Andrea Bellamy’s book motivates people to eat fresh healthy foods by becoming urban gardeners. Her book is light-hearted and inspirational as she gives the gardener extremely useful ideas that leads to successful gardening. Many colorful photographs are included and are quite helpful. Our society has become more educated on urban organic gardens. People strive to find ways to use small spaces in their urban areas to raise food and plants. She discusses design tips and how to use containers, raised beds, and other ways of maintaining and growing a small-spaced garden. In her book, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries, Bellamy provides many answers! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-124-5Cover Type: PapberbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden, by Ivette Soler, lays out techniques that can be used to turn any space into a beautiful and vibrant edible garden. This book has step by step planning strategies including edible plant selection, plot design, container types, and other helpful tips for edible gardening. This book will teach you how to create an edible garden that thrives and has magnificent curb-appeal. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-199-3Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The Complete Chile Pepper Book, by Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland, profiles the top 100 most popular chile pepper varieties. This book covers techniques for cultivating, maintenance, garden planning, container growing, and breeding, for all 100 varieties. Techniques for harvesting, canning, pickling, and cooking are included as well. There are 85 recipes that range all types of meals as well. Pick a copy up for yourself and learn how you can spice up your garden with these delicious chile peppers. ISBN-13: 978-1-88192-920-1Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Designing The New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook, by Jennifer R. Bartley, takes a look at the idea that a home garden should be functional, beautiful, and well integrated into the landscape. Learn how to adapt your traditional garden to your modern American needs. This book is full of beautiful photographs and drawings that really cpture the author’s ideas. You will find a plethora of practical advice and tips that will allow you to transform your space into a high functioning and beautiful garden masterpiece. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-772-6Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Field Guide To Peppers, by Dave DeWitt and Janie Lamson, examines 400 varieties of pepper both sweet and hot. Each variety is detailed with all of the information that a pepper lover needs to know. Each pepper is detailed with an images, common name, climate, pepper size, plant size, harvest specification, and heat profile. Don’t plant your pepper garden this seaon without reading this book first! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-588-5Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide To Permaculture, by Christopher Shein, examines the idea of creating a garden ecosystem that is sustainable and self-sufficient. This book is perfect for gardeners of any skill level with any size space to work with. Learn how to create a garden where plants and organisms work in harmony with one another in order to produce a large harvest with minimal effort. This book covers techniques for making your own healthy soil blend, mixing garden and ornamental plants, and cutting out the nonsense work. Make sure that you share some of your bountiful crop with your friends and family. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-270-9Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Start A Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook, by LaManda Joy, examines the idea that community gardening can provide more benefits than just the food harvest. Creating a community garden can help to bring neighbors together and encourage positive social interactions. This book presents every step towards setting up a community garden including securing funding, finding a plot, community organizing, garden design, and maintenance through all four seasons. There is even a section that addresses the challenges facing community garden leaders and how to teach new gardeners. If you are looking for a project that will strengthen your gardening abilities and the bonds in your community, this book is right up your alley. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-484-0Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press .
Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners, by Augustus Jenkins Farmer, addresses important gardening knowledge and skills that have been lost through the generations. Gain valuable insight into what used to be common sense techniques in gardening. You don’t have to be a professional horticulturalist in order to understand the ins and outs of plants and gardening. Now you can get the traditional techniques that have been passed down over generations of trial and error as well as the knowledge from the experts all in one book. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-452-9Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The Beginner’s Guide To Growing Heirloom Vegetables, by Marie Iannotti. Heirloom vegetables are often thought to be unpredictable by many gardeners. The author challenges this idea by profiling 100 heirloom vegetables that are chosen for their delicious flavor and easy growing nature. These plants include common favorites like khale, arugula, and eggplant. If you just can’t seem to perfect your heirloom varieties, this book is the perfect guide for you. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-188-7Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?, by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Eating food that you have grown yourself can be one of the most gratifying feelings. Most importantly, you know that your food is clean and free of harmful chemicals. This book focuses on identifying deficiencies and issues with your garden plants and curing them with organic techniques. The authors detail many of the most commonly grown vegetables. This includes all of the planting and growing techniques needed for success. Increase your yield by learning the simple organic techniques offered in this easy to read book. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-184-9Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Do you have a problem with a limited space for a vegetable garden? Andrea Bellamy’s book gives specific directions to create a garden with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. She encourages gardeners to take advantage of the space they have. She guides them through the steps it would take to make the best use of their space. Urban gardening is on the rise due to the innovative ideas of people like Bellamy. This book is written in a non threatening manner, and beginner gardeners will be especially inspired by her advice. Those gardeners with limited growing space,will discover that they can grow vegetables anywhere, including porches, patios and balconies! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-547-2Cover Type: PapberbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Written jointly by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachael Kathleen Pringle, this book brings the classroom outdoors, and therefore becomes a teaching tool for educators; it is strongly recommended for parents, teachers and administrators. Arden and Rachel approach their projects simply and include a wealth of information about plant life. The book is child friendly with easy to read instructions and many beautiful and colorful photos. Planning, fund-raising, organizing, and designing the space is included along with preparing the site. Children learn to plant, harvest and even cook. With year round activities for teachers, this is a book that needs to be added to the curriculum. Our future gardeners will become aware of and utilize our valuable resources. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-000-2Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening: Garden Coaches Tell All: No Guff. Lots of Fun., by Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs, takes a look look at gardening with a simple and easy to read format. This easy to read book is packed full of important gardening information and fun illustrations. Learn about gardening in a fun and interesting way with this delightful gift book. ISBN-13: 978-0-9832726-5-6Cover Type: PaperbackPage Count: 160 Pages.
The Downsized Veggie Garden, By garden expert Kate Copsey, explores the idea that gardens can be grown even when setting or spacial limitations exist. The focus of this book is to give any gardener in any situation the ability to practice their passion and grow their own food. Learn the trick and tips needed to overcome any spacial adversity. This book covers everything from planning to implementation, all from an organic and healthy stand point. There are options for any and all living situations. ISBN-13: 978-1-9433660-0-2Cover Type: HardbackPage Count: 192 Pages.
Ramps the Cookbook: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail, by Glen Facemire and Todd C. Gray, examines cooking with the ramp plant, a type of wild onion that is not commonly found or even known about. Learn how to cook delicious dishes using this unique plant and impress all of your friends. This is the first cookbook that is soley focused on cooking meals with ramps. ISBN-13: 978-0-9832726-2-5Cover Type: HardcoverPage Count: 128 Pages.