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The forest garden greenhouse : how to design and manage an indoor permaculture oasis
The forest garden greenhouse : how to design and manage an indoor permaculture oasis
Osentowski, Jerome2015
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With a revolutionary new Climate Battery design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. This book presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where Osentowski has been designing and building revolutionary greenhouses that utilize passive and active solar technology via what they call the climate battery a subterranean air-circulation system that takes the hot, moist, ambient air from the greenhouse during the day, stores it in the soil, and discharges it at night that can offer tropical and Mediterranean climates at similarly high altitudes and in cold climates.
Main title:
The forest garden greenhouse : how to design and manage an indoor permaculture oasis / Jerome Osentowski ; with contributions from Michael Thompson ...[et al.].
Imprint:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
Collation:
x, 293 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Notes:
Includes glossary"With a revolutionary new 'climate battery' design for near-net-zero heating and cooling" -- coverIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781603584265
Dewey class:
631.583
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressHouse and Garden631.583 OSEIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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