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The Urban Farmer
Raised Bed Revolution book cover
HortScience journal cover
HortTechnology journal cover
Journal of the ASHS journal cover
Year Round Vegetable book cover
New Organic Gardener book cover
Four season harvest book cover
Market Gardener book cover

Open Education Resources (OER)

Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be
applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that
uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems,
indigenous peoples, and other time-tested practices to create
sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted
in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is
interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including
regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate
technology, architecture, and international development.

Managing Alternative Pollinators

"Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists is a first-of-its-kind, step-by-step, full-color guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees and other bee species that provide pollination alternatives to the rapidly declining honey bee. Written by Eric Mader of the Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program; Professor of Entomology Marla Spivak; and Elaine Evans, author of “Befriending Bumble Bees,” the book includes expert information on the business and biology of pollination and how-to guidance on raising the alternative bee species.

Idaho Master Gardener Handbook

Gardeners use this basic gardening handbook as their text in the increasingly popular Master Gardener classes. The 25 how-to chapters cover everything from soil fertility to insect management.

Plant Anatomy and Physiology

The structure and functioning of plants, even that of massive 100-metre tall trees, is dependent on the structure of, and processes occurring in, microscopic cells. In this book we look at the major organelles in cells, the range of cell types in plants and how they are combined into tissues to create functioning leaves and other organs.


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