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  1. Literate Gardners Notebook

    LITERATE GARDENERS NOTEBOOK

    From the writings of Louise Beebe Wilder and others. Illustrated by Sia Kaskamanidis. Louise has long been one of the finest American gardening writers. She declares that a flower?s willfulness is a large part of its charm, and her journal is filled with simple prose on the challenges and triumphs of gardening with beautiful line drawings of flowers. This is set up by month and offers ample space for all your gardening notes and thoughtful musings throughout the year. Softcover 96 pp pub at $9.95 Learn More
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  2. Make a Mix

    MAKE A MIX *sold out*

    By Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward & Madeline Westover. We see commercial mixes all the time in the grocery stores and have a few tucked in our pantry. They are advertised as time-savers, but with the rising labor and packaging costs they are not money-savers. By making your own mixes ahead of time you can have just the amount you need, and can also make many recipes from just a few basic master mixes. Includes mixes for breads, main dishes, appetizers, side dishes, desserts and beverages. By putting a little time aside you can always have something on hand and serve your family wonderful meals without a hefty price tag. With the three types of master mixes; dry, semi-dry and freezer-refrigerator mixes you can offer a different menu every day of the year with a minimum of preparation time. Softcover 332pp Learn More

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  3. Making Herb Vinegars

    Making Herb Vinegars

    How to make great tasting gourmet herb and fruit vinegars. Includes 55 recipes and lots of uses. Learn More
    $5.95

  4. Mamas Home Remedies

    MAMAS HOME REMEDIES

    by Svetlana Konnikova MA, AN. Many traditional medicines were based on plant use, the knowledge of which was passed down through the generations. Much of that has been lost, which is why books like this are so valuable. Svetlana Konnikova began documenting the herbal wisdom of her Russian heritage when she was 12. She came from a long line of old healers and her mother was a doctor with an interest in natural healing. Her book is wonderful for those interested in a natural approach to health. There are numerous safe and easy-to-make remedies for the following conditions: common colds (89 recipes), allergies (61), children's allergies (40), headaches (70), sleep (63), fatigue (19), stress (10), and asthma (51). Remedies use over 100 medicinal herbs, vegetables and other plants and are in the form of teas, 'nastoykas' (infusions), tinctures, juices, compresses, and just plain good advice. In addition, Konnikova spices up the text with personal antidotes and Russian folktales. Softcover 312pp. Learn More
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  5. Spicy

    MARIE CLAIRE SPICY

    by Michelle Cranston. The name says it all - Spicy! These recipes not are overly hot, but are quite flavorful. Marie Claire uses ginger, herbs, saffron, leeks, chili peppers and garlic to bring out new taste sensations for you to enjoy. Here is a cookbook that will give you exotic looking dishes that are quite easy to make with ingredients easily found in your local grocery store, if not already in your home. Soft cover 400pp Pub at $14.95 Learn More
    $6.95

  6. Microgreens

    MICROGREENS BOOK

    By Eric Franks and Jasmine Richardson. This expanding style of gardening has become very popular and demand has increased our own seed section of microgreens. Eric and Jasmine were first introduced to microgreens while staying at Elliot Colemans 4 Season Farm in Harbourside, Maine. After they left, they traveled to coastal California to start their own farm. Land was hard to find so they started with a small mountainside place growing microgreens for local restaurants. In this book they share with you how to plant, grow and harvest the most nutrient dense greens available. You will find that they can be easily grown in pots or trays on your porch, patio, deck, balcony or windowsill and enjoyed with recipes from some of Californias Big Sur chefs. Softcover 192 pp Learn More
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  7. My Garden

    MY GARDEN

    By Jamaica Kincaid. Join acclaimed writer Jamaica Kincaid in musings about her gardens in Vermont, her childhood memories of gardens in Antigua, her visits to English gardens, and her plant hunting trip to China. Beautifully written. Hardcover. 229pp. Pub at $23.00. Learn More

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  8. Native American Gardening

    NATIVE AMERICAN GARDENING - BUFFALOBIRD WOMANS GUIDE

    By Gilbert L. Wilson. Of special interest to economic historians, anthropologists, or anyone fascinated by Native American life. In 1917, anthropologist Gilbert Wilson recorded a year of gardening activities of Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born in 1839 North Dakota and raised in the tradition of sustainable agriculture. A fascinating account of how the women (who did all the agricultural work) broke ground and cultivated extensive crops of corn, squash, beans and sunflowers. Full of information on seed varieties, harvesting, drying, saving seed and food preparation. She also recalls songs, stories and ritualistic ceremonies essential to a successful harvest. Captivating reading. Softcover 144 pp Newly pub at $14.95 Learn More
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  9. Native Harvests

    NATIVE HARVESTS

    By E. Barrie Kvasch. -new edition- I had been trying to find this book for years so I was very pleased when the reprint came out. It offers even more than I expected. Published in 1979, it is still one of the few books on American Indian wild and cultivated foods with recipes. Kvasch researched how hundreds of tribes across the country used nuts, berries, fruit, tree sap, wild herbs, cultivated vegetables, ferns, lichens, mosses, mushrooms, wild game, and salt and fresh harvest for sustenance medicine, cosmetics and ceremony. The recipes she collected reflect native uses of harvest in soups, entrees, breads, beverages, smoking mixtures, chewing gums, and as seasonings. Kvasch drawings illustrate this field guide cookbook and ethnobotony study. Softcover 238 pp. Learn More
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  10. Natural Healing Wisdom

    NATURAL HEALING WISDOM**sold out**

    Compiled by Amy Rost. Naturopathic medicine relies on healing properites of the wisdom innate in the earth. When you work with this medicine, you use some of the oldest, most clinically researched medicine available ? natural therapeutics that have been applied for tens of thousands of years ? combined with the best of contemporary research and technology. This complete guide has herbalism, aromatherapy and essential oils, eastern healing methods, energy healing, flower essences, mind-body healing techniques, healing with foods, nutrition, diet and supplements, and other healing techniques with 7,498 charts, lists, tips, instructions, diagrams and illustrations. The resources and step-by-step instructions make this a complete and practical volume to use with useful practices, recipes and formulas for a lifetime of health. Oversized Softcover, 10 ?? X 14? 496 pp pub at $19.95 Learn More

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  11. Otherwise Normal People

    OTHERWISE NORMAL PEOPLE

    By Aurelia C. Scott. When Aurelia Scott met 75 year old Clarence Rhodes here in Portland Maine, she got her first taste of the obsessive world of rose gardeners. Rhodes is well known locally for riotous roses that abound on his small lot and out onto his sidewalk. He does not let cold winters, lack of space, or lack of money for equipment get in his way. His ingenuity and enthusiasm prompted Scott to interview a wide cross section of Americas "rose-a-holics" and her book provices us with lively accounts of these visits. Scott and her new found rose friends all come together at the ARS Spring Rose Show and we get an inside look at the action there. Finally, overcome with the world of hybrid roses, Scott visits heritage rose lovers, whom she believe will be less obsessive. Not so! Hardcover 235pp. Learn More

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  12. Plain and Happy Living

    PLAIN AND HAPPY LIVING

    Amish Recipes and Remedies -new edition- By Emma Byr The Amish believe that God put all man's needs in plants and that man's job is to learn how to use them for food and medicine. Emma Byler, an old order Amish woman was widowed at age 33 with 10 children to feed and no money. She found it a necessity to make do with what was on hand. Throughout her life, she jotted down the remedies, stories, and recipes that she valued and stored them in a shoe box. When Dr. Peter Gail, an anthropologist doing research on herbal remedies, came across Emma Byler (now in her 70's) and her shoebox, he realized what a treasure was stored there. He helped Emma put these into book form in her own words. In the book, she shares recipes for homemade household products, nutritious foods, and an extensive list of home remedies. The remedies were learned from her father, who in turn was taught them by a neighboring Indian. Emma also shares the ideas, wisdom, and best of all, the marvelous sense of humor, that brought her a rich and rewarding life. Don't miss this delightful and thought-provoking look at a simpler way of life. Softcover 156 pp? Learn More
    $17.95

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