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Not since the Greatest Generation marched off to war have Americans embraced home food gardening with such enthusiasm, with everyone from apartment dwellers to the First Family growing fresh, wholesome food. Seed to Supper provides the perfect introduction to food gardening and cooking with homegrown produce. America is a land of foodies. From local supermarkets to gourmet food trucks, we're cooking, buying and eating more discriminately than... more...

More than 100 recipes from Southern Appalachia's culinary renaissance The southern Appalachian Mountains are rich with produce, including wild ramps, corn, berries, and black walnuts. Drawing from these natural resources and fusing traditions of Native Americans and Scots-Irish settlers, the people of the region have developed a unique way of cooking. These foodways run in John Tullock’s blood. As a child growing up on an East Tennessee farm,... more...

Thanks to a "growing" interest in the local food movement, self-sustainability, as well as health and money-saving concerns, vegetable gardening is more popular than ever. Using full-color, step-by-step examples, Idiot's Guides: Vegetable Gardening covers all of the techniques and tools needed for every type of garden, including small plot, raised bed, container, and vertical. Ideal for all types of gardeners — whether they live in a rural, suburban,... more...

There's gold to be dug in backyard gardens! But to turn dirt into dough, amateur farmers need some business tips. In the face of rising food prices and food poisoning scares, people want locally grown food, giving small gardeners the chance to turn a profit—a healthy, green (not to mention good-for-you) profit. In this practical, step-by-step guide, you will learn how to: Sell overstock to local restaurants Participate in farmer's markets... more...

This is a book for adventurous gardeners with an appreciation for temperate orchid species and native wildflowers. A surprising number of terrestrial orchids are hardy, some able to withstand temperatures down to minus 50°F or minus 45.5°C. Though they have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate, in truth, most hardy orchids are no more so than a rose. This is great news for gardeners, who will enjoy filling their gardens with... more...

Gardening has "grown" to be more popular than ever. Idiot's Guides: Straw Bale Gardening features a great way to grow vegetables — even when space is limited. Hundreds of helpful, step-by-step color photographs illustrate how to arrange, prepare, and successfully grow a straw bale garden. Professional advice on what to grow and how to maximize yield is also included.