Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia Of Organic Gardening
The Indispensable Resource for Every GardenerBook - 1992
Features over four hundred entries covering all aspects of organic gardening and includes step-by-step gardening techniques
Over 400 entries of the most practical, up-to-date gardening information ever, collected from garden experts and writers nationwide!
"Gardens are places to renew yourself in mind and body, to reawaken to the truth and beauty of the natural world, and to feel the life force inside and around you. And the organic way to garden is safer, cheaper, and more satisfying. Organic gardeners have shown that it's possible to have pleasant and productive gardens in every part of this country without using toxic chemicals. They make their home grounds an island of purity."
Attitudes have changed in the 32 years since the first edition, and the idea of eschewing chemical pesticides and fertilizers in favor of compost piles, crop rotation, and other such means of growing healthy plants has broader acceptance. The Encyclopedia sets forth the basics, with entries on a large number of plants and their cultivation, soil preparation methods, pests, garden plans, etc. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
An new edition of the 1978 classic features more than 420 entries organized alphabetically and written and edited by more than fifty of North America's leading gardening experts and includes hundreds of how-to illustrations and step-by-step techniques.