Books - Carrots Love Tomatoes
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Books - Carrots Love Tomatoes
Books - Complete Book Of Garlic
Books - Compost, Vermicompost, and Compost Tea
Books - Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping
Books - Farming The Woods
Books - Four Season Harvest
Books - From Our Seeds & Their Keepers
Just a few generations ago we were a nation of seed savers because it was essential to our survival. Many of us have lost touch with this ancient practice, but the knowledge is still inside each and every one of us just waiting to be unlocked. As the demand for locally grown food increases, the demand for local seed is not far behind. After all, food is only as local as the seed that grows it.
Remember, there are seed stories within all of us and there are new stories waiting to be written every day. The following pages are filled with tales from many seeds and their keepers; I hope that they inspire you and I hope that they entertain you but most importantly, I hope that these stories get you to ask yourself the most important question, “Whats YOUR seed story?”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bevin (Ben) Cohen is a writer, poet, herbalist, gardener, seed saver and wanderer. He lives and works at Small House Farm with his wife, Heather, and two sons, Elijah and Anakin, on their family homestead in Sanford, Michigan. The Cohen family grows seed crops, herbs and flowers and keep a small flock of laying hens. Bevin is also the founder of MI Seed Library, a community seed sharing initiative that has worked closely with a number of communities to help establish seed library programs across his home state and beyond. He spends his time outside of his gardens offering workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs and locally grown food. Bevin finds himself at home wherever his hands are in the soil, sowing the seeds of yesterday to reap the bountiful harvest of tomorrow.
Books - Gardening with Less Water
Gardening with Less Water: Low-Tech, Low-Cost Techniques; Use up to 90% Less Water in Your Garden
by: David A. Bainbridge
Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.~section~
Books - Growing Ginseng, Goldenseal
Books - Growing Great Garlic
Ron L. Engeland
The first garlic book written specifically for organic gardeners and small-scale farmers
Growing Great Garlic is the definitive grower’s guide written by a small scale farmer who makes his living growing over 200 strains of garlic. Commercial growers will want to consult this book regularly.
The author tells us:
Growing Great Garlic makes a genuine contribution in the field of garlic classification that will help the public recognize several distinct varietal types of garlic.
Books - Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales
Books - Microgreens
Books - My Weeds - A Gardener's Botany
My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany
By: Sara B. Stein
By asking of the common weed, "What kind of plant is this? How does it behave? What is it up to in my garden? Can I thwart its plans?" Stein shows how a thorough understanding of the enemy is the gardener's best defense. Incredibly adaptive, weeds are also good teachers, and Stein shows us what they tell us about our gardens and the lives of all plants. She entertains with tales of famous -and notorious- weeds of the world, compares weeding tools and methods, and discusses the uses of weeds. Along the way, Stein also explains the intricate workings of photosynthesis, plant anatomy and reproduction, evolution, and the laws of succession by which nature tries to reclaim the land a gardener has disturbed. ~section~by Sara Stein
Books - Mycorrhizal Planet
Books - Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifiying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
Title: Nature's Garden - A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
Author: Samuel Thayer
This is a detailed guide to all aspects of using wild, edible plants, from identifying and collecting through preparation. Covers 41 plants in-depth and the text is accompanied by multiple color photos. This is one of the most highly acclaimed foraging books ever written, and has remained among the top selling wild-food titles nationally since its publication. Over 75,000 copies sold!
Plant included in this book are: Amaranth, American and Beaked Hazel, American Lotus, Aronia, Autumn Olive, Black Cherry, Black Nightshade, Black Walnut, Blueberry, Bog Cranberry, Bugleweed, Bunchberry, Wild Carrot, Chicory, Cow Parsnip, Ox-Eye Daisy, Dandelion, Dock (several), Elderberry, False Solomon's Seal, Garlic Mustard, Hackberry, Honewort, Black Huckleberry, Jerusalem-artichoke, Wild Lettuces, Mayapple, Maypop, New Jersey Tea, Oaks, Wild Plum, Prenanthes, Prickly Pear, Salsify, Sandcherry, Soloman's Seal, Sow-thistle, Wild Strawberry, Toothwort, Trout lily, and
511 pages, full color, and amazing!
Books - Practical Permaculture
Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth
by: Jessi Bloom & David Boehnlein
Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, offer authoritative, in-depth, hands-on advice that shares a holistic approach to sustainable living. Permaculture is a growing trend, but still a daunting concept to many. New to permaculture principles and techniques? The guesswork will be eliminated by paging through this invaluable resource. Already an expert? This guide will surely make an important addition to your sustainable agriculture reference shelf.
“Practical Permaculture is powerful, visceral, readable, and inspiring. It shows us how we can and should live.” —Joel Salatin, farmer and author~section~
Books - Resilient Agriculture
Books - Small-Space Vegetable Gardens
Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots
by: Andrea Bellamy
Grow your own delicious food in any space—no matter how small. Andrea Bellamy, of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares a wealth of knowledge from years of gardening small. Learn how to plan and build your garden—on balconies, in raised beds, up walls, across parking strips, and more—as well as how to sow, grow, and harvest an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables all season long. With a comprehensive A to Z of edibles, including the best small-space varieties, and scores of photos that show creative and surprising solutions to limited growing space, this guide is filled with the hardworking information every small-space gardener craves.~section~
Books - Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast
Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast
By: Susan M. Varlamoff
While issues such as climate change, pollution, and water shortages become increasingly difficult to ignore, the movement toward sustainability continues to grow. Even though most gardeners are attuned to nature, some common processes of garden maintenance can take a toll on the environment.
Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast is a vividly illustrated guide that offers simple techniques to help conserve water, reduce pollutants, and mitigate climate change while increasing biodiversity and attracting pollinators and wildlife. Gardeners will be inspired and empowered to protect and enhance the local ecology as they cultivate a resilient landscape featuring native plants, colorful flowers and trees, and even organically grown fruits and vegetables. And for those who cherish their emerald lawns, Susan Varlamoff provides tips for keeping it green and environmentally sound.
Gardeners in the Southeast—whether amateurs or professional landscapers—who want to implement sustainable strategies will find this book the ultimate resource for cultivating a garden that gives back to the earth.
“A timely, accessible guide to responsible landscaping that convincingly explains how and why our home landscapes must participate in local ecosystems.”—Douglas Tallamy, coauthor of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden
“By explaining the importance of individual decisions, presenting relevant facts, sharing personal experience, and providing specific strategies, Varlamoff inspires readers to transform their yards into planet-friendly landscapes.”—Lucy Bradley, coauthor of Earth-Friendly Desert Gardening
“Captures in clear, easy-to-understand language how our gardening choices impact the environment—from water to soil to the creatures that inhabit them.”—Linda Nelson, president, National Garden Clubs, Inc.~section~
Books - The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden
The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time
by: Sally Roth
Unsure how to get from the garden you have to a garden you love? Award-winning author Sally Roth divides the task into easily accomplished mini-projects. This detailed guide shows you how to transform any outside space, bit by bit, whether it’s sprucing up an entrance, increasing curb appeal, or any of twelve other improvements. Filled with helpful tips, shortcuts, and basic design plans, The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden proves that no matter your setting or skill level, you can grow a fabulous outdoor showplace—one manageable step at a time. ~section~
Books - The Resilient Gardener
Books - The Wild Wisdom of Weeds
Books - Whats Wrong With My Vegetable Garden
Square Foot Gardening - 3rd Edition
3rd Edition - Fully Updated - More Projects! New solutions!
Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition, the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this new volume, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method. Finally, an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce. Rich with full color images.
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