Are you using - or tempted to use - chemical pesticides and herbicides on your lawn or garden? On this week´s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will present the most important ´´Question of the Week´´ he´s ever answered! And of course, we´ve got chemical-free answers to all your gardening questions. [Broadcast Date: May 21, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/090521/rt_gard_090521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Tukey, author of the brand new Organic Lawn Care Manual joins us to discuss how and why he became an organic lawn care expert after years of spreading chemicals on people´s landscapes. During the question of the week, Mike McGrath will issue his annual warning that those popular wood mulches can kill your plants and stain your home - and now comes news that they can catch fire as well! He´ll explain which mulches prevent weeds just as well as wood without any of the risks. [Broadcast Date: June 7, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070607/rt_gard_070607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been told to prune the ´´sucker´´ offshoots off of your tomato plants? This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will discuss why he thinks the right thing to do is to keep them on. Plus, an interview with a researcher who discusses the link between pesticides and myeloma. And of course, chemical free answers to all your garden questions. [Broadcast Date: July 23, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/090723/rt_gard_090723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT, a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide, on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they´ve caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment. An instant best seller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Berneis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003927/bk_drms_003927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The word ´´organic´´ is increasingly becoming synonymous with health and well-being. You will find many products on the shelves of major supermarkets with the organic tag on them. Increasingly, people are noticing this tag and going for more and more organic products. Organic foods are completely natural and therefore considered to be good for your health and well-being. These are grown without the usual synthetic and chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Only natural methods of fertilization and pest control are used while growing them. The result is that you end up consuming food products that don´t leave traces of chemicals in your stomach and blood. This, in turn, boosts your immune system and reduces the chance of various diseases including cancer. Undoubtedly, organic is the way to go. If you are fond of growing your own vegetables right in your backyard, then even you should consider going organic. This means growing your vegetables, fruits, and flowers without the use of any chemicals. The question, however, is where and how should you begin? Listen to this guide and you will learn how and where to get started with your own organic garden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041437/bk_acx0_041437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s world, everyone carries a toxic load of dozens of industrially produced chemicals in their bloodstream. Not only do these adversely affect the health of adults and children, but also, and more worryingly, they damage the development of unborn infants. The amniotic fluid of pregnant women has been found to contain a variety of chemicals, such as pesticides, plasticizers, disinfectant products, flame-retardants, surfactants and UV filters, many of which interfere with fetal physiology, especially thyroid hormone action. Thyroid hormone is vital for brain development, particularly for the fetus during pregnancy and for toddlers. In fact, children born to women who lack this thyroid hormone (or who are unwittingly exposed to thyroid-disrupting chemicals) have lower IQs and more neurodevelopmental problems. Evolution of the human brain has involved multiple changes and processes dependent on thyroid hormone. The urgent question thus arises: Is chemical pollution poisoning brain development and reversing evolution´s most outstanding achievement: the human brain? And if so, as this book convincingly illuminates, what can be done about it both collectively and individually? Toxic Cocktail provides a clear view of how many environmental chemicals interfere with brain development. As a result, this book looks at how we define and test IQ, the evidence for IQ loss, and how chemical pollution and thyroid hormone disruption can be actors in this process, as well as increasing neurodevelopmental disease risk.
This book will help you learn the key to creating your own garden with hydroponics Struggling to grow your own vegetables? Do you want to create a garden which you will be proud of? Have you wanted to grow any plant in a different environment? Look no further! My book will answer all your questions! This hydroponics guide will give you the scientifically proven step-by-step method for creating and managing your own successful hydroponic system! You will be able to grow more vegetables and plants in a smaller area due to science and your own learning! You will be able to grown a selection of herbs, vegetables and flowers from home. The best part is you don´t need any soil! With the world climate changing at a rapid pace, hydroponics is the perfect solution to growing your own food, and what better to have you own homegrown food without those nasty pesticides in them! This book will outline everything you need to go from beginner to expert! Remember these facts: What required 25,000 acres of soil in traditional farming, required only 1,300 acres of space with hydroponics An acre of soil can produce 7,000 pounds of cucumber or 10 tons of tomato, the same space allocated for hydroponics will yield 28,000 pounds of cucumber or 300 tons tomato. Six times more with hydroponics! Only ⅓ of the water allocated for traditional farming was consumed by hydroponics. You can not deny hydroponics won´t change your life! Here is a sneak peak of what you´ll learn in this book: Brilliant Ideas and Reminders Growing Medium Water Usage Hydroponic Nutrients Hydroponic Systems And much more quality content! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061672/bk_acx0_061672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.