[The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ

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The Jungle Garden

CHARACTERS ä The Jungle Garden Done by gardeners who buy intensively reared plants in disposable plastic pots sprayed with pesticides and grown in peat cut from the ground Goulson argues that gardens could become places where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from With just a few small changes our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflictFor anyone who has a garden and cares about our planet this book is essential readi. I was going to knock this book down a star because of the occasional unnecessary inflammatory comment I came to learn about gardening not to hear about your thoughts on the current American president BUT I cannot because overall this book was just too darn inspiring and interesting and I feel like it sort of changed my life It s not a perfect book I wish there were references included for the studies he discussed for example but it gets five stars based on my emotional responseDave Goulson is definitely my favourite environmentalist after reading two of his books in the last couple months He has two others and I can t wait to read them His writing is so engaging and funny Though he is a bee scientist this book is a broader summary of various gardening topics with a large focus on insects and bug life The book is his glorious manifesto on how backyardallotment a British thing gardening could save the planet While I m sure there s a modern farmer or two that would be highly offended by some of his assertions he makes a pretty compelling argument that large scale monoculture farming is not nearly as efficient as it is generally believed to be At the same time he is uite realistic and measured in his arguments overall even when taking on controversial topicsReading a Dave Goulson book will make you want to tear up your lawn and plant a wildflower meadow start growing all your own food and butcher roadkill on your driveway kidding sort of about the last one but this man is a ridiculous hero of the environment and I love it If you are a gardener and want to incorporate sustainable practices into your growing this book is necessary reading If not I d recommend A Sting in the Tale over this one for of a general interestscience memoir book that will make you obsessed with bees

SUMMARY The Jungle Garden

CHARACTERS ä The Jungle Garden Within just a few paces of youDave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures taking us burrowing into the compost heap digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs bees lacewings and hoverflies unappreciated heroes of the natural world The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book exploring the environmental harm inadvertently. I bought this book for its title Gardening to save the planet and the blurb promised a discussion of the kind of re wilding I had learned about from Isabella Tree s Wilding as applied to a smaller size garden I d already stopped mowing and weeding and this seemed to furnish the scientific justification for it The author is a professor of biologyAnd indeed I learned a number of interesting and entertaining things about my garden its earwigs its ants very militant its worms and how little we know about them its bees and its pond life Each chapter is preceded by a useless recipe I get irritated with books that can t decide what they want to do gardening cookbook Cobbler stick to your last I was appalled to discover how many pesticides the plants I buy at garden centres are treated with and how bee attracting garden centre plants can actually be toxic to bees It was salutary to be reminded that 76% of the world s arable land is being used for meat productionThen the author described how he likes to collect skin chop up freeze and cook roadkill This was one eccentricity too far for me and also like the recipes only tenuously related to gardening it seemed like proselytisingStill I would have given this 4 stars for readability usefulness and heart in the right place However this one sentence on the very last page caused my rating to tumble Whatever your view on Brexit it frees us from the Common Agricultural Policy and provides a golden opportunity to turn farming on its head to make the radical changes that are urgently needed before most of our wildlife and our soils have gone In your dreams DaveFirstly Goulson displays astounding political naivety if he believes that the politicians driving Brexit are in any way interested in saving the planet and turning farming on its head to fund small holders and allotments Goulson s dream we all become self sufficient food growing allotmenteers as in the Dig for Victory war years Secondly Goulson does not know whereof he speaks Here again Isabella Tree is much knowledgeable even handed and nuanced she has trodden the paths of bureaucracy she knows that it takes perseverance and international co operation to make a difference to nature preservation she notes how industrial mono cultural farming began way before Britain joined the Common MarketI begrudge the second star but I did think the book was worth reading Just don t spend any money on it I regret any royalties going to a BrexiteerFormat handsomely produced hardback with a lovely cover drawn by Lesley Buckingham smooth floppy paper clear font typeset in Adobe Caslon I always appreciate a publisher in this case Jonathan Cape telling me the type

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CHARACTERS ä The Jungle Garden SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek by jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses in our gardens and parks between the gaps in the pavement and in the soil beneath our feet Wherever you are right now the chances are that there are worms woodlice centipedes flies silverfish wasps beetles mice shrews and much much uietly living. Dave Goulson has changed the lives of thousands of insects in my neighborhood He has inspired me to let the lawn grow to grow bee friendly flowers from seed to only buy peat free earth for my pots He has opened my eyes to the ecological collapse happening right before our eyesIntensive agricultural farming has had devastating effect on earth worms insects and birds In this book he shows how effective growing your own vegetables can be There are plenty of tips on how to make the world a better and sustainable place to be starting in your own backyardFun fact in the land of the free many states fine homeowners who do not keep their lawn short The zica epidemic meant that many towns were sprayed with insecticides killing everything but not many mosuitoesThe problem with pesticides is that they kill the insects you need for a balanced ecosystem as well as the harmful ones The pests recover much uickly meaning that the problem exacerbates I read about cecidomyiidae mosuitoes in this book They lay eggs in aphids the larvae eat themselves out and proceed to munch through up to sixty aphids a day I found these larvae on two aphid infested plants a week ago I ve watched in fascination how the aphids were being eaten There aren t any left now A few words on peat it s not a renewable resource It binds carbon and using it for garden center earth is harmful to the environment So if there is one take away from this review it is this buy only peat free earth for your garden If you want to leave a planet for your grand children and want some concrete tips on what you can do to help read this book It will be released in English on July 11 it s already released in German


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  1. says: [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ

    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ Dave Goulson has changed the lives of thousands of insects in my neighborhood He has inspired me to let the lawn grow to grow bee friendly flowers from seed to only buy peat free earth for my pots He has opened my eyes to the ecological collapse happening right before our eyesIntensive agricultural farming has had devastating effec

  2. says: [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Dave Goulson SUMMARY The Jungle Garden

    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ Goulson’s books are all great but also all of a piece such that you could pick just one to read and it might as well be A Sting in the Tale and don’t necessarily need to follow it with the rest His focus in all his books is on insect life what it says about the state of the environment in general and what we can do to protect and encourage wildlife in the places where we live Here he exposes the damage done by gardening and farming as u

  3. says: SUMMARY The Jungle Garden Dave Goulson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ

    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ If you are fortunate to have a garden but don’t really pay it much attention then you might not be aware of the insects and other wildlife that inhabit it at the moment It is a jungle out there but one that you need to get down on your hands and knees to see properly Everything from the microbes worms and ant

  4. says: SUMMARY The Jungle Garden [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ

    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ I bought this book for its title Gardening to save the planet and the blurb promised a discussion of the kind of re wilding I had learned about from Isabella Tree‘s Wilding as applied to a smaller size garden I‘d already stopped mowing and weeding and this seemed to furnish the scientific justification for it The author is a professor of biologyAnd indeed I learned a number of interesting and entertaining

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    CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Dave Goulson Dave Goulson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ I really enjoyed this book it taught me a lot and has me inspired and excited about my family gardenThis ecological education on a small scale is crucial to us reconnecting with nature on our doorstep rather than needing t

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    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ SUMMARY The Jungle Garden I so enjoyed this book It is not really about gardening at all but the author is passionate about insects and small animals The book is full of the amazing and often funny habits of ants ladybirds earthworms and so on But t

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    Dave Goulson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ Dave please never stop I have just put my name on the list for allotment

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    SUMMARY The Jungle Garden [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Dave Goulson This is a book that will make you look at your garden differently It doesn't only focus on how it looks but the goings on underneath the soil and the insects and wildlife that visits your little part of the earth daily and as a keen gardener and fan of wildlife I'm even eager now to do bit and take time out to notice the little things and leave things a little 'wild' to help do my bitThis is a really relevant book for the times

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    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ Dave Goulson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY The Jungle Garden I was going to knock this book down a star because of the occasional unnecessary inflammatory comment I came to learn about gardening not to hear about your thoughts on the current American president BUT I cannot because overall this book was just too darn inspiring and interesting and I feel like it sort of changed my life It's n

  10. says: SUMMARY The Jungle Garden CHARACTERS ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Dave Goulson Dave Goulson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS

    [The Jungle Garden] EBOOK READ The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson was just what I was looking for in a garden read as we start our garden this year in earnest It w

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