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
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
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.
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
"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
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
Have you ever looked enviously at a neighbourâ€™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, itâ€™s time to Get... More Info
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
"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
From backyards to terraces, this deliciously funny little book is also a serious guide on how to start and nurture an heirloom tomato patch. Radio host and master gardener Mike McGrath has a growing legion of fans who love his trademark wit. In You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes,... More Info
This is a practical and engaging guide to transforming an ordinary backyard into a productive farm. Homesteading is experiencing a revival among both rural and urban residents who want to get back to basics and live closer to the land. With this book, homeowners will obtain both inspiration and... More Info
Explains how to transform one's garden into a nourishing, organic environment with the use of compost customized to the special needs and soil of each garden, introducing the authors' Six-Way Compost Gardening System, which integrates compost directly into the garden to reduce weeding, digging, and... More Info
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans recycle or compost 32 percent of their waste (about 79 million tons) and compost 62 percent of yard waste. The EPA reports that if we composted 100 percent of our food scraps, we could prevent the equivalent of 20 million metric tons... More Info