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Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees
Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees

Lori Weidenhammer · Douglas and McIntyre
Pages: 226
Format: Print book

Who knew modern civilization may be brought down, not by plagues or war, but by bees? Or, more correctly, by no bees? This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival...
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Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency
Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency

Josh Volk · Storey Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness...
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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms
Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Erin Benzakein · Chronicle Books
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

From Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration - a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements...
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Prairie & Plains States Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
Prairie & Plains States Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year

Cathy Wilkinson Barash · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Gardeners living in the wide-open Prairie and Plains states need this guidebook on their bookshelves--it's bound to get smudged with dirt from constant reference!Growing annuals, perennials, and edibles on the great plains or in windy prairie country can yield flat-out beautiful gardens--provided...
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Year of No Clutter: A Memoir
Year of No Clutter: A Memoir

Eve O Schaub · Sourcebooks
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a "Hell Room," she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary...
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The Children's Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow
The Children's Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow

Matthew Appleby · Frances Lincoln
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

A garden can be a place for discovery, creativity and fun, and a space that encourages children to enjoy and engage with the natural world.Through 52 exciting family projects, one for every week of the year, this book inspires parents and their children aged 5 to play and learn in the garden,...
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Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life

Peter Walsh · Rodale
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful process that millions of Americans confront every year. The need to downsize often arises at a momentous life change, whether you're an empty nester or retiree selling your family home, a newlywed...
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L'art de la Simplicité: How to Live More with Less
L'art de la Simplicité: How to Live More with Less

Dominique Loreau · Griffin
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by Eastern philosophy, Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Her lifestyle rests on the principle of less is more, and imbues all areas...
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