Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home by Eliot Coleman
Organic Vegetables From Your Garden All Year Long
If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought
those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot
Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States
has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North
American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety
of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic
covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands
upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable
pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable
cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel,
the same latitude as his farm in Maine.
This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and
expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best
gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh
produce from your garden all through the winter.
"Four-Season Harvest is a magnificent work. It's enticing, inspiring,
sensible, and it opens a whole new world for the home gardener."
—Peter Fossel, Country Journal
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Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman
Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and
"Attention to detail is the major secret to success in any endeavor,'
writes Eliot Coleman on page 156 of this absorbing and happily detailed
report on his ongoing efforts to grow flawless vegetables without
hothouses on the frozen 'back side' of the year. In chapters covering
everything from The Yearly Schedule and Greenhouse Design to Weed
Control and Marketing, Coleman tracks his own constant search for
perfection, a quality that has led more than one young farmer to exclaim
'I'd follow him anywhere.' Well worth reading even if you don't grow
vegetables, just to watch a master's mind at work."
—Joan Dye Gussow, author of This Organic Life
From the bestselling author of The New Organic Grower and Four-Season
Harvest, a revolutionary guide to year-round harvests of fresh, organic
produce—with little or no energy inputs.
Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s
taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot
Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published
20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the
harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in
Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone
can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can
use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this
comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.
Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and
gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest,
this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and
quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated,
movable plastic greenhouses.
The winter was not given to us for no purpose. We must thaw its cold
with our genialness. We are asked to find out and appropriate all the
nutrients it yields. If it is a cold and hard season, its fruit, no
doubt, is the more concentrated and nutty.
—Henry David Thoreau
Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and
maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices,
and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated
guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to
produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.
His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different
crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced
home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.
A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable
farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally
grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where
conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”
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The New Organic Grower
A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market
by Eliot Coleman
Foreword by Paul Hawken
"Coleman conveys a vast amount of detailed information without ever
insulting the intelligence of the reader. He speaks as if to a fellow
home or market gardener, sharing what works for him and discussing what
he knows and what he doesn't know. The New Organic Grower will be the
book you dog-ear and feather with yellow sticky pages, returning to it
time and again."
—San Francisco Chronicle
With more than 45,000 sold since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become
a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master
grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most
sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman
updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale
equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the
soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters
• Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from
the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available.
• The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale
greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect
and disease build-up.
• The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops
all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses.
• Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative"
solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants.
• The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know
to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live.
Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic
Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability,
smaller can be better.
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About the Author:
Coleman is one of America's leading practitioners of organic gardening
and farming. He has pioneered a "plant-positive" approach to
horticulture that surpasses chemical-dependent agriculture in every
way—producing vegetables that are exceptionally nutritious, delicious,
to Seed-Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners
by Suzanne Ashworth
Seed to Seed
Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners
Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific
techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book
contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its
botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination,
required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or
hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying,
cleaning, and storing the seeds.
Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home
gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small
scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in
the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques
she recommends for the home garden.
This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes
additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed,
which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge
about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by
expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast,
Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West
Coast, and Northwest.
Seed to Seed is the wisest guide to seed saving and grassroots genetic
preservation you will ever find. Suzanne Ashworth has distilled the best
information from researchers and the Seed Savers Exchange to guide
vegetable gardeners from all walks of life."
--Gary Paul Nabhan, author of The Desert Smells Like Rain, Gathering the
Desert, Enduring Seeds, The Geography of Childhood, and Songbirds,
Truffles and Wolves
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A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs
by Tammi Ruth Hartung
256 pages, 8 3/8 x 10 trim size, full-color photographs and
Grow Your Own Medicine!
A Complete Guide to Growing, Using & Enjoying More Than 100 Herbs.
-Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author
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Greenhouse Plans include plans to build a complete green house plus
other projects by Ron.
sample photos of the green houses just click here.
* See Ron's Garden Photos frem 2009!
* See Ron
Klinefelters Garden from 2006!
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To Build Outdoor Fire pits, Cookers, And Other Projects
By Ron Klinefelter
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Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
Rosemary Gladstar is the mother of modern herbalism. Her wisdom and
vision have inspired an entire generation of herbal healers, and her
insights into the healing power of plants have helped people everywhere
embrace more natural, healthy, and radiant lives.
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health is the author's
practical compendium of herbal know-how. Written with her signature
warmth, this must-have reference will help readers of every life stage
enjoy radiant well-being, every day. Limit stress and anxiety, get
adequate rest, boost immunity, improve mental acuity, and embrace life
balance — these are elements of Gladstar's prescription for wellness,
longevity, and boundless energy. To help achieve these goals, she offers
a number of general-wellness recipes, including 7-Herb Long-Life Soup,
Long-Life Elixir, and energy-inspiring Zoom Balls.
The bulk of the book is dedicated to specific herbal remedies for
everyone in the family — adults, babies, children, and elders. Good
Vision No-Cook Herbal Jam, for example, will help keep aging eyes
functional, while Rosemary's Itch Relief Remedy offers a soothing salve
for poison ivy. Whether a reader wants to soothe baby's diaper rash,
enjoy a better night's sleep, conquer headaches, cure a case of
athlete's foot, or boost a sagging spirit, Gladstar's time-tested herbal
remedies offer new options for natural healing.
These therapies are enhanced with an A–Z herbal apothecary featuring
detailed information about more than 90 herbs, as well as tips for
preparing herbal remedies from scratch.
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A Beginner's Guide
33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use
by Rosemary Gladstar
With Rosemary Gladstar's expert advice, anyone can make their own herbal
remedies for common
ailments, such as aloe lotion for poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture
digestion, and lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. Gladstar
profiles 33 of the most
common and versatile healing plants and then shows you exactly how to
grow, harvest, prepare,
and use them. Stock your home medicine chest with safe, all-natural,
preparations, and enjoy better health!
• Pages: 224
• Size: 7 x 9
• Color: Full-color; Photographs throughout
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The Perfect Pumpkin by Gail Damerow
Growing - Cooking - Carving
224 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, two-color.
Gail Damerow offers detailed instructions on how to grow and harvest
more than 95 varieties of pumpkin. The big orange pumpkin has a
multitude of purposes. It can be cooked, eaten, used as a container, fed
to livestock, raised for profit, and cultivated for record-breaking
The book includes:
* Growing and Harvesting Techniques
* Step-by-step projects, from carving to making soaps, creams, and
* Mouth watering recipes
* Tips on storage, freezing, canning, and drying
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About the Author
Author Gail Damerow lives in Tennessee, and operates a small-scale farm
raising chickens and other farm animals. She has raised chickens since
1970 when she bought her first home, which "came with chickens." Gail
has been a creative writing instructor at Tennessee Technological
University in Cookeville since 1988. She is the editor of Rural Heritage
magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, and the author of
several Storey titles for adults and children alike which include Your
Chickens, Fences for Pasture & Garden, and The Perfect Pumpkin. She has
been published in many periodicals, including Acres U.S.A., Backyard
Poultry, and Dairy Goat Journal as well.
Gail's book for adults, The Chicken Health Handbook, is considered
"Flawless" by Booklist (April 1994). Likewise, Ron Macher from Small
Farm Today magazine has said of Gail's Guide to Raising Chickens: "If
you want to raise chickens, you can go out and buy Guide to Raising
Chickens and have it all. This is the best single book on chicken
raising I have seen -- it has solid practical advice, good 'how-to'
tips, and covers everything. Buy this book."
Author's website: http://ruralheritage.com
Gail has also been a return guest on “The Power Hour with Joyce & Dave”
where she has been instrumental in exposing a very disturbing side to
the National Animal Identification Program [NAIS]. The Power Hour
Salutes GAIL DAMEROW for her dedication and efforts on this most
To learn more about NAIS please visit
to Store Your Garden Produce by Piers Warren
The Key to Self-Sufficiency
New Revised Edition!
In How to Store Your Garden Produce, author Piers Warren teaches how to
store and preserve your garden produce, enabling you to eat home-grown
goodness all year round. The easy to use reference section enables you
to quickly look up applicable storage and preservation techniques for
the majority of plant produce grown commonly in gardens and allotments.
The techniques include freezing, clamping, hanging, drying, bottling,
pickling, and fermenting.
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Food Without Freezing or Canning
Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying,
Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
The Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivant; New Foreword by Deborah
Madison, First Edition Foreword by Eliot Coleman
The Essential Guide to Preserving Nutritious Food
Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning (originally published as
Keeping Food Fresh) offers more than 250 easy and enjoyable recipes
featuring locally grown and minimally refined ingredients. It is an
essential guide for those who seek healthy food for a healthy world.
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War on Bugs by Will AllenReviews
Will Allen is an organic farming visionary. A true activist,
entrepreneur, and expert, he understands the complexities of farming
first hand and the impact that commercialization has had.
In the early nineteenth century as the American population grew rapidly,
demands on crop output increased. Seeing an opportunity to play upon
fears from market demand, chemical companies declared war on the vile,
profit-sucking, output-wreaking, arch-nemesis of the average American
farmer – bugs. With precision, pesticide manufacturers delivered a
“shock and awe” media campaign, that can only be paralleled to the
current blitzkrieg from today’s pharmaceutical companies. Bugs were the
threat to the American dream – and there was a cure available to every
farmer available in spray, granule, dust, or systemic form that could be
applied to your crops.
Will Allen’s War on Bugs reveals how advertisers, editors, scientists,
large scale farmers, government agencies, and even Dr. Seuss, colluded
to convince farmers to use deadly chemicals, hormones, and genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) in an effort to pad their wallets and control
the American farm enterprise.
Utilizing dozens of original advertisements and promotions to illustrate
the story, Allen details how consumers and activists have struggled
against toxic food. Echoing the warnings of seminal works on the topic
like, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 100,000 Guinea Pigs by Arthur Kallet
and F.J. Schlink, and Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, The War on Bugs
shouts that the time to stop poisoning our food, water, air, and
ourselves is now!
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"The War on Bugs is must reading for organic consumers and every
concerned citizen. Will Allen tells us the incredible story, in clear
but rousing language, of how corporations, out-of-control scientists,
and indentured government have carried out a literal 100 Year War
against organic and sustainable agriculture and family farms, and
provides inspiration for the organic food and farming revolution which
is already underway."
--Ronnie Cummins, National Director, Organic Consumers Association
"In 1984, when the gas leak from Union Carbide's pesticide plant in
Bhopal killed thousands, I asked myself why agriculture had become like
war. In the War on Bugs, Will Allen tells us why. Whether you care about
the bugs, or the food you grow or eat, this is a book you must read. It
will help us all move from violent agriculture to a non-violent
agriculture which protects all life and our health."
--Dr. Vandana Shiva, director of the Research Foundation for Science,
Technology and Natural Resource Policy and author of Stolen Harvest
"I have often wondered why independent-minded farmers follow the
recommendations of chemical and GMO seed salesmen. Will Allen takes us
through the history of chemical agriculture in the US, tracing the
collusion among chemical companies, university researchers and the media
to convince farmers that chemicals are 'progressive,' and absolutely
necessary to the success of their farms."
--Elizabeth Henderson, author, Sharing the Harvest
"Will Allen exposes how at every turn the government and the chemical
industry steered us toward synthetic and poisonous solutions to the
challenges of farming, drawing upon a unique combination of scientific
knowledge about their devastating effects on the environment and a rich
understanding of the organic approach--from doing it, as a farmer, in
--Mark Schapiro, editorial director of the Center for Investigative
Reporting and author, Exposed
"In classical Indian music the lineage and intellectual approach of
master and disciples is known as a gharana. Rachel Carson's 100th
anniversary provoked an enormous attack on her from the
pesticide-reactionary complex, shamelessly misrepresenting both her work
and its consequences, and quite literally calling her a mass murderer
responsible for the resurgence of malaria. Will Allen is a worthy
student of Carson's gharana, and in telling the history of earlier such
assaults from the pesticide complex, he shows us that her spirit and art
are alive, well--and still badly needed."
--Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
"Because of Will Allen, and other organic farmers and advocates like
him, we now can choose to eat foods without industrial chemicals, wear
clothes made from cotton grown without pesticides, and look again at
farms-at least the organic ones-as places of natural harmony, not as
industrial wastelands. In The War on Bugs, Allen documents how chemical
weapons manufacturers, among others, convinced farmers to spray their
toxic wastes on our soil, devastating our land and our health. You won't
believe what they didn't teach you in school. The produce aisle will
never look the same to you again."
--John Passacantando, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Food From Small Spaces by R.J. Ruppenthal
Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical,
comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces.
It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce
their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as
well as to raise bees and chickens-all without reliance on
energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics.
Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into
productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into
commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks
and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable
nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener
might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill,
hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is
too small or too dark to raise food.
With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums,
townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20
percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional
gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting
and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even
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Medicinal Herb Grower by Richo Cech (Volume 1)
Illustrated by Sena Cech Olivier
The book starts with “Principles of Natural Gardening Techniques,"
covering: observation in nature, planting with the seasons, creating
plant habitat, the benefits of diversity, and rules of (green) thumb.
The book then covers “Practices of Natural Gardening Techniques,"
practical "how-to's", covering: preparing the ground, making diverse
composts and potting soils, planting seeds and cuttings, caring for
plants, and harvest and processing of medicinal herbs and seeds. The
book is full of amusing anecdotes and is delightfully illustrated by
Sena Cech. We hope it reads a bit like a “James Herriot” of herbalism
and that it is as nourishing to you as cornbread. This book has a great
deal of information in it for the startup medicinal herb grower and also
for the advanced farmer of medicinal herbs. It will help engender
success in growing common weeds and rare and unusual plants. It will
help you if you are growing tulsi in a pot in New Jersey and if you are
trying to grow 100 acres of Skullcap on a farm in Costa Rica. The book
will inspire confidence in those that have a timorous relationship to
seed planting, and will improve the technique of those whose sweat hits
the earth and sprouts flowers.
176 pages, soft cover
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Zero-Mile Diet by Carolyn Herriot
A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food
Take a journey through a year of sustainable backyard food
production with Carolyn Herriot, one of BC’s top organic
This definitive month-by-month guide brings gardeners into the delicious
world of edible landscaping and helps take a load off the planet as we
achieve greater food security. Full of illustrative colour photos and
step-by-step instructions, The Zero-Mile Diet shares wisdom gleaned from
30 years of food growing and seed saving with comprehensive advice on:
• Growing organic food year-round
• The small fruit orchard and backyard berries
• Superb yet simple seasonal recipes
• Preserving your harvest
• Seed saving and plant propagation
• Dirt-cheap ways to nourish your soil
• Backyard poultry—it’s less time-consuming than you think
• Growing vegetables in the easiest way possible
• A–z guide to growing the best vegetables and herbs
Put organic home-grown fruits and vegetables on your table throughout
the year, using the time-saving, economical and sustainable methods of
gardening outlined in The Zero-Mile Diet. This book is about REAL food
and how eating it will change our lives for the better.
8 x 10 • 256 pp • April 2010
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100% Organic Pest Control: For Home & Garden
By Tom Roberts
Roberts offers gardeners alternatives to the use of poisons in
controlling insects. He discusses biological insect control (using
beneficial insects to kill destructive ones), cultural insect control
(rotating crops every few years, removing diseased or rotting plants,
and plowing old plants and vines under in the fall), and acute insect
control (using insecticidal soaps to spray on insects or picking and
crushing them by hand). He also suggests such techniques as organically
enriching the soil and controlling weeds. He lists 60 common pests and
explains their anatomy and life cycle and how to kill them. Roberts also
lists mail-order suppliers of beneficial insects and organic products.
In addition, this handy tool for pest identification is just the right
size for being taken right into the garden. Large color pictures and
descriptions of each pest and their life cycle help make identification
easy. Includes sections on biological, cultural, and acute insect
control; creating a good garden environment; Integrated pest Management
principles (IPM), insect resistance; cockroach IPM for the home; and
common pests of gardens and homes.
Softback: 90 pages.
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