- A landscape professional wishing to upgrade your knowledge or prepare for SOUL certification?
- An instructor looking for a text book or just some inspiration?
- A home gardener looking for understanding beyond simple "how to" instructions?
- An environmentalist needing up-to-date science?
You will find our books an exciting and novel learning experience. Teaching a new concept in horticulture requires new instructional methods and materials. As we developed our first on-line certificate program we found that the research to support holistic horticulture certainly exists, but in a piecemeal fashion.
In order to portray the integration of natural systems we needed to integrate all these bits and pieces. To guide our students towards a different understanding of how nature works we needed to present the information from a different perspective. So we began to write. Enjoy the results!
Are you ready to gain a deeper understanding of your garden?
It seems natural to focus on the biggest inhabitants of the garden and to think that gardening is all about plants. But it is so much more. The lives of plants are interwoven with the lives and activities of all the organisms in their environment.
With this book I hope to show you a glimpse of the many relationships and natural processes within nature, the interconnectedness of life. Gardening is much easier and much more interesting when we work to support the health of the whole garden, and that's what organic gardening is all about.
Here is a book review by Synergy Magazine
Working With Nature - Shifting Paradigms presents a new framework for making land management decisions. It describes ecologically sound soil and water management practices and introduces the concept of landscape health management. These are essential concepts in holistic land management.
This book is designed to be a resource for self study, and community and classroom education. It is addressed at all gardeners with an interest in horticultural science: landscape professionals, farmers, horticulture instructors, students and avid home gardeners. Even though this is a scientific text, it is written in plain language. A glossary and extensive references are provided at the end of the book.
Here is a book review from the Canadian Organic Growers