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The Ever Curious Gardener

The Ever Curious Gardener

Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden

Curious why caressing your cucumber plants will help them bear more fruit? Or why you should grow oranges from seed even if the fruit is inedible? Or why trees need to sleep and how to help them?

Join acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee …

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Climate-Wise Landscaping

Climate-Wise Landscaping

Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire — but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at …

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Wild Mushrooms

Wild Mushrooms

From Forest to Table

Wild mushrooms have been part of the human diet for centuries, and add a tasty, healthful kick to any meal. But how to overcome fear and uncertainty when foraging? Once you know what to look for, the thousands of good guys and handful of deadly …

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From No-knead to Sourdough

From No-knead to Sourdough

A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread

Is there any food that evokes pleasant memories and warm feelings more than bread? It's the most basic of foods, yet many of us are intimidated by the prospect of making our own. "Artisan" bread, craft bakeries, and wood-fired pizza are gaining …

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Backyard Bounty - 2nd Edition

Backyard Bounty - 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Are you itching to start your own garden or grow more in the one you have, but feel that gardening is too challenging or time-consuming for your busy schedule?

Now completely updated and expanded, Backyard Bounty will demystify gardening, bringing it …

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DIY Kombucha

DIY Kombucha

Sparkling Home Brew Made Easy

Since the relatively recent introduction of kombucha onto North American supermarket shelves, this healthy sparkling beverage has exploded in popularity. But can it be brewed at home, with the same tasty, healthy results?

With this straightforward, …

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A New Garden Ethic

A New Garden Ethic

Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species?

Plenty of books tell home …

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The Aquaponic Farmer

The Aquaponic Farmer

A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

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 focussed on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of …

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