"Society does not generally expect its farmers to be visionaries." Perhaps not, but longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall does possess a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place. In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture. For him the solution is, first and foremost, greater self-reliance, especially in the areas of food and energy. By avoiding any off-farm inputs (fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures), Bonsall has learned how to practice a purely veganic, or plant-based, agricultureâ€”not from a strictly moralistic or philosophical perspective, but because it makes good business sense: spend instead of making more. What this means in practical terms is that Bonsall draws upon the fertility of on-farm plant materials: compost, green manures, perennial grasses, and forest products like leaves and ramial wood chips. And he grows and harvests a diversity of crops from both cultivated and perennial plants: vegetables, grains, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and nutsâ€”even uncommon but useful permaculture plants like groundnut (Apios). In a friendly, almost conversational way, Bonsall imparts a wealth of knowledge drawn from his more than forty years of farming experience. "My goal," he writes, "is not to feed the world, but to feed myself and let others feed themselves. If we all did that, it might be a good beginning."
A free book of poems about rabbits, zebras, swans, horses, jetpacks, misogynist advertising, rotating vicars, walkmen, Arthur Neagus, Higgs-bosons, automated call centres, oxymorons, snooker, cornflakes and soiled bandages.
Jesus loves people. Wouldn't it make sense that those who claim to love Jesus would love the same people Jesus loves? Nouns need verbs, a requirement that's more than just a grammatical truth; it's a spiritual truth.
The noun Christian and the noun church require action verbs to fulfill their purpose. That's why Jesus invites Christians and churches everywhere to perform the greatest action of all: loving people. Jesus Prom is an extravagant party that celebrates the very people Jesus died to love. You will laugh and cry as you move through the pages of this book, and by the end of it, you'll want to join the dance.
Controversies in Media Ethics uses a debate format to examine current issues in mass media ethics. Encouraging the reader to think critically, the authors offer a wide variety of perspectives on the complex traditional and emerging problems of media ethics.
The Long Road to Heaven, the annual pilgrimage to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela has taken place for over 1,000 years. First published in 1974 and now reissued with a new preface, this classic account of a stirring journey provides an amalgam of history, geography, religion, and archaeology. Illustrations. Photos. Maps.
「その秘密は、おまえ自身と引きかえだ―」 親友の駒居に密かに想いを寄せていた平太は、 ある日養護教員の柘植にその秘密を知られて しまう。弱みを握られ保健室で強引に体を奪わ れた平太だが、次第に柘植との体の繋がりに 溺れてゆき……!? 表題作ほか、全寮制男子校の主従ラブ「ムーン ライト・メロディ」を加えた衝撃のデビュー作！ 【出版社より】