In Tune with the Moon: The Complete Day-by-Day Moon Planner for Growing and Living in 2011
By: Michel Gros (author)Paperback
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This detailed guide to the day-by-day 2011 lunar cycles includes information on the waxing and waning moon, the constellations and the Chinese zodiac, and an abundance of gardening tips. The effects of the moon on plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables are explained in simple but ample detail, and recommendations for the ideal times to sow, transplant, rotate crops, and harvest are provided. This guide explains how animal husbandry, beekeeping, and even brewing beer and wine making yield better results when done in concert with the lunar cycle. In addition to gardening and farming advice, suggestions for living life in tune with the moon are offered, such as the optimum time for a haircut, a fast, and even when and what to eat. An extensive color-coded daily diary section makes it easy to record reminders and daily gardening tasks. This biodynamic approach to gardening in harmony with the moon is a simple, inexpensive, and green way to boost garden yields and live a better life
Michel Gros was born in 1952 in France, near the Swiss border. Growing up on a farm he spent a childhood in close contact with the Earth and Nature. Later he realised that his studies in technical design were not leading him on the path he intended for his life. His real passion was organic farming and the environment. He felt the urge to help people to learn how to eat a healthy and vegetarian diet. In 1975 he became a professionally grower of organic vegetables. In 1979 he becomes part of the association of the Lunar Calendar, founded by Pierre-Henry Meunier. As an organic market gardener he carried out many trials and in-depth research on the influence of the moon. In 1993 he took over the moon calendar project with NoA"l Vermot-Desroches. Since then the calendar has developed significantly to its present form. German and Spanish editions have been published since 1998. Followed by the English edition In Tune with the MoonA" 10 years later (2008 and 2009 editions published by Findhorn Press in the UK, 2010 will be first full international version). In spite of the help of Michel's oldest son he had to stop market gardening in 2003 in order to have enough time to develop and distribute the 200.000 copies of the French Lunar calendar sold every year. But, of course, he is still gardening and carrying out tests to improve the content of the calendar.
PRACTICALITIES * Understanding the calendar 54 * Calculating world times 80 * Index 112 * How to use the calendar (tear out this page) 113 UNDERSTANDING THE MOON * The waxing and waning Moon 2 * The ascending and descending Moon 4 * The distance from the Earth to the Moon 6 * Lunar nodes/Planetary nodes/Eclipses 7 * Zodiac signs and constellations 8 * The Moon in the zodiac signs 9 * The Moon in the constellations 10 * When signs and constellations are aligned 10 * Planetary aspects 11 * The Red Moon/Blackthorn Winter/Indian Summer 15 * Tides 16 * Chinese seasons 18 * Biodynamics 19 WORKING WITH THE MOON * Gardening 20 * Daily rhythms 21 * Horticulture 22 * Cultivating trees and shrubs 23 * Harvesting 25 * Plant-based decoctions 27 * Fungicides and insecticides 28 * Compost 29 * Crop rotation 30 * Agriculture 31 * Hay 32 * Cereal crops 33 * Animal husbandry 34 * Beekeeping 36 * Winegrowing 37 * Cider making/Beer making/Forestry 38 * Miscellaneous 40 * Plan of your garden 109 * Companion planting 110 LIVING WITH THE MOON * Influence of the phases 42 * Harvesting plants/For making infusions/ Medicinal plants 43 * Hairdressing 44 * Depilation 45 * Skincare/Warts 46 * Nails/Corns and callouses 47 * Fasting/Detoxing/Treating worms 47 * Eating 48 * Treatments for the body/Teeth 51 * Surgical procedures 52 * The body and the zodiac 53 LUNAR CALENDAR * The calendar 56 * Gardening notes 81
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