind this surprising success after he noticed that his own food choices were changing with the times. In Organic, Inc., Fromartz traces organic food back to its anti-industrial origins more than a century ago. Then he follows it forward again, casting a spotlight on the innovators who created an alternative way of producing food that took root and grew beyond their wildest expectations. In the process he captures how the industry came to risk betraying the very ideals that drove its success in a classically complex case of free-market triumph.