This is not really a plug for my youtube channel. Several of my projects have won prizes and one of them is on wikipedia. Plese check out https://www.youtube.com/user/gaiatechnician for a new pallet garden concept, the lean away greenhouse, dripper (not drip) irrigation, the pulser pump and various videos about windowfarms, solitary bee habitat and solar cooking. It is aranged in playlists and I think the playlists are by far the best way to access the informatio that you want.
Almost all my stuff is new. You will not find it in any book but it is all real. Some of it is there in more detail under the same username on instructables.com