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On Guerrilla Gardening

by Richard Reynolds Bloomsbury Publishing (July 31, 2014)

On Guerrilla Gardening is an activist's call to arms to all citizens - green-fingered, green-thinking or curious - to join the revolution of guerrilla gardening: transforming public space into oases of colour...


The Urban Garden

by Jeremy N. Smith, Bill McKibben, Chad Harder & Sepp Jannotta Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Fifteen people—plus a class of first graders—tell how local food, farms, and gardens changed their lives and their community...and how they can change yours, too.

Urban Farming Handbook includes:

• Fifteen...


The Biggle Berry Book

by Jacob Biggle Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

“The only just and true way for an honorable and manly man is to grow them, and let everybody about the place have all he can eat. For the berry comes from the garden to the table in tempting and presentable...


The Grafter's Handbook, 6th Edition

by R.J. Garner & Steve Bradley Chelsea Green Publishing (March 04, 2013)

R.J. Garner's The Grafter's Handbook is the classic reference book and revered encyclopedia (and the only one of its kind) on plant propagation by grafting, and has been favored by orchardists and gardeners...


Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security

by Masanobu Fukuoka & Larry Korn Chelsea Green Publishing (May 28, 2012)

The earth is in great peril, due to the corporatization of agriculture, the rising climate crisis, and the ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This present...


Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

by Eric Toensmeier & Jonathan Bates Chelsea Green Publishing (February 08, 2013)

When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt,...


Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition

by Toby Hemenway Chelsea Green Publishing (May 19, 2009)

The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant,...


The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

by Eliot Coleman & Barbara Damrosch Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2009)

Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower...


The Basics of Permaculture Design

by Ross Mars, Martin Ducker & David Holmgren Chelsea Green Publishing (March 30, 2005)

The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens,...


The Permaculture Way: Practical Steps to Create a Self-Sustaining World

by Graham Bell, Brick, Bill Mollison & David Belamy Chelsea Green Publishing (March 30, 2005)

The Permaculture Way shows us how to consciously design a lifestyle which is low in environmental impact and highly productive. It demonstrates how to meet our needs, make the most of resources by minimizing...


The Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers, 4th Edition

by Joseph Smillie & Grace Gershuny Chelsea Green Publishing (June 01, 1999)

Soil is the basis not only for all gardening, but for all terrestrial life. No aspect of agriculture is more fundamental and important, yet we have been losing vast quantities of our finite soil resources to...


Pruning, Training, and Tidying

by Bob Flowerdew Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

What sets Bob Flowerdew’s Pruning, Training, and Tidying apart from other books on the subject is that it does not advise pruning every single plant in your garden. Rather, as Flowerdew puts it, this guide...


Simple Green Pest and Disease Control

by Bob Flowerdew Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

One of the biggest challenges of growing an organic garden is keeping away pests and diseases without using harmful pesticides. But as Bob illustrates in this necessary guide for any organic gardener, it is...


Composting

by Bob Flowerdew Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

The best fertilizer for your organic garden is compost. It’s easy to make, economically friendly, and teeming with nutrients. In this highly useful installment of his Bob’s Basics series, Bob Flowerdew takes...


Companion Planting

by Bob Flowerdew Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

According to Flowerdew, the key to successful organic gardening is working with nature, rather than against it, to get your plants to thrive. This practice is called companion planting, and it is explained in...


Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding

by Bob Flowerdew Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

You most likely already know that nurturing a planted seed is necessary for growing a healthy plant. But how do you know the right amount of water to give? What are the best kinds of organic fertilizers? How...


Weeding Without Chemicals

by Bob Flowerdew Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

The nuisance caused by weeds sprouting in your otherwise thriving garden may make you want to reach for the herbicide, but as Flowerdew writes in this installment of his Bob’s Basics series, weed control can...


Get Growing

by Frankie Flowers & Shannon Ross Collins (February 15, 2011)

Have you ever looked enviously at a neighbour’s garden and wished you had a green thumb? Have you ever gone to the garden centre full of enthusiasm, only to find yourself confused and defeated? Have you ever...


Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (July 01, 2012)

Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, explains how to ferment just about anything you can grow, and reminds us that gourmet cheeses, fancy vinegars, and store-bought wines can...


The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food

by Steve Solomon & Erica Reinheimer New Society Publishers (November 01, 2012)

Beyond organic-- a practical guide to nutrient-dense food.


Shamanic Gardening: Timeless Techniques for the Modern Sustainable Garden

by Melinda Joy Miller Process (January 15, 2013)

No other gardening book better illustrates the vast cultural history and modern practicality of sustainability and permaculture.


Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn New Society Publishers (October 01, 2011)

Grow fish and get your greens at the same time with this definitive do-it-yourself guide


Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

by Isabella Beeton & Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth...


Healing Herbs

by Dede Cummings & Alyssa Holmes Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years, people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


Living Off the Grid

by David Black Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated...


The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to...


Mini Farming

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending...


Growing a Garden City

by Jeremy N. Smith, Bill McKibben, Chad Harder & Sepp Jannotta Skyhorse (October 06, 2010)

Fifteen people—plus a class of first graders—tell how local food, farms, and gardens changed their lives and their community...and how they can change yours, too.

Growing a Garden City includes:

  • Fifteen...


Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better

by Crissy Trask Skyhorse (April 20, 2013)

Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better is an authoritative, practical guide that details the money-saving side of greener, healthier, and simpler living. Bestselling author of It’s Easy Being Green and sustainable-living...


The Joy of Hobby Farming

by Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino Skyhorse (April 01, 2011)

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe...


The Back to Basics Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide....


Urban Homesteading

by Rachel Kaplan & K. Ruby Blume Skyhorse (April 27, 2011)

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical...


Simpler Living Handbook

by Jeff Davidson Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

The ultimate guide to streamlining your life.

Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over...


The Mini Farming Bible

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm—he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett’s...


Family Homesteading

by Teri Page Skyhorse (October 16, 2018)

Practical advice and hands-on projects for the self-sufficient family.

In an increasingly digital world, families are looking for ways to deepen their connection to one another and to the land. Family Homesteading...


Planning & Planting a Moon Garden

by Marcella Shaffer Storey Publishing, LLC (March 15, 2001)

With today's schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: Plant a night-blooming garden!...


Grow the Best Strawberries

by Louise Riotte Storey Publishing, LLC (January 10, 1998)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Easy-Care Water Garden Plants

by Charles W. G. Smith Storey Publishing, LLC (March 15, 2001)

Water gardens are a harmonious blending of water and earth, both relaxing and inspiring. In Easy-Care Water Garden Plants, horticulturist Charles W.G. Smith tells you everything you need to know to select and...


Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill

by Alice McGowan & Brian McGowan Storey Publishing, LLC (December 10, 2012)

Cooler-zone gardeners are discovering that with a little wintertime care, plants that have long been considered "annuals" can thrive for years. These plants — including geraniums, gladioli, dahlias, begonias,...


Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening

by Jodi Torpey Storey Publishing, LLC (January 09, 2016)

Win the blue ribbon every time! Master Gardener Jodi Torpey offers all the information you need to grow champion vegetables — beans, beets, cabbages, cucumbers, eggplants, onions, peppers, pumpkins, squash,...


High-Yield Vegetable Gardening

by Colin McCrate & Brad Halm Storey Publishing, LLC (December 29, 2015)

You won’t believe your eyes when you see the size of your harvest! In High-Yield Vegetable Gardening, authors Colin McCrate and Brad Halm show how you can make your food garden much more productive, no matter...


Building Raised Beds

by Fern Marshall Bradley Storey Publishing, LLC (December 29, 2016)

For beginning gardeners and homeowners, this handbook shows you exactly how to plan, build, and plant a simple raised bed. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy and ensure success! In just...


The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

by Marie Iannotti Timber Press (January 11, 2012)

Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good.

Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth...


Easy Composters You Can Build

by Nick Noyes Storey Publishing, LLC (January 10, 1995)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Worm Composting

by Joshua D. Nelson Storey Publishing, LLC (January 10, 1998)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

by Craig LeHoullier Storey Publishing, LLC (December 29, 2015)

Straw bale gardening is an inexpensive, low-maintenance way to grow a bounty of food in a small space. All you need is a bale of straw, some fertilizer, and your favorite vegetable seeds! Craig LeHoullier’s...


The Permaculture Promise

by Jono Neiger & Toby Hemenway Storey Publishing, LLC (November 01, 2016)

Permaculture is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has evolved into...


100 Plants to Feed the Bees

by The Xerces Society Storey Publishing, LLC (November 29, 2016)

The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation...


Homegrown Pantry

by Barbara Pleasant Storey Publishing, LLC (May 02, 2017)

Now that you’ve mastered gardening basics, you want to enjoy your bounty year-round, right? Homegrown Pantry picks up where beginning gardening books leave off, with in-depth profiles of the 55 most popular...