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Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties BOOK

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties BOOK

[Carol Deppe] 2nd edition. Great info for both farmers and gardeners on how to breed your own locally adapted varieties, with inspiring tales of such interesting vegetables as popping chickpeas, hairy mustards, purple peas, rainbow corn, storage watermelons, and many more. Softcover, 384 pp.
$27.95

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Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step-By-Step Guide for Growers

Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step-By-Step Guide for Growers

[Rowen White and Bryan Connolly] A simple and thorough introduction to on-farm seed saving, breeding and selection for farmers and gardeners. Step-by-step instructions for creating a new breeding project, from deciding on goals and finding seedstock to making selections and evaluating crops....
$15.00

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Building & Using Cold Frames BOOK

Building & Using Cold Frames BOOK

[Charles Siegchrist] This handy booklet gives easy-to-follow instructions for the use and construction of cold frames. Softcover, 32 pp.
$3.95

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Bush Medicine of the Bahamas BOOK

Bush Medicine of the Bahamas BOOK

[Jeff McCormack, Kathleen Maier, Patty Wallens] A comprehensive treatment of Bahamian bush medicine, dedicated to the preservation and continued use of this knowledge before it is lost. Covers 120 medicinal plants, including details of administration and dosage, pharmacology, and cross-cultural...
$37.00

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Cover Crops and Compost Crops in Your Garden (DVD)

Cover Crops and Compost Crops in Your Garden (DVD)

Central Virginia grower Cindy Conner takes us through a year in her garden. Using hand tools she grows cover crops amongst her vegetable crops to keep down weeds and nourish the soil, then cuts down the cover crops to use for mulch and compost. Features many of our veggie faves (Bloody Butcher...
$35.00

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Develop a Sustainable Vegetable Garden Plan (DVD plus CD)

Develop a Sustainable Vegetable Garden Plan (DVD plus CD)

Central Virginia bio-intensive mini-farmer Cindy Conner is back with a winning DVD and accompanying CD to help you enjoy your garden to the max. Cindy shows you how to put together a plan unique to your garden conditions and growing preferences. Field trips to a half-dozen gardens illustrate her...
$40.00

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Four Season Harvest BOOK

Four Season Harvest BOOK

[Eliot Coleman] Organic grower Eliot Coleman grows food year-round on his farm in Maine; those of us further south can too! Besides spring and summer vegetables, Coleman gives great advice on growing fall and winter veggies in cold frames, under row covers, and inside unheated greenhouses (high...
$24.95

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Gardening When it Counts -- Growing Food in Hard Times BOOK

Gardening When it Counts -- Growing Food in Hard Times BOOK

[Steve Solomon] Here's the scoop on traditional techniques that produce the most food in hard times, without a lot of mulch, compost, and water. Current popular intensive vegetable garden styles require a lot of water, fertility, and organic matter. This book shows you how to reduce your garden...
$19.95

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Garlic and Perennial Onion Growing Guide

Garlic and Perennial Onion Growing Guide

Our useful 4-page guide is included free with all fall onion and garlic shipments. However, if you wish to get this guide separate from a fall onion and garlic shipment, order it using this item number!
$1.25

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Grow a Sustainable Diet BOOK

Grow a Sustainable Diet BOOK

Central Virginia bio-intensive mini-farmer Cindy Conner is back with a must-read book for anyone working toward homegrown meals every day and increased food self-sufficiency for their family. This guide combines the garden planning and cover crop information from her DVDs with more about growing a...
$19.95

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Grow Your Own Food Made Easy BOOK

Grow Your Own Food Made Easy BOOK

[C. Forrest McDowell, PhD & Tricia Clark-McDowell] This small, inexpensive treasure of a book distills the basics into 68 colorful, accessible, even humorous, pages. The authors have decades of experience growing food and teaching others to grow food. This book is a step-by-step guide to producing...
$6.95

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Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Med

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Med

To be published May 2014. Pre-order to get it hot off the press! [W. Scott Persons and Jeanine M. Davis] This newly updated and expanded edition gives recommended methods of growing and marketing ginseng, goldenseal,ramps, black cohosh, bethroot, bloodroot, blue...
$39.95

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Growing and Using the Top 10 Most Popular Herbs BOOK

Growing and Using the Top 10 Most Popular Herbs BOOK

[Jim Long] Ozarks herbalist Jim Long's overview of the US's most popular herbs: basil, lavender, parsley, mint, rosemary, oregano/marjoram, thyme, sage, chives, and cilantro. Good growing, harvesting, and drying info, with tasty recipes as well. 2007. Softcover, 36 pp.
$6.95

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Growing Great Garlic BOOK

Growing Great Garlic BOOK

[Ron Engeland] This is the definitive sourcebook for growing garlic organically. Written for gardeners and small farmers, it covers everything from site preparation through planting, fertilizing, harvesting, storing, and marketing. Also includes chapters on the history and evolution of garlic...
$16.95

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Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook, The BOOK

Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook, The BOOK

[James Green] An indispensable guide for anyone who wants to make their own herbal medicines. The author is a practicing herbalist and medicine-maker who teaches at the California School of Herbal Studies. This is one of the texts used in his course. It covers the science and art of herbal...
$22.95

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Home Composting Made Easy BOOK

Home Composting Made Easy BOOK

[C. Forrest McDowell, PhD & Tricia Clark-McDowell] Over a million copies of this delightful and inspiring book are in print. It's used by hundreds of municipalities, organizations, and businesses to spread the word about home composting. It covers pretty much all you need to know in a simple,...
$3.95

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How To Make Romantic Bentwood Trellises BOOK

How To Make Romantic Bentwood Trellises BOOK

[Jim Long] Step-by-step directions for making full-sized garden trellises, miniatures for the deck planter, gates, arbors, and decorative fences as well. Information is included for finding and choosing trellis wood, descriptions of the best kind of wood to use, along with recommended tools and...
$5.95

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Native American Gardening Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Fam

Native American Gardening Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Fam

[Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac] Combines the magical world of Native American stories with the nurturing experience of gardening. Learn how to grow traditional "Three Sisters" gardens of corn, beans, and squash. Explore the relationships between people and the gardens of the Earth, seed...
$16.95

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New Seed Starter's Handbook, The BOOK

New Seed Starter's Handbook, The BOOK

[Nancy Bubel] Comprehensive, updated guide to seed and seedling care, indoors and out. Topics include light and temperature requirements, transplanting, diagnosis and correction of problems, requirements of vegetable crops, pollination, selection, seed saving, and seed storage. Contains numerous...
$17.95

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Organic Seed Grower, The BOOK

Organic Seed Grower, The BOOK

[Dr. John Navazio] Written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically. “An essential guide to high-quality, organic seed production: well grounded in...
$49.95

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Organic Seed Production and Saving (The Wisdom of Plant Heritage

Organic Seed Production and Saving (The Wisdom of Plant Heritage

[Bryan Connoly with contributing editor CR Lawn] A how-to guide for the small producer. This tenth book in NOFA's Organic Principles & Treatises covers techniques for growing and harvesting seeds, combining this with an explanation of the importance of crop plant genetic diversity. Written for...
$12.95

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Perpetual Gardening Record Book

Perpetual Gardening Record Book

Just the thing for gardeners who prefer to use pen and paper to keep track of whatÂ’s happening in the garden. Inspired by Thomas JeffersonÂ’s meticulous garden record books and proudly made in Alabama using recycled materials, it includes growing charts, calendar pages, sketch pages, and a...
$14.95

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Resilient Gardener, The BOOK

Resilient Gardener, The BOOK

[Carol Deppe] Oregon farmer and plant breeder Carol Deppe's new book is a great read for intermediate and advanced growers. Deppe gives good strategies for how to successfully garden when health and other issues limit one's time. She focuses on 5 main subsistence foods (corn, beans, squash,...
$29.95

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Rich Spot of Earth, A BOOK

Rich Spot of Earth, A BOOK

[Peter Hatch] The gardens of Thomas Jefferson continue to inspire gardeners. In this beautifully annotated book, Peter Hatch, who led the restoration of the gardens at Monticello, takes us on a tour of their history, from the first artichokes and asparagus planted in 1770 through the horticultural...
$35.00

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Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalach

Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalach

[Bill Best] Highlights Appalachian varieties like Lazy Wife Greasy bean, Cherokee Flour corn, Case Knife bean, and Radiator CharlieÂ’s Mortgage Lifter tomato, along with the stories of the seed savers that have preserved them. For over 50 years Bill Best has been in the forefront of a movement...
$22.95

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Seed To Seed: Saving Our Vegetable Heritage BOOK

Seed To Seed: Saving Our Vegetable Heritage BOOK

[Suzanne Ashworth] 2nd edition. This is the first thorough and comprehensive book on seed saving intended for both new and experienced seed savers. It covers all major and minor vegetable crops, many herbs, and unusual or rare vegetable crops. Discusses pollination dynamics, methods of...
$24.95

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Seed Underground, The: A Growing Revolution to Save Food BOOK

Seed Underground, The: A Growing Revolution to Save Food BOOK

[Janisse Ray] Seed savers are stubborn and passionate people. Join Janisse Ray as she meets seed savers all over the U.S., and hear stories of heirlooms like Candy Roaster squash and Running Conch cowpea – varieties that will be lost if we fail to save and share the seeds. The author is a...
$17.95

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Small Scale Poultry Flock, The BOOK

Small Scale Poultry Flock, The BOOK

[Harvey Ussery] Virginia grower Harvey UsseryÂ’s excellent comprehensive guide to raising chickens and other poultry naturally. Includes topics such as raising oneÂ’s own poultry feed, grazing poultry for soil fertility, working with heirloom breeds, and much more. Full color, great...
$39.95

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Small-Scale Grain Raising BOOK

Small-Scale Grain Raising BOOK

[Gene Logsdon] An engaging introduction to grains for intermediate and advanced growers. Covers grains of all sorts (rye, wheat, barley, oats, rice, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, etc.) as well as corn and beans. We wish it included some more details and numbers, but it's still an informative...
$29.95

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Stella Natura: Kimberton Hills Biodynamic Agricultural Calendar

Stella Natura: Kimberton Hills Biodynamic Agricultural Calendar

A yearly guidebook to using the cosmic rhythms in working the land to help determine the best times for planting, pruning, and harvesting. Based on ages of farming experience and observation, this guide connects astronomical events to the biological rhythms of plants. Included are 12 articles,...
$14.95

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Sustainable Market Farming BOOK

Sustainable Market Farming BOOK

[Pam Dawling] A practical guide for farmers or serious gardeners raising a variety of crops on a few acres. The author is a contributing editor to Growing for Market magazine. She provides a wealth of how-to growing details, time-saving field techniques, and extensive info on variety selections...
$34.95

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Sweet Sorghum: Production and Processing BOOK

Sweet Sorghum: Production and Processing BOOK

[George Kuepper] A simple guide to small-scale, ecological production of pure sorghum syrup. Chapters on harvesting, milling, juicing, cooking, packaging, labeling, pricing, and more. Includes sources of supplies and equipment. Spiral bound paperback, 96 pp.
$16.95

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Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, The Timber Press Guide to

Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, The Timber Press Guide to

[Ira Wallace] This new book by Southern ExposureÂ’s own gardening expert Ira Wallace gives home gardeners the regionally specific information needed to succeed in our hot, humid climate. It features what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest, based on our climate, weather, and other...
$19.95

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Weeds and What They Tell Us BOOK

Weeds and What They Tell Us BOOK

[E. Pfeiffer] 3rd edition. The presence of common garden weeds provides valuable clues about your soil, your garden environment, and the kinds of conditions that favor weed growth. This book tells you how to read the weeds. Softcover, 80 pp.
$13.95

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Wild Fermentation BOOK

Wild Fermentation BOOK

[Sandor Katz] This book is a fave. Nearly 100 home recipes for vegetable ferments (sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles); bean ferments (miso, dosas); dairy ferments (yogurt); cheesemaking (and vegan alternatives); sourdough and other grain fermentations from Cherokee, African, Japanese, and Russian...
$25.00

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Winter Foods BOOK

Winter Foods BOOK

[Brett Grohsgal and Julia Shanks] Over 50 delicious, inexpensive, seasonally inspired recipes designed for the winter CSA subscribers at EvenÂ’ Star Organic Farm in Maryland. The authors draw on their combined 35 years of professional cooking experience to bring recipes designed to use the...
$12.00

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