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This Organic Life: confessions of a suburban homesteader, Gussow, Joan Dye
1 Gussow, Joan Dye This Organic Life: confessions of a suburban homesteader
White River Junction, Vt. Chelsea Green Pub. Co. 2001 1890132942 / 9781890132941 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Joan Dye Gussow is an extraordinarily ordinary woman. She lives in a home not unlike the average home in a neighborhood that is, more or less, typically suburban. What sets her apart from the rest of us is that she thinks more deeply--and in more eloquent detail--about food. In sharing her ponderings, she sets a delightful example for those of us who seek the healthiest, most pleasurable lifestyle within an environment determined to propel us in the opposite direction. Joan is a suburbanite with a green thumb, with a feisty, defiant spirit and a relentlessly positive outlook. At the heart of This Organic Life is the premise that locally grown food eaten in season makes sense economically, ecologically, and gastronomically. Transporting produce to New York from California--not to mention Central and South America, Australia, or Europe--consumes more energy in transit than it yields in calories. (It costs 435 fossil fuel calories to fly a 5-calorie strawberry from California to New York. ) Add in the deleterious effects of agribusiness, such as the endless cycle of pesticide, herbicide, and chemical fertilizers; the loss of topsoil from erosion of over-tilled croplands; depleted aquifers and soil salinization from over-irrigation; and the arguments in favor of "this organic life" become overwhelmingly convincing. Joan's story is funny and fiery as she points out the absurdities we have unthinkingly come to accept. You won't find an electric can opener in this woman's house. In fact, you probably won't find many cans, as Joan has discovered ways to nourish herself, literally and spiritually, from her own backyard. If you are looking for a tale of courage and independence in a setting that is entirely familiar, read her story. 
Price: 7.65 USD
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Garden Planning, Reader's Digest editors
2 Reader's Digest editors Garden Planning
Readers Digest 1992 Paperback Good 
Edited by John Brookes.

A complete guide to every aspect of planning and constructing a new garden presents plans for planning, changing, and adding new features to a garden's structure and features information on terrace, basement, balcony, and window-box gardens. 
Price: 3.00 USD

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Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden all Year, Reeves, Walter and Erica Glasener
3 Reeves, Walter and Erica Glasener Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden all Year
Franklin, TN Cool Springs Press 2001 1591862515 / 9781591862512 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good 
Month-By-Month Gardening in Georgia; Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you’ll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. 
Price: 3.99 USD
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How Carrots Won the Trojan War: curious (but true) stories of common vegetables, Rupp, Rebecca
4 Rupp, Rebecca How Carrots Won the Trojan War: curious (but true) stories of common vegetables
North Adams, MA Storey Publishing, LLC 2011 1603429689 / 9781603429689 Paperback As New 
How Carrots Won the Trojan War is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by these far-fetched tales of their favorite foods’ pasts. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. 
Price: 7.48 USD
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The Herb & Spice Companion, Webb, Marcus A. and Richard Craze
5 Webb, Marcus A. and Richard Craze The Herb & Spice Companion
New York Barnes & Noble 2006 076076655X / 9780760766552 Paperback Very Good 
This book guides the reader through all aspects of herbs, including their history; how to grow, harvest, and dry them; and their preparation for medicinal use. This volume also contains an extensive directory of more than 50 spices. Each entry gives the essential properties of the spice, as well as its medicinal and culinary uses where appropriate. 
Price: 3.25 USD
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Basic Gardening Illustrated, Zimmerman, Maureen Williams
6 Zimmerman, Maureen Williams Basic Gardening Illustrated
Sunset Pub Co 1985 0376030755 / 9780376030757 Paperback Good 
Covers fundamental cultivating, propagating, pruning, and landscaping techniques in addition to describing container gardening and recommending plants that are easy to grow. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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