Free Downloads
Down To Earth: Cold-Climate Gardens And Their Keepers

Two friends began peeking over fences to find out how people in cold climates grow their own food. Throughout the beautiful Elk Valley, in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, they found generous gardeners who taught them simple ways to grow more productive and sustainable gardens.In vivid colour, Down to Earth celebrates the viability of cold-climate gardening. Stories, tips, and recipes inspire you to plant a few seeds and create your own food security. No matter where you live, this book will help you meet the challenges of a short growing season.Due to a cold climate and a short growing season, gardening is a challenge for many people in Canada. Despite these hurdles, there are many inspiring gardeners who grow their own food and enjoy it year-round. Their harvest makes the zero-mile diet tangible to more than just those living in a warm, temperate climate.This book is a celebration of the beauty and diversity possible in cold-climate vegetable gardens. It is designed to guide and inspire you on a seasonal basis. We begin with winter planning, then progress to spring planting, the abundance of summer, and culminate in the rewards of a fall harvest. You will also find personal stories throughout the book that provide successful examples of cold-climate gardens.No matter where you live, we hope to inspire you to plant a few seeds, regardless of how large or small your garden space. If you are a seasoned gardener, perhaps you will learn some new tips. Overall, we hope to get you talking about how you, too, can grow some of your own food.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Oolichan Books (October 16, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0889823022

ISBN-13: 978-0889823020

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,895,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Climate > Colder Climates #36 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Region > Canada #1676 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Vegetables

Very good educational tool for those who care to look at it. If not the complete answer will help you narrow the field of things to continue to seek after. Well done.

Down To Earth: Cold-Climate Gardens and Their Keepers Miniature Gardens: Design and create miniature fairy gardens, dish gardens, terrariums and more-indoors and out Home Remedies for Ulcers (ulcer, stomach ulcer, peptic ulcer, ulcer symptoms, stomach ulcer symptoms, ulcer treatment, mouth ulcer, mouth ulcers, cold sore, cold sore remedies, cold sores) Take-Down Archery: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Building PVC Take-Down Bows, Take-Down Arrows, Strings and More Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality (Topics in Down Syndrome) by Terri Couwenhoven 1st (first) Edition (10/10/2007) Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide to Cold Climate Gardening: How to Select and Grow the Best Vegetables and Ornamental Plants for the North (Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides (Houghton Mifflin)) Cold Climate Gardening: What, Where and When to Plant in South Deschutes, North Klamath and North Lake Counties Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems (Advances in Soil Science) Pipelines and Permafrost: Science in a Cold Climate (Carleton Contemporary Series) Landscaping with Tropical Plants: Design Ideas, Creative Garden Plans, Cold-Climate Solutions Cold-Climate Gardening: How to Extend Your Growing Season by at Least 30 Days Aquaponics in Winter: How to Heat Your Aquaponic Garden in Cold Climate Successful Cold-Climate Gardening Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate Microfarming at high latitudes: A resource for small-scale, cold-climate food security The Permaculture Promise: What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and around the World Earth's Climate: Past and Future Quick and Easy Container Water Gardens: Simple-To-Make Water Features and Fountains for Indoor and Outdoor Gardens