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Taylor's Guide to Orchids
Taylor's Guide to Orchids
Paperback      ISBN: 0395677262
Describes how to plan and maintain an indoor orchid garden, including selecting the right varieties, choosing the proper materials and tools, and protecting the flowers against diseases and insects
Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom
The Healing Mushroom
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814993
Discover the healing properties of this gourmet delicacy, from folk remedies to the latest research on its benefits in lowering blood cholesterol, prevention of heart disease, and in immunotherapy.
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0425100634
For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies
Going Native: Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Going Native
Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Paperback      ISBN: 0945352859
Young Men & Fire
Young Men & Fire
Paperback      ISBN: 0226500624
A witness to the Montana Mann Gulch fire of 1949 explores the mysteries of the tragedy, with eyewitness accounts, new evidence, and research from fire scientists
Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Let It Rot
The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Paperback      ISBN: 1580170234
Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers
Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Epitaph for a Peach
Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Paperback      ISBN: 0062510258
The author describes the daily life of a California peach farmer, and the difficult decisions that have to be made to stay in business
Plant Intoxicants: A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
Plant Intoxicants
A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814985
First published in German by Wilhelm Schmid, Nuremburg, 1855, and here translated by Hedwig-Schleiffer, with a foreword by Martin Haseneier (an authority on Von Bibra) and technical notes by Jonathan Ott (an ethnobotanist). Von Bibra drew on his own travel experiences as well as writings of his predecessors to examine the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of the world's major stimulants and inebriants. He devotes a full chapter to each of 17 plants, ranging from coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerful narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. Witty, engaging, and intellectually open. Available from Healing Arts Press, Inner Traditions International, 1 Park St., Rochester, VT 05767. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Book of Outdoor Gardening
The Book of Outdoor Gardening
Paperback      ISBN: 0761101101
A guide to organic, natural, and resource-conscientious gardening covers such areas as feeding the dirt, composting, heirloom vegetables, optimizing floral fragrance, and working without chemicals. Original. Tour.
Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0811720187
Identifies more than one-hundred plants native to the United States and Canada and offers advice on harvesting and preparation