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The Training of the Human Plant

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1907. Burbank was widely known as a botanist and scientist. He was famous for his invention of new breeds of fruits, plants and flowers. Contents: The Mingling of Races; The Teachings of Nature; Differentiation in Training; Sunshine, Good Air and Nourishing Food; Dangers; Marriage of the Physically Unfit; Heredity-Predestination-Training; Growth; Environment the Architect ...more
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Published June 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1907)
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Panda1602
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I happened across this book by reading the 'Biography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda'. Burbank and Yogananda had a crossing of paths, more from their connection to the Divine Universe, and both realised that through love anything is possible. Whilst coming to this conclusion from differing points of view it is still the underlying principle of what both Burbank and Yoganda intrinsically knew and lived their lives by. As always when I read, I take out what resonates with me, and leave the rest ...more
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Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I stumbled on this title mentioned in an article about Katherine Tingley and the school she established at Point Loma in San Diego, California. The reference had to do with the care and nuture of children. Both believed a proper and consistent environment for the first seven to ten years of a child's life would produce better people. From that point, the two diverged, Tingley believing formal education should begin by age two, Burbank after age 10. He cited the inability of girls, otherwise inte ...more
David
Feb 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
The "Wizard of Botany" recounts his philosophy on humans... The man has some very interesting views on how people should be raised. The whole of his philosophy seems to state that humans should be raised with love and learn by Nature's laws ntil the age of 10, only then should "education" even be considered. Some ideas are outdated and may seem depraved such as not allowing the physically unfit to wed, but overall he has a lot of good, interesting ideas.

One of my favorites:

"A perfect system of e
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Leslie Goldman
Mar 20, 2012 is currently reading it
This is one of the books I will be rereading in 2012. I have started to write a Plant Your Dream Blog on it here. This book has basic ideas, some suitable for Art Work. I made one such in the past.

Here is my Blog Post:

http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=19...
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How to grow our children(well) into a healthy nation? ~ the way we tender & treat plants to be a strong(big) tree !!
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In 1849, Luther Burbank was born in Massachusetts. He found fame early, when he single-handedly saved U.S. potato crops from the deadly blight by cultivating russet potatoes. The inventor, who ran Burbank's Experimental Farms in Santa Rosa, Calif., produced more than 800 new varieties of fruits and plants, such as the Shasta daisy. He was recognized for his plant breeding by an Act of Congress. Th ...more