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Horticulture is the science, art, technology and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practiced from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, incorporating plants for food (fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, culinary herbs) and non-food crops (flowers, trees and shrubs, turf-grass, hops, grapes, medicinal herbs). It also includes related services in plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design/construction/maintenance, horticultural therapy, and much more. This range of food, medicinal, environmental, and social products and services are all fundamental to developing and maintaining human health and well-being.

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Eco Escuela : Ideas para habitar el planeta

By: Benjamin Casadiego Cabrales

El documento relata la historia de la comunidad de Belén de los Andaquíes, Caquetá, que se organizó en tiempos de guerra para defender su entorno y en menos de treinta años lograron transformar una región caracterizada por la extracción de indiscriminada de los recursos naturales, en un lugar protector del agua y los bosques amazónicos como respuesta al reto del cambio climático. Es a partir de esas historias y ese contexto regional donde se inscribe el proyecto Impleme...

“Los resultados de la expedición Colombia Bio en el Parque Municipal Andakí revelaron que la estrategia de los lugareños para cuidar la Biodiversidad de Belén de los Andaquíes produce buenos resultados. En sólo 26.000 hectáreas aparecieron 47 especies nuevas para la ciencia”. Revista Semana (Edición 1850, octubre de 2017)

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Plant Physiology in Relation to Horticulture by

By: Professor John K A Bleasdale

Sections include: 1. THE SEED Seed dormancy; germination tests; rate of germination ; laboratory germination and field emergence; seed treatments giving enhanced performance; seed storage 2. THE SEEDLING Photosynthesis; water relations; salt uptake; sources and sinks; directional transport; hormones; quantitative aspects of seedling growth 3. THE VEGETATIVE PLANT Growth analysis; the restriction of growth; time and growth; competition between plants; pru...

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French Natural Remedies & Recipes from Beautiful Tasmania

By: Christiane Guise

The remote upper Liffey Valley is a natural herb garden. Beneath the great rock cliffs of Taytitikitheeker (Drys Bluff) and along the Tellerpanger (Liffey River) is a kaleidoscope of forests, ferneries, shrubberies, mosses and fungi. The native heart berries and the pepper brushes, the mountain cresses and the tiny sweet ?cherries? of the ancient ecosystem, give way in the farmlands to mint, hawthorn and briar, and the organic herb farms brought with great care from other continents.

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