Category: Gardening


How to Get Your Lawn Off Grass

Harbour Publishing | February 1, 2002 | 208 pages
This is a vital publication for all North Americans who are concerned about water scarcity and water quality.  More Info

You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes

Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc | April 1, 2012 | 96 pages
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

Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners

Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc | April 1, 2012 | 144 pages
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

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Storey Publishing | February 13, 2008 | 319 pages
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

The Complete Guide to Working With Worms

Atlantic Publishing Group (FL) | May 30, 2012 | 288 pages
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

Starter Vegetable Gardens

Storey Books | March 17, 2010 | 179 pages
Presents a guide to cultivating an efficient and beautiful vegetable garden, from growing seedlings to preventing diseases, and provides twenty-four different plans for optimum crop yield.  More Info

Week-By-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook

Storey Books | January 8, 2011 | 199 pages
Suitable for all gardening zones, a handy guide offers easy instructions for setting up a personalized week-by-week vegetable-gardening schedule based on one's last frost date. Original.  More Info

The Unexpected Houseplant

Timber Press | August 28, 2012 | 326 pages
Offers advice on the best house plants to keep by season, discussing placement within the home, watering, feeding, grooming, pruning, and troubleshooting.  More Info

Free-Range Chicken Gardens

Timber Press | January 3, 2012 | 224 pages
Presents advice for keeping chickens in the garden, discussing such topics as housing, garden design, landscaping, fencing, plant choices, and predator control.  More Info

Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding

Skyhorse Pub Co Inc | April 1, 2012 | 112 pages
One of Britain's most well known organic gardeners shares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdom on fruitful gardening by providing practical advice for dodging common mistakes gardeners make when nurturing their seedlings.  More Info


Skyhorse Pub Co Inc | April 1, 2012 | 112 pages
One of Britain's most well known organic gardenersshares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdomon fruitful gardening without dangerous chemicalsand pesticides. These practical, user-friendly, full-colorguides are set up to help any beginning gardenersave time and money while growing a fruitful... More Info

It's a Long Road to a Tomato

Experiment, The | September 1, 2010 | 322 pages
Presents essays on the author's midlife development as a farmer, with tips on organic vegetable growing and selling in an urban market, and insights into the issues surrounding agriculture.  More Info

A Native Plants Reader

March 6, 2012 | 120 pages
Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long championed native plants and suggested ways for gardeners to create attractive designs with indigenous flora that nurture a sense of place and provide a habitat for wildlife. This engaging collection continues that tradition, with essays, stories, and helpful tips... More Info

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

August 7, 2012 | 111 pages
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long been a leading advocate of urban greening and sustainable design--and a green roof is an exciting expression of these ideals. Vegetated roof systems prevent water pollution, cool and purify the surrounding air, extend roof life, and improve energy efficiency.... More Info

How to Grow Food

B T Batsford Limited | August 7, 2012 | 90 pages
In 1940, Doreen Wallace--novelist, social campaigner, and farmer--wrote How to Grow Food as part of Batsford's iconic Home Front Handbook series. With its chatty style and beautiful Brian Cook cover, the book became a wartime classic. Now, a new generation of home gardeners can reap the fruits of... More Info

Kitchen Garden Cookbook: Potatoes

Natl Trust | July 1, 2011 | 96 pages
Whether the harvest comes from a yard or a spot on the windowsill, this grower's companion is full of wonderful tomato recipes, including pickling and drying, to make the most of a tomato glut From garden to plate, this wide-ranging guide covers everything there is to know about tomatoes. It... More Info

Kitchen Garden Cookbook: Tomatoes

Natl Trust | July 1, 2011 | 96 pages
A charming guide to a vegetable patch staple, with recipes for both familiar and unusual dishes to help all gardeners make the most of their crop Everything a gardener and cook needs to know about the humble potato, both in the ground and on the plate, can be found in this resource. It contains a... More Info

Cannabis Cultivation

December 13, 2011 | 412 pages
One of the few grow books actually written by a commercial-scale grower, Cannabis Cultivation 3rd edition provides an insider's look at how the professionals do it; fully updated and all in glorious color. Previous edition's sales topped 50,000.  More Info

Homesweet Homegrown

Microcosm Pub | May 1, 2012 | 128 pages
A guide to sustainable living offers advice on choosing, starting, and maintaining plants; making seedling pots, composters, and a drip irrigation system; and cooking, canning, and preserving garden vegetables.  More Info

The Little Book of Little Gardens

Dokument Forlag & Dist | October 15, 2012 | 96 pages
The Little Book of Little Gardens is an artistic demonstration and playful collection of the internationally acclaimed 'Pot Hole Gardener'. The UK's Sun newspaper described the popular and creative East London figure as the "Banksy of guerilla gardening”. This collection of his best work is... More Info

Permaculture Design

By Aranya
Permanent Publications | September 3, 2012 | 208 pages
Leads the reader through the design process, linking theory to practice.  More Info

Homegrown Whole Grains

Storey Publishing | August 5, 2009 | 167 pages
A resource that has everything gardeners need to know to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook small crops of nine types of whole grains also includes fifty recipes to bring whole grains to the family table. Original.  More Info

Collins Gem Food for Free

Harpercollins Pub Ltd | September 30, 2004 | 239 pages
Fans of Food for Free will be delighted at this new format—ideal for carrying in a rucksack. Over 100 edible plants are featured together with recipes and other interesting culinary information. With details on how to pick, when to pick, and regulations on picking, this new format of a... More Info

Best Garden Design

Firefly Books Ltd | January 24, 2012 | 224 pages
A showcase of the best ideas, trends, styles and techniques from the stars of the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.  More Info

Easy Growing

Clarkson Potter | February 7, 2012 | 208 pages
"In Easy Growing, Gayla Trail shares the tips, ideas, and know-how you need to raise delicious organic edibles wherever you can squeeze in a planter."--P. [4] of cover.  More Info

The Conscientious Gardener

Univ of California Pr | February 1, 2012 | 264 pages
In his influential A Sand County Almanac,published at the beginning of the environmental movement in 1949, Aldo Leopold proposed a new ecological ethic to guide our stewardship of the planet. In this inspiring book, Sarah Hayden Reichard tells how we can bring Leopold's far-reaching vision to our... More Info

Breaking Through Concrete

Univ of California Press | January 30, 2012 | 200 pages
People have always grown food in urban spaces--on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks--but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and... More Info

Gardening Step by Step

Dk Pub | February 21, 2011 | 400 pages
Provides tips and advice for creating container gardens, garden beds, and pruning as well as information regarding vegetable, herb, and flower gardens.  More Info

Homegrown and Handmade

New Society Pub | October 11, 2011 | 288 pages
A modern homesteader explains how to take control of your personal food supply, eliminate artificial ingredients and reduce your carbon footprint by growing your own food and making things from scratch, whether you have acres of land or just a balcony. Original.  More Info

Keeping the harvest

Storey Publishing | December 8, 1990 | 195 pages
Illustrated step-by-step instructions explain the techniques for canning, freezing, drying, and pickling. 179,000 copies in print.  More Info

The Dirty Life

Scribner Book Company | April 12, 2011 | 304 pages
On an impulse, Kimball shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with her husband. "The Dirty Life" is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season--complete with their... More Info

Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations

Firefly Books | April 3, 2012 | 464 pages
This is the reference book your library can't do without.-- Garden DesignA comprehensive, easy-to-use guide on how to mix and match for successful plant harmony.  More Info

Your Farm in the City

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | February 23, 2011 | 336 pages
Offers advice and guidelines for starting an edible garden and raising small livestock in an urban environment, with consideration of such issues as soil, pests, and housing for animals.  More Info

The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home

Storey Books | May 27, 2009 | 231 pages
Organized in a food-by-food format, this guide provides readers with step-by-step freezing, drying, canning, brining, dehydrating, and root-cellaring instructions and includes practical charts determining blanching times and yield, as well as recipes for pickles, sauerkraut, jams and marmalades,... More Info

Companion Planting

Skyhorse Pub Co Inc | April 1, 2012 | 112 pages
One of Britain's most well known organic gardenersshares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdomon fruitful gardening without dangerous chemicalsand pesticides. These practical, user-friendly, full-colorguides are set up to help any beginning gardenersave time and money while growing a fruitful... More Info

The Essential Guide to Herbs

Watkins Pub Ltd | February 7, 2012 | 288 pages
At once informative, engaging, and inspirational, this concise guide covers more than 100 of today's most important herbs. They're grouped according to their therapeutic qualities, with each entry featuring the herb's Latin name, traditional uses, optimal growing conditions, and ways it can benefit... More Info