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Microfarming for Profit: From Garden to Glory

by Dave DeWitt

This is a candid entrepreneur's guide on how to turn unused property into an efficient, fun, and profitable microfarm.


Why We Garden

by Jim Nollman

The spirit of gardening is a deepening connection with nature that transforms the gardener into an adventurer encountering lessons great and small. Author Jim Nollman sees the connection to the garden as the...


Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

by Jeanine Davis & W. Scott Persons

The most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling

Growing for 100 – the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.


A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins

by A. W. Smith

First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with derivation, facts, and lore, plus guides to pronunciation. Index provides cross-reference of 1,800 common plant names...


Five Acres and Independence

by Maurice G. Kains

This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.


Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter

by David Buchanan & Gary Paul Nabhan

Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor.

In Taste, Memory author David Buchanan...


Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, 2nd Edition

by Creighton Lee Calhoun

A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out...


Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables

by Joan Dye Gussow

Michael Pollan calls her one of his food heroes. Barbara Kingsolver credits her with shaping the history and politics of food in the United States. And countless others who have vied for a food revolution, pushed...


The Garden Explored

by Mia Amato & The Exploratorium

What makes your garden grow? Find out with author Mia Amato's The Garden Explored. This book offers a basketful of tips on understanding everything from basic soil chemistry to the inner life of plants. With...


Homegrown and Handpicked

by Carol J. Michel

“Professionally dirty clothes,” “The MulchMobile,” “The Gardener’s Handshake,” “Thanksgiving Conversation Starters for Gardeners,” and  “Going Steady with a Grower” are just a few of the...


Troll Knoll

by John Morris & Richard Tracy

Heres a formula for excitement: Take a retired (and slightly bored) legal professional with an abiding love of his wife, Ann, a passion for gardening, creative skills ranging from embroidery to arc welding and...


The Plastic Garden

by Stephen M. Dlamini

The plastic garden handbook is written in simple language and introduces fascinating new concepts in gardening that are aimed at enticing everyone to start his/her garden. It guides you step by step into how...


Fronds and Anemones

by Dr. William Allan Plummer

Author Dr. William Allan Plummers interest in nature was stimulated one winter by the sight of snowbirds, slate-colored juncos, in the familys backyard in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. That same spring, he spotted...


The Dirt on Worm Farming

by Brenda Lotito

Nestled snuggly in the corner of my basement, a covered wooden box sits on legs that stand four feet high. Most people passing by don't even notice it. There is no smell and no litter. The basement temperature...


The Old Rose Index

by Brent C. Dickerson

This detailed book is the useful long-awaited and efficient comprehensive index to Brent C. Dickerson's fascinating works on Old Roses. The index lists all of the roses in these internationally-known, influential...


The Grand Masters of Maine Gardening

by Jane Lamb

Jane Lamb has been a major contributor of gardening articles to Down East magazine for nearly 20 years. Now 27 of her articles profiling Maine's premier gardeners and most outstanding gardens are collected in...


Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate

by Anthony Boutard

From seed to plate – the seasons of a remarkable crop


The Art of Bonsai: Creation, Care and Enjoyment

by Yuji Yoshimura & Giovanna M. Halford

Learn the ins and outs of proper bonsai design and care with this comprehensive Japanese gardening book.

Japanese bonsai have long been admired throughout the world while their care and preservation have seemed...


Beginning Bonsai: The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree Growing

by Larry Student & Shirley Student

Learn to grow and care for decorative bonsai trees with this user-friendly Japanese gardening book.

For those with no bonsai tree growing experience, Beginning Bonsai: The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree Growing...