SOLVIVA
How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre,
and Peace on Earth


Learning the Art of Living, with Solar-Dynamic Bio-Benign Design

Revealing the Truth
about How We Can Provide Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Transportation, Food, Solid Waste and Wastewater Management
in Ways that Reduce Pollution and Depletion by 80% or more,
and also Reduce Cost of Living and Improve Quality of Life.

by Anna Edey

Trailblazer Press 1998, ISBN 0-9662349-0-1.  224 pages, 155 color photographs + other illustrations.
Price:$35. See below for quantity discounts.
RFD 1 Box 582, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568   Tel: (508) 693-3341, Fax: (508) 693-2228, solviva@vineyard.net

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SECTIONS OF THE BOOK SOLVIVA:
Table of Contents  ||  Introduction  ||  Some current realities   ||  A visit to Solviva
How I got on the path of seeking better ways to live... ||  Wastewater Management
Greyburg or Greendale: where would you rather live?

Table of contents
in the Solviva Book

INTRODUCTION

SOME CURRENT REALITIES

SECTION 1:
THE TRUTH REVEALED IN COLOR

SECTION 2:
A VISIT TO SOLVIVA
Winter in My Home. Winter in the Solviva Greenhouse.
Summer in the Solviva Greenhouse. Summer in My Home.
Summary of the Advantages of Living the Solviva Way.

SECTION 3:
HOW I GOT ON THE PATH OF SEEKING BETTER WAYS TO LIVE
and What I Discovered Along the Way.

THREE CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE
No.1: Urine Power
No.2: Meditation
No.3: Fire

HEATING

COOLING

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
The Solviva Compostoilet. Graywater Purification.
The Solviva Composting Flush Toilet.
Easy Composting. Solar Pasteurization.

FOOD PRODUCTION
The Greenhouse Dream. Actualizing the Dream.
Animal Power. The First Winter. The Greenhouse Cornucopia.
Trouble in Paradise. The Earthlung Biocarbon Air-Purification Filter.
Birth of Solviva Salad.

ELECTRICITY
Solar Electricity

TRANSPORTATION
My Electric Car

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Comprehensive Recycling

SECTION 4:
A CALL TO ACTION
.... Proposals for Jump-Starting a Better Future.
1. The Greening of the White House
2. A School that Protects our Economy, Health, Environment, and Resources, Today and Tomorrow.
3. An Ecommunity Recreation Center.
4. A Solviva Restaurant and Business Center.
5. Solid Waste Management that Results in 90 percent Recycling.
6. Public Transportation.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
GRAYBERG or GREENDALE: Where Would You Rather Live?

SECTION 5:
A COLLECTION of POWERFUL QUOTES

SECTION 6:
CONSTRUCTION and MAINTENANCE of the SOLVIVA GREENHOUSE and FARM:
What I Did, and What I Recommend.

THE SOLVIVA DESIGNS: Review, Evaluation, Recommendations.
The Foundation. The Wood Framing. The Ventilation. The Paths. The Growing Beds.
The Hanging Growtubes. The Watering Systems.The Solar Heat Storage Systems.
The Backup Heating System.The Earthlung Filter. The Attached Cold Frame.
The Glazing System. The Pitch of the South Roof. The Walk-in Growshed. Cost of Materials.
Building a Greenhouse in a very Cold, Dark Place, such as Alaska.

SOLVIVA GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT
Insect Management. 13 Golden Guidelines for Minimizing Pest Problems.

MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
OF THE SOLVIVA MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES:

Composting. Soil Fertility. Outside Garden Preparation. Mulching. Seeding. Transplanting. Planting. Weeding. Watering. Harvesting. Washing, Draining, Packing. Marketing.

A YEAR AT SOLVIVA

THE ANIMALS
The Chickens ... The Rabbits ... The Sheep

SECTION 7:
RESOURCES

FAVORITE SEED VARIETIES for SOLVIVA SALAD

SUPPLIERS of SEEDS and GOODS for SUSTAINABLE LIVING

RECOMMENDED READING

CONVERSION TABLES

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How to contact Anna Edey, Solviva, Trailblazer Press:
18 Solviva Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Tel: (508) 693-3341- - Cell phone: (774) 563-0898 - - Fax: (508) 693-2228
e-mail: solviva@vineyard.net, website: www.solviva.com

AND, as of January 2014, at Blog/Website: www.solvivagreenlight.com