We have an interesting selection of books that will help your garden or fruit orchard be successful. Some of the books we offer are on a range of specific topics such as nut trees or edible native plants. We also use them as reference guides and have found them to be very helpful. If ordered separately, the books are sent by USPS media mail (media mail). There is an additional shipping cost per book whether sent with trees or by themselves. If you order books only be sure to select the "books only" shipping option. The cost on the website shows $0.00 but the correct shipping charge will be added by the time your order is completely filled out.
If ordered separately, video orders are shipped by media mail for $4.00. If ordered with plants, the normal shipping chart is followed.
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Using the Miyawaki method to rapidly rewild the world. A new approach to planting trees to help mitigate the climate crisis that can be implemented by communities or families. 205 pages. $4.95 shipping charge.
How symbiotic Fungi work with roots to support plant health and build soil fertility. Mycorrhizal Planet book is filled with regenerative practices for the farm, garden, orchard, forest and landscape. Very thoroughly researched and loaded with useful information. Large format, hardcover, lavishly illustrated. 244 pages. $4.95 shipping charge.
by Blake Cothron. The Paw Paws book is a complete growing and marketing guide of America's largest native fruit. Covers botany, history, organic pest and disease control, with harvesting, marketing, processing, recipes and comprehensive cultivar descriptions. A great resource for backyard and commercial growers. Well-illustrated. $4.95 shipping.
Written by the Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante. Preserving Food with out Freezing or Canning uses traditional French techniques using salt, oil, sugar, alcohol, vinegar, drying, cold storage, and lactic fermentation. $4.95 shipping charge.
Written by Judy Glattstein. The sweet science of making preserves is a time honored tradition, one that endures from coast to coast. This inviting cookbook and memoir, includes more than 100 recipes for jam, jellies, and preserves. Preserving Memories uses everything from chokecherries to serviceberries, apple to quince, making preserving an easy and enjoyable experience. $4.95 shipping charge.
A practical, comprehensive, and essential how-to manual with information on growing perennial crops, soil fertility, water security, nutrient dense food, and more. 2013. 320 pages. Full-color illustrations. $4.95 shipping charge.
By Vitek Hrdousek et al. The Service Tree, Sorbus domestica (aka Cormus domestica) is a rare European fruit tree with a rich history and 500-year lifespan. This book is the first full-length exploration of a greatly underappreciated fruit tree by the world's foremost expert on the species. Addresses the history, pomology, propagation, cultivation and harvest of these very unique fruits, including recipes. New English translation from the original Czech. Full color, 251 pages.
Danny Barney covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic orchard fruits. Offering expert tips on selecting the right site, choosing the best cultivars, designing and maintaining a sustainable orchard, and efficiently harvesting fruit, Barney also helps you develop a viable business plan, acquire necessary organic certifications, and identify niche markets for your products. $4.95 shipping charge.
Written by Lon Rombough. The Grape Grower - a Guide to Organic Viticulture is an excellent, comprehensive text packed with information, well illustrated, color photos. Large format, 288 pages. $4.95 shipping charge.
Practical techniques for improved plant performance!
Grafting is a long-established skill that is used to improve the performance of ornamental and productive plants. Fruit trees are grafted to control their size, willows to produce attractive weeping forms, and tomatoes and melons to enhance their disease resistance. Peter MacDonald describes the latest grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs, including information on the reasons for grafting, clear instructions on the formation of the graft union, bench grafting techniques, field grafting, vegetable grafting, and cactus grafting. An A-to-Z appendix of plants features detailed information on what type of graft should be used, when it should be done, what type of root stock needs to be used, and what environment it needs to be kept in. $4.95 shipping charge.