Category: Gardening

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

January 27, 2015 | 272 pages
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables--tomatoes,... More Info

The Vegan Book of Permaculture

January 15, 2015 | 304 pages
How we eat is such a fundamental part of what we are; yet, in our present time-poor culture of prepackaged fast foods, food can become an expensive symptom of alienation and disempowerment. It doesn't have to be this way! The Vegan Book of Permaculture gives us the tools and confidence to take... More Info

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

Chelsea Green Publishing | October 7, 2014 | 384 pages
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for... More Info

Marijuana for Everybody!

Chronicle Books | October 28, 2014 | 160 pages
Marijuana is more widely available and accepted than ever before, with more people coming to the plant every day for a range of reasons. From the experts at High Times magazine—the world's most trusted name when it comes to getting stoned—here is an authoritative, accessible guide to marijuana,... More Info

Cannabis Sativa Volume 3

July 29, 2014 | 208 pages
The third volume in a best-selling series about marijuana plants highlights a challenging, especially potent variety and provides profiles of seed breeders and companies along with information on 100 different genetically similar strains, in a book geared toward those states and countries where... More Info


Mitchell Beazley | August 5, 2014 | 144 pages
In this new edition of her hands-on guide to the art of composting, House & Garden garden editor, Clare Foster, shows you how to build a compost box, select the best ingredients and put the resulting organic compost to the best use in your outdoor space. By taking some dead leaves, grass... More Info

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book

Storey Publishing | August 19, 2019 | 431 pages
This comprehensive, quick-to-read, and fun-to-browse book offers solutions toproblems that can plague vegetable gardening.  More Info

Down the Global Drain

June 30, 2014 | 232 pages
Mark Nelson, PhD, takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world's dwindling supply of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes! The author is founding director of the Institute of Ecotechnics and has worked for several decades in closed... More Info

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest

Storey Publishing | August 15, 2002 | 347 pages
Remember how grandmother's cellar shelves were packed with jars of tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes, pickled beets and cauliflower, and pickles both sweet and dill? Learn how to save a summer day - in batches - from the classic primer, now updated and rejacketed. Use the latest inexpensive,... More Info

Gardening Lab for Kids

Quarry Books | March 1, 2014 | 136 pages
A refreshing source of ideas to help children learn how to grow their own garden encourages families to enjoy nature and features 52 creative plant-related activities set into weekly lessons. Original.  More Info

Edible Perennial Gardening

April 15, 2014 | 176 pages
Do you dream of a low-maintenance perennial garden that is full to the brim of perennial vegetables that you don’t have to keep replanting, but have only a small space? Do you want a garden that doesn’t take much of your time and that needs little attention to control the pests and diseases... More Info

Outdoor Classrooms

April 1, 2013 | 176 pages
"Ideal for teachers and home educators who want to incorporate outdoor education at all levels of the school curriculum, with an emphasis on setting up edible gardens, teaching children about growing food, food security and economics, human and planetary health, permaculture and... More Info

Power Plants

March 11, 2014 | 352 pages
Natural remedies are nature's gift to us. Evolving research-demonstrating alternatives to side-effect-ridden prescriptions and solutions that will amplify the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle-suggests that plants may have more power than we could ever have imagined. Now two of Canada's top... More Info

How to Grow Food

Firefly Books Limited | March 11, 2014 | 256 pages
A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to kitchen gardening on any scale.  More Info

Get Growing

February 7, 2011 | 352 pages
Have you ever looked enviously at a neighbour’s gardenand wished you had a green thumb? Have you ever goneto the garden centre full of enthusiasm, only to find yourselfconfused and defeated? Have you ever wished that somehowgardening could just be, well, easy? If so, it’s time to Get... More Info

Farming Cuba

April 29, 2014 | 192 pages
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides disappearing overnight, citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere... More Info

Decorate With Flowers

Chronicle Books Llc | April 8, 2014 | 144 pages
In this gorgeous and unique book, Decorate author Holly Becker teams up with stylist Leslie Shewring to offer practical know-how and colorful inspiration for decorating the home with florals. Beginning with the basics of flower arranging and progressing on to decorating ideas for a range of... More Info

The Book of Kale and Friends

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | August 12, 2014 | 224 pages
Following the success of her bestseller The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope for The Book of Kale and Friends. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing — this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it... More Info

The Essential Urban Farmer

Penguin Paperbacks | August 19, 2019 | 576 pages
Two experts in urban gardening provide advice for city dwellers looking to plant herbs, tomatoes and more on windowsills, fire escapes and other urban places and to incorporate the principles of ethical food. Original.  More Info

The Rooftop Beekeeper

Chronicle Books Llc | February 25, 2014 | 176 pages
The number of urban beekeepers has escalated with more than 25 percent increases year over year in the United States and the United Kingdom. From a go-to authority on beekeeping and backyard farming, The Rooftop Beekeeper is the first handbook to explore the ease and charm of keeping bees in an... More Info

Citizen Farmers

Abrams | March 18, 2014 | 224 pages
Biodynamic farming, with its focus on ecological sustainability, has emerged as the gold standard in the organic gardening movement. Daron Joffe (known as Farmer D) has made it his mission to empower, educate, and inspire people to become conscientious consumers, citizens, and stewards of the land.... More Info

The Market Gardener

New Society Publishers | March 4, 2014 | 224 pages
Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods  More Info

The Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture

Permanent Publications | July 1, 2013 | 168 pages
Permaculture design is a powerful tool for creating systems that meet our human needs but also support the ecosystem as a whole. It applies ecological principles to designing gardens, farms, community projects, even entire human settlements. The standard seventy-two-hour Permaculture Design (PDC)... More Info

Soil Mates

December 1, 2010 | 128 pages
Just like people, plants search far and wide for perfect companions their soil mates are special plants who bring out their best traits and keep bad influences away. And it's our job as gardeners to help these lovelorn veggies find each other. In this charming guide to companion planting for all... More Info

Wisdom for Hen Keepers: 500 Tips for Keeping Chickens

Taunton Press | October 15, 2013 | 288 pages
Keeping chickens in your own backyard, whether out in the country or right in the heart of the city, is all the rage these days. In this delightful collection of 500 chicken-raising tips, expert poultry fancier Chris Graham provides all you need to know to get started in this rewarding hobby. For... More Info

Wisdom for Beekeepers: 500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping

Taunton Press | October 15, 2013 | 288 pages
Keeping bees in your own backyard, whether out in the country or right in the heart of the city, is all the rage these days. In this delightful collection of 500 beekeeping tips, honeybee expert Jim Tew provides all you need to know to get started in this rewarding hobby. For easy reference, the... More Info

The Organic Seed Grower

Chelsea Green Publishing | December 17, 2012 | 388 pages
The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in... More Info

The Woodland Way

May 30, 2013 | 208 pages
A book for everyone who loves trees and woodlands, this completely revised and updated edition of the 2001 classic is written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability. This radical book presents an immensely practical alternative to conventional woodland... More Info

Permaculture in Pots

December 27, 2012 | 200 pages
In these times of soaring food prices, growing food in cities is becoming the big urban trend. As demand far outstrips supply for growing-space allotments, Permaculture in Pots shows you how to get started with whatever space you have available—appealing to those who feel powerless to meet their... More Info

Heirloom Flavor

Cool Springs Press | September 15, 2013 | 256 pages
A full-color guide showcases 18 different heirloom vegetables, herbs and fruits, providing background information on their history and benefits and explaining how to plant, grow and harvest the produce, as well as how to save the seeds for next year's crop. Original.  More Info

The Organic Grain Grower

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 13, 2013 | 448 pages
The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and crop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack... More Info

The Grafter's Handbook

Chelsea Green Publishing | February 12, 2013 | 320 pages
Presents a detailed guide to the best methods for grafting plants and trees and outlines the ways to repair and improve bad grafts.  More Info

Natural Beekeeping

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 19, 2019 | 285 pages
Offers an alternative to conventional chemical beekeeping practices with a natural hive management program, and includes information on bee anatomy, urban beekeeping, working with queens, mite control, and hive diseases.  More Info

Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple

Countryman Press | May 6, 2013 | 192 pages
Grow more veggies—in less space and with less work—than you ever thought possible! Having a backyard garden in a small space got a lot easier when the first edition of this wonderful handbook was published. Now it gets even easier—Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple has been revised!... More Info

Backyard Foraging

Storey Books | March 26, 2013 | 240 pages
You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually... More Info

One Magic Square

Experiment Llc | February 1, 2010 | 347 pages
Discusses the importance of local, organic gardening, and provides guidelines for cultivating a variety of herb, fruit, and vegetable gardens on one square yard of land.  More Info

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Storey Books | March 23, 2011 | 360 pages
Presents a comprehensive guide to raising farm animals for food independence, from managing a honey bee hive to caring for and breeding meat and dairy cows, pigs, goats, and fowl.  More Info

Incredible Edibles

Firefly Books Ltd | April 1, 2010 | 124 pages
Turn an urban yard or balcony into your personal vegetable farm.  More Info

The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving

Firefly Books Ltd | February 20, 2007 | 376 pages
Provides canning process recipes for jellies, jams, marmalades, conserves, relishes, salsas, chutneys, pickles, dessert sauces, fruit butter, vinegars, mince meats, and curds.  More Info

Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook

Firefly Books Limited | February 19, 2013 | 224 pages
A comprehensive guide to planning, planting and maintaining a small garden. This in-depth reference packs a lot of information and expert advice into one easy-to-use resource. It is designed to help home gardeners discover the potential in a small piece of land and guide them step-by-step through... More Info

Front Yard Gardens

Firefly Books Limited | March 11, 2010 | 256 pages
Praies for the first edition:"The book is handsome, informative and amusingly written, and it should serve as an inspiration to those who are tired of old-fashioned lawns."-- Publishers Weekly  More Info

Landscape Planning

Firefly Books Limited | February 15, 2008 | 247 pages
An updated edition of the best guide to all the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants -- projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.  More Info

Lawn Gone!

February 12, 2013 | 192 pages
A landscape designer and award-winning blogger describes how to say goodbye to high-maintenance, resource-hogging lawns and replace them with alternative grasses, ground cover plants and hardscaping that are more eco-conscious and easier to sustain. Original. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Grow Your Own in Pots

Mitchell Beazley | February 6, 2013 |
Discover the essential techniques to growing more than 60 vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in containers. With this book you can use the best varieties and techniques to turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive growing space. Follow 30 tried-and-tested 'recipes' to choose... More Info

Kiss My Aster

Storey Books | December 18, 2012 | 159 pages
Combines illustrations with advice and suggestions for creating a garden tailored to personal specifications, including planting privacy hedges, laying out flower beds, building a patio, and digging a duck pond.  More Info

Latin for Gardeners

University of Chicago Press | September 21, 2012 | 224 pages
Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its... More Info

Gardening Shortcuts

DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | February 20, 2012 | 192 pages
Offers tips for gardeners who want instant gratification through using shortcuts to grow fruits and vegetables quickly, including the best plants to use for every situation and how to easily avoid pests and diseases that can harm your plants. Original.  More Info

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Shade Perennials

Timber Press (OR) | August 19, 2019 | 252 pages
Rich with descriptions and illustrations of more than 1000 readily available species and cultivars that will enliven and thrive in your shade garden. The easy-to-read format, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, makes this the perfect handy reference. You will find definitions of shade... More Info

Thrifty Gardening

Soft Skull Press | March 13, 2012 | 272 pages
Bestselling author and gardening columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide for gardeners at every stage of life. Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a... More Info

Lifelong Landscape Design

Gibbs Smith Publishers | October 30, 2012 | 207 pages
"A holistic approach to enhancing health and longevity through the creation of outdoor spaces."-Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA Lifelong landscape design means thinking about more than your garden. It involves encouraging your community to be a well-rooted environment consisting of friends who share... More Info