Organic GardeningProvided by Western Counties Regional Library, this booklist can help any organic gardenerthroughout the year. To find the book in the library’s catalogue, just click on the book cover.You can browse the entire catalogue at www.westerncounties.ca. Grow Organic by Elizabeth Peirce Grow Organic deals with specifically Nova Scotian issues, giving advice about our growing season, which types of vegetables grow best here, and where to get local organic seeds. The book also contains a chapter of inspirational profiles of specific gardeners and farmers from around the province. The book is written in a friendly, straightforward manner, and is intended as a simple and accessible guide for people with a specific interest in organic vegetablegardening. It includes many illustrative photographs and recipes. Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening by Sal Gilbertie In Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening, Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan will help you turn your sprawling suburban acreage or postage stamp-sized plot into a low-impact, all-organic, totally sustainable produce garden. You’ll learn about the most effective natural fertilizers, drought-resistant cultivation methods, pest-repellent companion plantings, trends in heirloom herb and vegetable varieties, and raised-bed techniques for achieving maximumproductivity in a limited space. You can even add a cutting garden so you’ll always have freshflowers on a kitchen table that’s groaning under the weight of incomparably fresh vegetablesseasoned with a variety of home-grown herbs. Organic Gardening for Dummies by Ann Whitman Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care,trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening forDummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a gardens impact on both the environment and thewallet. Stuart Robertson’s Tips on Organic Gardening by Stuart Robertson Brimming with simple but effective techniques perfected over decades of dirty work, novice and experienced gardeners alike benefit from this charming handbook on the joys of rural and urban gardening in the northern United States. Emphasizing the use of products carefully formulated to positively impact the environment, each tip and explanation works tirelessly toward the overarching goal of demystifying the world of organic gardening. Chapters such as Composting; Fertilizing; Watering and Irrigation; Planting; Lawn Care;Pests; Putting the Garden to Bed; and Tools ensure that this handy guide will become dog-earedand soiled from the wear and tear of constant referencing. The Elements of Organic Gardening by Charles, Prince of Wales For 26 years, the Prince of Wales has passionately honed the organic practices used at Highgrove, Their Royal Highnesses’ family home in Gloucestershire, as well as in his other gardens at Birkhall in the Scottish Highlands and Clarence House in central London. Now, alongside Andrew Lawson’s elegant photographs and with Country Living gardening editor Stephanie Donaldson, the Prince’s vivid elucidation of his techniques for maintaining healthy soil,planting varieties, and sustaining an ecosystem “in harmony with the natural laws and rhythms ofthe universe of which we are an integral part” offers a wealth of wisdom to delight and inspireany gardener. His practices, based on a deep respect for nature, can be adapted to almost any
garden, large or small. The Prince is hands-on in his gardens, and it is this passion that revealsitself intimately to be at the heart of The Elements of Organic Gardening. 200 full-colourphotographs. The Atlantic Gardener’s Greenbook by Jodi DeLong Saltscapes’ magazine gardening editor Jodi DeLong believes that anyone can garden, and that every garden is a thing of beauty. With this publication, DeLong takes the reader from the ground up in planning and planting a garden using organic methods and sage suggestions. New Kitchen Garden by Adam Caplin Growing your own herbs, vegetables and fruit organically, and harvesting them to make healthy meals, is fun and fulfilling. As New Kitchen Garden explains, the whole process can be much simpler than you imagine – even if your outdoor space is no more than a patio or a roof-top garden. Focusing on plants that are easy to grow, Adam Caplin takes a new look at the delights ofcultivating edibles, showing how they can be grown - on their own in beds and containers, inmixed borders, and decoratively with flowers – for their ornamental as well as their nutritionalvalue. Acclaimed cookery writer Celia Brooks Brown then takes the kitchen garden into thekitchen with 35 great vegetarian recipes – soups and starters, main courses, salads and lightdishes, salsas and chutneys and sweet things. Compost by Vicki Mattern Let the editors from Rodale Organic Gardening – the world’s leading authority on organic techniques-- show you how to build a compost pile, troubleshoot compost complaints, keep toxins out of your pile, and use compost to produce healthy soil and plants without using chemicals. Maria Rodale’s Organic Gardening by Maria Rodale From the leading name in organic gardening comes a guide to creating a garden that is organically balanced & aesthetically beautiful. Using sophisticated design techniques from authorities in every field of gardening, readers will learn the secrets of creating a landscape that’s gorgeous, productive, and time- & energy-efficient. Rodale’s All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Fern Marshall Bradley Attitudes have changed in the 32 years since the first edition, and the idea of eschewing chemical pesticides and fertilizers in favour of compost piles, crop rotation, and other such means of growing healthy plants has broader acceptance. The Encyclopedia sets forth the basics, with entries on a large number of plants and their cultivation, soil preparation methods, pests, garden plans, etc. IPM for Gardeners by Raymond A. Cloyd Despite a plethora of technical IPM training manuals, no book until now has distilled its core philosophy for the home gardener, so that he or she can learn to manage plant health as the professionals do, based on scientific principles. In IPM for Gardeners, a team of experts explains how any gardener can use IPM techniques for success at home. Authoritative, well-illustrated, and packed with case studies, this volume promises to change the way we see our gardens. Organic Gardening for Kids by Elizabeth J. Scholl People all around the world enjoy the hobby of gardening. They love planting tiny seeds in the soil and watching them sprout into mature plants. Gardening
isn’t just for adults, however. Kids can plan, create, and maintain their own gardens, too.Gardening for Kids is rich with ideas and instructions for making water gardens, flower gardens,vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, butterfly gardens, landscape designs, and more. Talking Dirt by Annie Spiegelman A lively and practical guide to organic gardening from a renowned garden expert. Spiegelman’s down-to-earth wit and wisdom create the perfect primer for anyone with a passion for homegrown veggies or fresh-cut flowers. Organic Gardening for Canada by Laura Peters Organic gardening is natural. It’s using compost instead of chemical fertilizers to improve the health of your soil. It’s using mulches to retain moisture and reduce watering needs. It’s proven: chemical fertilizers and pesticides have a negative impact – on our health, on the environment and on future generations. The author of more than 25 gardening books, Laura Peters has practised and taught about organic gardening for years. In this book, she explores the subjectthoroughly: • Hundreds of colour photographs • Special considerations for Canadian garden seasons • The importance of healthy soil • Creating and maintaining an organic garden • Planning and designing a variety of organic gardens, including: container gardens, edible gardens, water gardens and naturalized wildlife gardens • Caring for plants the organic way • Pest and disease problems and treatments.