The Year Round Solar Greenhouse

Author: Lindsey Schiller
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926187
Size: 44.20 MB
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Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.

The Year Round Solar Greenhouse

Author: Lindsey Schiller
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718241
Size: 38.63 MB
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Build your own passive solar greenhouse for year-round food production in any climate

How To Build Your Own Greenhouse

Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122604
Size: 25.48 MB
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Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book

Author: Mike Oehler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780960446407
Size: 53.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book is the first to promote the benefits of both passive solar energy and earth sheltering in greenhouse design. This combination results in greenhouses which need no additional heating. The captured sun's energy and that which is stored in the earth is enough for successful year round harvest. It takes you step by step through the construction of an inexpensive greenhouse which may be built with either newly purchased or salvaged building materials for pennies on the dollar. It explains the author's unique Post/Shoring/Polyethylene construction methods and design techniques. The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book has 230 pages with nearly 200 illustrations, photos, diagrams, lists, charts and drawings. It contains all the information you need to free you from the pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, waxed, and E-coli laden, genetically modified and irradiated supermarket produce.

Building Your Own Greenhouse

Author: Mark Freeman
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811740528
Size: 29.38 MB
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The fundamentals of assembling a greenhouse and customizing it to the gardener's needs.

The Food And Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse

Author: Bill Yanda
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626545663
Size: 45.59 MB
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Move your family toward self-sufficiency with The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse. This modern reprint contains the same priceless information that launched the solar-greenhouse revolution in the 1970s. From greenhouses improvised out of PVC pipe and Plexiglas, to big-budget, state-of-the-art structures, the design principles presented in this book apply to greenhouse projects in any setting with every budget. Inside you'll find...* All the information you need to design, build, and operate a greenhouse that will add solar heat to your home and help you save on heating bills. * A planting, maintenance, and harvesting procedure that will keep fresh, nutritious produce on your table all year.* Examples of a variety of efficient greenhouse styles from all over the United States. Growing your own food in a solar greenhouse is a healthy and rewarding way to eat better, save money, and minimize your carbon footprint. You'll cut down on food and energy costs for your family, and environmental costs for the planet.

Solar Gardening

Author: Leandre Poisson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581235
Size: 47.66 MB
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Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.

The Forest Garden Greenhouse

Author: Jerome Osentowski
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584269
Size: 44.48 MB
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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. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, 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, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), 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 (along with architect and design partner Michael Thompson) 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 (and everywhere else). Osentowski’s greenhouse designs, which can range from the backyard homesteader to commercial greenhouses, are completely ecological and use a simple design that traps hot and cold air and regulates it for best possible use. The book is part case study of the amazing greenhouses at CRMPI and part how-to primer for anyone interested in a more integrated model for growing food and medicine in a greenhouse. With detailed design drawings, photos, and profiles of successful greenhouse projects on all scales, this inspirational manual will considerably change the conversation about greenhouse design.