Grow Your Soil! Harness the Power of the Soil Food Web to Create Your Best Garden Ever – Diana Miessler
One of the biggest challenges of our times has been decreasing soil health. Increasing temperatures and decreasing ground cover have been leading to decreasing soil health which in turn affects the growth of plants and the ability of soil to hold water.
If you’ve ever tried growing your own flowers or veggies, you would have figured (through eventual trial and error) that the quality of what you grow is only as good as the soil you grow it in. Healthy soil is home to healthy microbes, teaming with life.
Diana Miessler’s Grow Your Soil! Harness the Power of the Soil Food Web to Create Your Best Garden Ever is a great way to understand how you can make easy to follow changes and see its impact on enriching soil in a space as small as your home garden.
The author shares the techniques such as cover crops, mulching and simple supercharged recipes for compost tea — that can transform any home garden.
Diana Miessler is a certified permaculture designer, a soil science enthusiast, and a gardener with more than 50 years of experience.
Mangoes, Mischief and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India – Chitra Soundar
Chitra Soundar’s Mangoes, Mischief and Tales of Friendship is inspired by traditional Indian folktales that are sure to delight you.
The book takes you on a rollercoaster ride as the two protagonists, Prince Veera and his best friend Suku are given the opportunity to preside over the court of King Bheema. They soon discover that being a just and wise ruler is no easy task as they are faced with numerous challenging situations from dealing with a greedy merchant who wants to charge people for enjoying the smells of his sweats to solving the mystery of the jewels that have turned into pickles.
Illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy, the book contains eight original tales by Chitra Soundar who tasks Veera and Suku with outwitting the kingdom’s greediest and wiliest subjects. Find out if the two clever boys up to the challenge.