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Books

Who are the pollinators? Did we know that creepy crawlies are actually our hardworking friends and predators help to keep the balance of nature?

 

Find out about the amazing tricks plants play on insects and how to call nature’s very own SOS team in to give our nectar-sipping buddies (and us) a helping hand. And there's stickers!

See more at: www.quartoknows.com

What happens to the food we don’t eat – all those discarded apple cores and rejected Brussels sprouts? Did you know that there are as many living organisms in a teaspoon of soil as there are people in the whole world?


Teach your kids that composting is fun (and stop them moaning about emptying the compost bucket) with this funky guide which takes you from compost menus to Worms & Ladders. And there's stickers!

See more at: www.quartoknows.com

Have you ever wondered how plants work, how they get their food, and why we eat the fruit of one plant, but the leaf of another?

 

Growing your own food is easy and fun, and eating food that you have produced yourself is even better. We show you which crops to grow and how to look after them, learning how important it is to keep your soil healthy, and why compost is a treat for your plants. And there's stickers!

See more at www.quartoknows.com

Community gardening is a growing revolution that is taking root in towns and cities all over the world. Groups of likeminded people are transforming neglected plots of land into green, flourishing spaces for everyone to enjoy.

 

 A look into the background of community gardening and its benefits as well as plenty of practical advice.

See more at www.quartoknows.com

I didn't write this one, but co-edited it with my colleague Simone Osborn.

 

Written for farmers and advisors this book helps assess the potential business benefits of agroforestry for your farm and to understand the possible benefits to the wider environment.

The authors are leading researchers and practitioners with decades of experience in agroforestry from the UK and around the world.

To download a free digital copy or request a hard copy go to the Soil Association Website 

https://www.soilassociation.org/farmers-growers/technicalinformation/agroforestry-handbook/ 

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