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Start A Community Food Garden

Author: Lamanda Joy
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469484X
Size: 41.14 MB
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Offers all the necessary information needed to start a community garden, including procuring a site, managing people, creating mission statements and meeting agendas, and growing vegetables.

Community Gardens

Author: Susan Burns Chong
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477717773
Size: 65.48 MB
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In community gardens, people of all ages work together to improve their communities, turning abandoned lots and other plots of land into vibrant green spaces. Community gardens beautify neighborhoods, provide residents with nutritious food and flowers, and serve as places to meet and socialize. This exciting title gives teens the information they need to get a gardening project off the ground, from holding the first community meetings to harvesting what they grow. In accessible text, the author provides useful advice on designing the garden, choosing appropriate plants, and preparing the soil, as well as on planting and tending the garden. Photos will inspire readers, and a wealth of resources is provided for further support.

Our Community Garden

Author: Barbara Pollak
Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words
ISBN: 9781582701097
Size: 71.59 MB
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If you could plant a garden that would represent your personality, what would it include? Maybe cherry tomatoes, green peppers, and delicious strawberries? Audrey Aubergine and her friends do just that in their neighborhood’s community garden, where they play hide-and-seek, tend giant sunflowers, and discover nature’s possibilities. Charmingly illustrated in a folk art style, this heartfelt story captures the excitement of children getting their hands dirty and learning to nurture living things for the first time. A celebration of different cultures and a gentle reminder of the value of people working together, Our Community Garden will appeal to all ages.

The Food Activist Handbook

Author: Ali Berlow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612121802
Size: 60.89 MB
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Small steps can create big changes in your community's food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative. Every action you take can help keep farmers on the land and family farms intact, keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. If you've had enough of E. coli scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference.

Starter Vegetable Gardens

Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425292
Size: 42.53 MB
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Presents a guide to cultivating an efficient and beautiful vegetable garden, from growing seedlings to preventing diseases, and provides twenty-four different plans for optimum crop yield.

Grow Cook Eat

Author: Willi Galloway
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570617953
Size: 62.39 MB
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From sinking a seed into the soil through to sitting down to enjoy a meal made with vegetables and fruits harvested right outside your back door, this gorgeous kitchen gardening book is filled with practical, useful information for both novices and seasoned gardeners alike. Grow Cook Eatwill inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also fills in the blanks that exist between growing food in the garden and using it in the kitchen with guides to 50 of the best-loved, tastiest vegetables, herbs, and small fruits. The guides give readers easy-to-follow planting and growing information, specific instructions for harvesting all the edible parts of the plant, advice on storing food in a way that maximizes flavor, basic preparation techniques, and recipes. The recipes at the end of each guide help readers explore the foods they grow and demonstrate how to use unusual foods, like radish greens, garlic scapes, and green coriander seeds.

Carolinas Gardener S Handbook

Author: Toby Bost
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610587146
Size: 63.96 MB
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Carolina Gardener’s Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Carolina gardening experts. Each expert includes his or her collective wisdom in this complete guide for Carolina gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for more than ten plant categories from annuals to vines. “When to” information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Carolinas.

Understanding Garden Design

Author: Vanessa Gardner Nagel
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0881929433
Size: 57.21 MB
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Designing a garden is a complex task. Where do you start? What kind of skills do you need? What are the logical steps in creating a design? The answers to these questions, and many more, can all be found in Understanding Garden Design. This comprehensive, accessible book lays out the entire process from start to finish in clear, precise language that avoids the pitfalls of designspeak.

The Permaculture Handbook

Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716668
Size: 60.42 MB
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A step-by-step guide to creating resilient and prosperous households introduces permaculture as a practical way to live well with less money, convert waste into wealth, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.