Gardening

Green Thumbs : A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor & Outdoor Gardening

By Laurie Carlson

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Create all kinds of gardens, and even learn how to raise praying mantises.
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Garden Craft for Kids : 50 great Reasons to Get your Hands Dirty

By Diane Rhoades

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A fascinating book with over 50 easy, fun projects for kids of nearly all ages. Suggested for grades 3-6.
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Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes : How to Grow a Rainbow Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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Describes how to plant and grow a variety of colorful vegetables, including red corn, yellow watermelons, and multicolored radishes. Suggested for ages 6-9.
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The Edible Salad Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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"Creasy shows readers how to grow favorite salad greens and vegetables then prepare them using delicious and unique recipes."

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The Edible Italian Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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"Creasy offers recommendations for selecting and growing the best varieties of Italian herbs and vegetables: basil, broccoli rabe, fava beans, and tomatoes."
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The Edible Herb Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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"Explore the world of fragrant and savory herbs and get tips on how to grow them abundantly. Learn how to use herbs in cooking, as well as in blends, herbed oils and vinegars."

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The Edible Heirloom Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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"Heirloom vegetables (historic varieties that are often not as widely available as commoner varieties) are being rediscovered and treasured. Rosalind Creasy recommends her favorite heirloom vegetable varieties and provides growing tips and tasty recipes like Squash Pie, Fricassee of Parsnips and Hot Slaw. Includes interviews with Debra Friedman, a cooking interpretor at historic Old Sturbridge Village, and Kent Whealy, director of the Seed Savers Exchange as well as a comprehensive list of suppliers."
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The Edible French Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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This volume comprises vegetables that are fundamental to French cuisine, like endives, leeks, shallots, and celery root, and classic recipes for preparing them: Pistou Souffle, a Green Aioli, and, of course, Ratatouille. Includes profiles of Tom McCombie, a California-based chef, and Georgeanne Brennan, co-owner of Le Marche seed company.

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The Complete Medicinal Herbal

By Penelope Ody

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"Elaborating on the healing powers of herbs, this guide demonstrates the best methods to extract healing properties and includes an A-to-Z portfolio of more than 120 medicinal herbs."
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Hummingbird Gardens: Attracting Nature's Jewels to your Garden

By Nancy L. Newfield

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"...provides how-to information on feeders, plant combinations, and garden design. It showcases the continent's 20-plus hummingbird species. By breaking North America into six regions, the authors give tips that are tailored for gardeners in all parts of the United States and Canada."
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