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Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs

  • Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses (Paperback)  Author: Michael Dirr
  • Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia [Illustrated]   Author: Michael Dirr
  • Pruning (Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening) Author: Kris Medic
  • The Natural Garden Author: Ken Druse
  • The Natural Shade Garden: Ken Druse
  • Caring For Perennials: What To Do and When To Do It Author: Janet Macunovich

Vegetable Gardening


Insects & Diseases


The Environment

  • Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect
    Author: David W. Orr, 1994, Island Press
    Dept. Head of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College examines the roles that education and politics plays in our greater understandings of the environments around us.  Easy to read and should be part of every one's library and classroom.
  • Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment
    Sandra Steingraber
    Sandra Steingraber, biologist, poet, and survivor of cancer in her twenties, brings all three perspectives to bear on the most important health and human rights issue of our time: the growing body of evidence linking cancer to environmental contamination. In a gripping personal narrative, she travels from hospital waiting rooms to hazardous waste sites and from farmhouse kitchens to incinerator hearings, bringing to life stories of communities in her hometown and around the country as they confront decades of industrial and agricultural recklessness.
  • Noah's Garden: Restoring the ecology of our own backyards
    Author:  Sara Stein


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