PUBLICATIONS

PAPERBACK and KINDLE (E-BOOK) EDITIONS are available from http://www.amazon.com


COMMON SCENTS ORGANIC GARDENING

Techniques for Creating and Maintaining a Sustainable Kitchen Garden (2013) 

common scents book

This book focuses on chemical free, water saving, time saving, cost saving and sustainable techniques when growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, encouraging a naturally balanced ecosystem and opportunity to harvest healthy produce year after year.

Chapters include:

  • Tools & Equipment
  • Site Characteristics
  • Garden Layout
  • Keeping Chickens
  • Composting
  • Mulch
  • Creating ‘Viable’ Soil (including recycling kitchen leftovers & reducing landfill)
  • Dog Patrol
  • Planting, Harvesting & Propagation Techniques
  • ‘Workers’ (e.g. insect pollinators such as bees) & ‘Warriors’ (e.g. insects, lizards, spiders and birds that control other species by predation)  assist in creating and maintaining a natural ecological balance.

Presentation and Book Launch held at the Queensland Museum South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland  Australia (23rd  February 2013)


GROW AND BREW YOUR OWN ORGANIC COFFEE (Coffea arabica) (2013)

coffee book

Australian Published Cover & International Published Cover

This book focuses on chemical free, water saving, time saving, cost saving and sustainable techniques including How to Grow, Harvest, Dry, Roast, Grind, Brew and Store your own coffee year after year.

Drinking Coffee that you have grown, processed and brewed can be very rewarding.

The flavours may be blended or enhanced to suit your individual tastes and most importantly being free of any chemical additives, tend to alleviate some purported health as well as environmental concerns.

TESTIMONIALS 

Just started to grow coffee here in Hawaii – my husband has found useful info in this book (Awarded (five) ***** stars bon November 1, 2014 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase).

Great Books for the Coffee Lover MARCH 2, 2014 BY MANDY GILLAM For the Do-it-Yourselfer Grow and Brew Your Own Organic Coffee Paperback Pia Dowling. This paperback is great for an experienced gardener, but anyone wanting to test their green thumb would enjoy this book. For someone who is concerned about commercially-grown coffee and the impact it has on our environment as well as laborers, learning how to grow their own coffee with a how-to guide would be perfect! An all-inclusive guide on how to grow, harvest, dry, roast, grind, brew and store your own coffee beans from an organic coffee tree, this book offers ways to save time and money. It is the ultimate gift for the adventurous DIY-er. http://coffeecritter.com/


GROW AND BREW YOUR OWN ORGANIC TEA 

[Green & Herbal] (2013)

tea book

This book focuses on chemical-free, water saving, time saving, cost saving and sustainable techniques including How to Grow, Harvest, Dry, Pulverize, Brew and Store Green Tea (Camelia sinensis) and a variety of Herbal Teasincluding:

  • (German) Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • Elder (Sambucus canadensis)
  • Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • Lemon Verbena (Aloysia tryphilla)
  • Mints (Mentha sp.)
  • Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans) 
  • Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Monitoring all stages from plant selection to brewing, ensures the Green Tea and Herbal Teas you drink are free of any chemical additives, alleviating some purported health and environmental concerns.

The ‘Invigorating Brew’ made from Green Tea and a variety of Herbal Teas is useful to assist in re-hydration after exercise and due to the Lemon Verbena (Aloysia tryphilla), Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and Mint (Mentha sp.) content also has breath freshener appeal.

TESTIMONIALS 

Grow & Brew Your Own Organic Tea [ Green & Herbal] by Pia Dowling. An interesting book on how to grow our own green tea, think at how much could be more delightful a tea grow and harvest with our hands! Specializes in time and cost saving, chemical-free methods such as how you can grow, harvest, dry, pulverize, brew and store Green Tea (Camelia sinensis) and a variety of Herbal Teas. Monitoring all steps from plant selection to brewing, guarantees the Green Tea and Herbal Teas you drink are free of any chemical additives, alleviating some purported health and environmental concerns. The ‘Invigorating Brew’ produced from Green Tea and a assortment of Herbal Teas is useful to help in rehydration after exercise. http://www.squidoo.com/green-tea-growing-and-harvesting

SOUTH-EAST ADVERTISER 5th March 2014 Article rank:  “Very interesting” http://quest.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx


GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC HERBS AND SPICES (2014)

herbs book

This book focuses on chemical-free, water saving, time saving, cost saving and sustainable techniques including Planting, Harvesting, Drying, Storage and Propagation.

Home-grown Herbs and Spices may be freshly harvested or dried and added individually or blended to enhance the flavours and textures of food.

Organically home-grown Herbs includeBasil, Bay Leaf, Coriander, Curry Plant, Dill, Fennel, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.

Organically home-grown Spices include Chili Pepper, Chives, Garlic, Ginger, Peanuts, Shallots & Turmeric.


STOCK THE PANTRY – Chemical free Techniques that Prolong the Shelf Life of Food (2015)

pantry book

A variety of organic fruit, vegetables, herbs & spices that you have sourced in bulk from your garden with enhanced flavour, texture and nutrients and processed without the addition of artificial or chemical colourings, flavourings and/or preservatives to prolong shelf life, provides a healthy, cost and time-saving alternative for you, your family and friends to enjoy.


WISDOM OF THE DOGS (2014)

dog bookWisdom may be gleaned from many sources including observing the behaviour of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris also known as Canis domesticus). Well cared for, trained and socialized dogs tend to display a positive disposition towards humans, other dogs and animals. During these encounters we can learn many valuable lessons from them as they can from us.

A selection of over one hundred and fifty original photographic images that capture the essence of day-to-day interactions between humans, dogs and other animals, provide the basis for inspirational, motivational, comic, strategic and poignant QUOTES that have the potential to challenge and motivate us including at times providing the impetus to pursue our aspirations…

Take control of your life……steer in the direction of happiness!

take control of your life...steer in the direction of happiness!