Best Water Saving - Watering Methods - Replacing Your Water Can in Your Garden (Gardening Series Book 26)Table of ContentsIntroductionWater CanUsing a Hose PipeWater Sprinkler or Artificial RainerWater Needed for Different CropsQuantity of Water Needed for Your GardenOverwatering And Under WateringWhere Do You Get the Water from?Disadvantages of Overhead IrrigationSoil ErosionConclusionWater Tanks and CanalsAuthor BioPublisherIntroductionSome people are just going to look at this topic of watering methods and wonder, why anybody would want to write on different ways of watering. You just sow the seeds, you just pick up the cans, and hosepipes, and water the plants, don't you? Ah, that is all right, but at what intervals? Which plants need how much water? This ...
Priscilla Short lived off the grid for a year in a strawbale house in Taos, NM, with no electricity, no running water, and a wood burning stove for heat. At the end of the year, Short returned home to Denver committed to making a smaller ecological footprint by consuming less and conserving more. In "Thrifty Green," Short offers a unique, resource-by-resource approach that shows us that the best way to practice conservation, the real win-win, involves saving money as we lighten up. In the tradition of Ed Begley, Jr.'s "Living with Ed," the book will help you make crucial decisions about: Transportation--hybrid cars, zip cars, bike shares, biodeisel and alternative fuels Heat--heat pumps, thermostats, stoves, insulation, solar options Power and Light-- fluorescent vs. incandescent, natural light, high tech vs low-tech appliances Water--treatment for water pollution, filters, purifiers, outdoor plumbing, composting toilets, water policies and regulations, water bill calculators Food--conventional vs. organic farming, pesticides in fruits and vegetables, dangers of plastic, resources for growing your own food Garbage--composting, recycling, disposables, plastics Stuff--downsizing and reclaiming: clothes, shoes, electronics, jewelry Peppered with examples of people living both on and off the grid, eccentric and ordinary, who are deliberately making choices to live with less, "Thrifty Green" is much more than a how-to book. It is a conscientious guide to the art of going green that includes a wealth of terrific tips, fun facts, and straightforward strategies that will make you think about conservation in a whole new way.
With hundreds of entertaining facts, Thomas Kostigen gives simple tips for water saving, both the water you see and use and "virtual water," the water you cannot see but is embedded in the things you consume. For example, it takes 27 gallons of water to grow a banana but only 19 gallons of water to grow an apple―thus choosing to eat an apple can save 8 gallons of water. The Green Blue Book includes an extensive guide so you can make smarter choices and help reduce the demand for water-intensive foods and products. With breakthrough research, humor, and a hopeful message, The Green Blue Book will show how, drop by drop, one's water savings can add up.