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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - 10th anniversary edition: A Year of ...
by , Lily Hopp Kingsolver

Language

English

Pages

403

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>A beautiful deluxe trade paperback edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver's <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, which describes her family's adventure as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and realign their lives with the local food chain.</p><p>Since its publication in 2007, <em>Animal, Vegetable, Miracle</em> has captivated readers with its blend of memoir and journalistic investigation. Newly updated with original pieces from the entire Kingsolver clan, this commemorative volume explores how the family's original project has been carried forward through the years.<br /><br />When Barbara Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Barbara considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. Since 2007, their scheme has evolved enormously. In this new edition, featuring an afterword composed by the entire Kingsolver family, Barbara's husband, Steven, discusses how the project grew into a farm-to-table restaurant and community development project training young farmers in their area to move into sustainable food production. Camille writes about her decision to move back to a rural area after college, and how she and her husband incorporate their food values in their lives as they begin their new family. Lily, Barbara's youngest daughter, writes about how growing up on a farm, in touch with natural processes and food chains, has shaped her life as a future environmental scientist. And Barbara writes about their sheep, and how they grew into her second vocation as a fiber artist, and reports on the enormous response they've received from other home-growers and local-food devotees.<br /><br />With Americans' ever-growing concern over an agricultural establishment that negatively affects our health and environment, the Kingsolver family's experiences and observations remain just as relevant today as they were ten years ago. <em>Animal, Vegetable, Miracle</em> is a modern classic that will endure for years to come.<strong></strong></p><strong></strong><p><strong>“Cogent and illuminating...Without sentimentality, this book captures the pulse of the farm and the deep gratification it provides, as well as the intrinsic humor of the situation.”—Janet Maslin, <em>New York Times</em></strong><br /></p>
The Backyard Gardener: Simple, Easy, and Beautiful Gardening with...
by Kelly Orzel

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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<span><span>A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardening<br /><br />The “garden to table” movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Backyard Gardener</span><span> is a comprehensive handbook that will help get them started. <br />Kelly Orzel covers everything from soil selection to growing and harvesting. Sidebars such as “garden center survival tips” offer useful advice to help readers build their confidence and know-how. This guide also features photographs of beautiful plant bed designs, propagation techniques, and much more.</span><span style="font-style:italic;"> </span></span>
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
by Michael Pollan

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<DIV><B>“One of the distinguished gardening books of our time,”</B><B> from the #1 <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author of <I>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</I> (<I>USA Today</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /><I>Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening</I><BR />  <BR /> After Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm, he planted a garden and attempted to follow Thoreau’s example: do not impose your will upon the wilderness, the woodchucks, or the weeds. That ethic did not, of course, work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Michael Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life.<BR />  <BR /> The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book in the finest tradition of American nature writing. It inspires thoughts on the war of the roses; sex and class conflict in the garden; virtuous composting; the American lawn; seed catalogs, and the politics of planting a tree. A blend of meditation, autobiography, and social history, <I>Second Nature</I>, from the renowned author of <I>The Botany of Desire</I>, <I>In Defense of Food</I>, and other bestsellers, is “as delicious a meditation on one man’s relationship with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” (<I>The New York Times Book Review</I>).<BR />  <BR /> “Usually when Americans have wanted to explore their relationship to nature they’ve gone to the wilderness, or the woods. Michael Pollan went to the garden instead . . . and he’s returned with a quirky and pleasing book.” —Annie Dillard<BR />  <BR /> “A joy to read.” —<I>Los Angeles Times</I><BR />  </DIV>
Weeds: In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
by Richard Mabey

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

June 28, 2011

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<p>“[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways….You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again.”<br />—Richard Holmes, author of <em>The Age of Wonder</em></p><p>“In this fascinating, richly detailed book, Richard Mabey gives weeds their full due.”<br />—Carl Zimmer, author of <em>Evolution</em></p><p>Richard Mabey, Great Britain’s Britain’s “greatest living nature writer” (<em>London Times</em>), has written a stirring and passionate defense of nature’s most unloved plants.  <em>Weeds</em> is a fascinating, eye-opening, and vastly entertaining appreciation of the natural world’s unappreciated wildflowers that will appeal to fans of David Attenborough, Robert Sullivan’s <em>Rats</em>, Amy Stewart’s <em>Wicked Plants</em>, and to armchair gardeners, horticulturists, green-thumbs, all those who stop to smell the flowers.<br /></p>
All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated:• MOR...
by Mel Bartholomew

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<DIV><B>In <I>All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition</I>, the best-selling gardening book in North America is re-launched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond.</B><BR /><BR /> Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners <B>grow more </B>fresh produce<B> in less space </B>and<B> with less work</B>. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges.<BR /><BR /> With<B> over 150 new photos and illustrations</B>, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation:<B> 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work</B>.<BR /><BR /> Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of <I>All New Square Foot Gardening</I>. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as:</DIV><ul><li>Adding trellises and archways</li><li>Substituting with new materials</li><li>Adding automatic watering systems</li><li>"Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes</li><li>Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard</li><li>Square Foot Gardening with kids</li><li>Crop protection</li></ul><B>Don't wait another season</B> to try Mel's brilliant approach to gardening! We're sure it will work for you and you won't look back.
Vegetables Love Flowers
by Lisa Mason Ziegler

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<DIV>Fight garden pests and increase your yields the natural way with this tried and true technique!<BR /><BR /> Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden, but there's more to the method than you might think. <I>Vegetables Love Flowers</I> will walk you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate. <BR /><BR /> With the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive--and beautify your garden in the process.</DIV>
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
by Jorge Cervantes

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

April 13, 2011

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With 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated with the most current information, completely rewritten and significantly expanded. For example, Dr. John McPartland contributed an all new medical section - The books credits list more than 300 contributors and reads like a who's who in the world of cannabis cultivation.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantin...
by Susan Orlean

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 20, 2011

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK</b><br />  <br /> A modern classic of personal journalism, <i>The Orchid Thief</i> is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid <i>Polyrrhiza lindenii—</i>a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.<br />  <br /> In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film <i>Adaptation,</i> in a new retrospective essay.<br /><br /><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Orchid Thief</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . <i>The Orchid Thief</i> shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br />  <br /> “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”<b>—<i>Boston Sunday Globe</i></b><br />  <br /> “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Mediterranean Diet Weeknight Cookbook: 30 Minute or Less - Easy a...
by Brandon Hearn

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

April 03, 2019

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<h2><strong>Easy & Healthy Mediterranean Dinner Cookbook to Save Your Family Weeknights</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>Even if you're not ready to become a full-fledged convert, you can dip your toe in the Mediterranean water with these flavorful dinners. <em>Try them anytime you're looking for a healthy, delicious meal.</em></p><p><em><strong>I<strong><em>t’s incre</em></strong>dibly easy to work a few more Mediterranean-inspired meals into your weekly menu plan, even if it’s just for the bright and satisfying flavors alone.</strong></em></p><p>You can find here delicious dinner ideas — <em>from seafood recipes to vegetarian meals, also special bonus for you </em>-  tasty dessert recipes to enjoy your evening in 100%.</p><h3><strong>55+ Mediterranean Diet recipes that anyone can cook at home, such as:</strong></h3><ul><li><strong>Feta & Spinach Pita Bake</strong></li><li><strong>Melon Salad</strong></li><li><strong>Buttery Herb Lamb Chops</strong></li><li><strong>Easy Garlic, Orange and Shrimp Salad</strong></li><li><strong>Parmesan Chicken Wraps etc</strong></li></ul><p><strong>Find Here Light Mediterranean Dinner Ideas That'll Still Keep You Full All Night</strong></p><p><strong></strong><u><em><strong>Please Note: Paperback is available in 2 formats ( black and white and colorful)</strong></em></u><strong></strong><br /></p><h2><strong></strong><strong>Enjoy!</strong><br /></h2>
Homegrown Pantry: A Gardener's Guide to Selecting the Best Variet...
by Barbara Pleasant

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English

Pages

329

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<DIV>Now that you’ve mastered gardening basics, you want to enjoy your bounty year-round, right? <I>Homegrown Pantry</I> picks up where beginning gardening books leave off, with in-depth profiles of the 55 most popular crops — including beans, beets, squash, tomatoes, and much more — to keep your pantry stocked throughout the year. Each vegetable profile highlights how many plants to grow for a year’s worth of eating, and which storage methods work best for specific varieties. Author Barbara Pleasant culls tips from decades of her own gardening experience and from growers across North America to offer planting, care, and harvesting refreshers for every region and each vegetable. <BR /><BR /> Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner<BR /> GWA Media Awards Silver Award Winner</DIV>

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