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The care and attention of gardeners is particularly conducive to the organic method. Being personally in touch with plants and handling the earth particularly underscores the need to keep poisons and synthetics out of the food supply. But organic gardening does not need to be simplistic and labor-intensive. These authors teach the state of the art as well as timeless techniques.

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  • How To Grow World Record Tomatoes

    For most of his 80-plus years, Charles Wilber has been learning how to work with nature. In How to Grow World Record Tomatoes he tells his personal story and offers his philosophy and approach to gardening. As you will learn, growing awesome tomatoes integrates every aspect of gardening that you can imagine

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    $14.95

  • The Naturally Bug-Free Garden: Controlling Pest Insects without Chemicals

    This book will show you how to bring your garden ecosystem into balance so that beneficial insects and larger animals do the work of pest control for you. Anna Hess has had seven years of experience growing all of her family's vegetables. Here, she sums up all of her knowledge and expertise, teaching you many hands-on pest-control techniques, such as succession planting, choosing resistant plant varieties, and shielding plants with row covers. Paying attention to the nutritional needs of your vegetables can also deter pests, and the remaining insects are simple to handpick. Learn More
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  • No Dig Organic Home & Garden

    No dig organic gardening saves time and work. In this book, no dig experts, Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty, explain how to set up a no dig garden, large or small, and describe how to:

    • Make compost and enrich soil;
    • Learn skills you need to sow and grow annual and perennial veg;
    • Harvest and prepare food year round; and
    • Make natural cosmetics, cleaning product and garden preparations.
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  • Organic Field Crop Handbook — 3rd Edition

    The 3rd edition of the Organic Field Crop Handbook has been fully revised to reflect the latest information on growing organic field crops in North America, including wheat, spelt, beans, hemp, flax, soybeans and more. Relying on scientific research and experience from successful organic farmers, the handbook guides farmers as they build profitable and resilient organic farm enterprises. The book is valuable for beginner and experienced organic farmers, as well as farmers in transition. Learn More
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  • The Organic Backyard

    Growing organic food enables you to eat and share the most authentic form of local food possible while actively contributing to the health of our ecosystems. In this guide, we have taken the key elements of organic farming principles and practices as contained in the Canadian Organic Standards, and have made them more use-friendly for you, the small-scale gardener. Learn More
    $16.95

  • Worms at Work

    Worms at Work is a practical, easy-to-implement guide to fertilizing and enriching your garden naturally. It discusses the vital role worms play in building soil health, and the reasons why every gardener should use vermicompost in order to decrease reliance on toxic synthetic fertilizers. Covering simple designs for building you own vermicompost bin, whether for a small backyard garden or for a larger farm or homestead, to the care and feeding of worms and how to use worm castings in the garden, Worms at Work will help you put Your worms to work to grow happy, healthy plants in happy, healthy soils. Learn More
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  • Plant Spirit Gardener

    We can be shamans in our own backyards practicing 'divine gardening' with the down-to-earth esoteric wisdom in this book, the eighth from Australian-Irish geomancer Alanna Moore. Everything a sensitive gardener needs to do to profoundly connect with Mother Nature is here. There are instructions for learning pendulum dowsing and its applications for the garden, with eleven charts and lists of information to dowse from. Learn More
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  • The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables

    At Clay Bottom Farm, author Ben Hartman and staff practice kaizen, or continuous improvement, cutting out more waste―of time, labor, space, money, and more―every year and aligning their organic production more tightly with customer demand. Applied alongside other lean principles originally developed by the Japanese auto industry, the end result has been increased profits and less work. Learn More
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  • The Aquaponic Farmer

    Aquaponic farming―raising fish and vegetables together commercially―is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block. The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer. Learn More
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  • 100 Plants to Feed the Bees

    This field guide identifies the plants that honey bees and native bees — as well as butterflies, moths and hummingbirds — find most nutritious, including flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs and pasture plants.

    Copyright 2018, Softcover, 240 pages

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  • The Suburban Micro-Farm

    The Suburban Micro-Farm will show you how to grow your own fruits, herbs, and vegetables even on a limited schedule. From seed to harvest, this book will keep you on track so you feel a sense of accomplishment for your efforts.

    You'll learn gardening tricks that are essential to success, like how to deal with a 'brown thumb', how to develop and nurture healthy soil, and how to manage garden pests.

    Although this book has everything a new gardener needs to get started, experienced gardeners will not be disappointed. With helpful tips throughout, you will love the in-depth chapters about permaculture and making money on the micro-farm.

    Copyright 2018. Softcover. 356 pages.

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  • The Hidden Half Of Nature

    Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health―for people and for plants―depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. Restoring life to their barren yard and recovering from a health crisis, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé discover astounding parallels between the botanical world and our own bodies. From garden to gut, they show why cultivating beneficial microbiomes holds the key to transforming agriculture and medicine. Learn More

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  • Year-Round Solar Greenhouse, The

    How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

    The Year-round Solar Greenhouse is the one-stop guide to designing and building greenhouses that harness and store energy from the sun to create naturally heated, lush growing environments even in the depths of winter, covering principles of solar greenhouse design and siting, glazing material properties and selection, controlling heat loss, ventilation, and construction methods. Additionally, an in-depth section covers sustainable ways of heating the greenhouse without fossil fuels, including using thermal mass and storing heat underground with a ground to air heat exchanger. Learn More

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  • Complete Book of Potatoes, The

    In this informative account of the best potatoes for North American gardens, three scholars share their expertise in growing potatoes. Writing for gardeners, farmers, and hobbyists, the authors provide practical as well as technical information about the potato plant, its origin, conventional and organic production techniques, pest management, and storage practices.

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  • Preventing Deer Damage

    Simple in its format, yet packed with useful information of many, many ways to prevent deer damage to your commercial crops or home garden from natural barriers to non-toxic repellents. Learn More
    $14.95

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