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David Allen Sibley

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David Allen Sibley (born 1962, in Plattsburgh, New York) is an American naturalist. The son of ornithologist Fred Sibley, he began watching and drawing birds at a very young age, and spent most of the 1980s and 90s traveling all over the North American continent in search of birds. He is the author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds (and several other books about birds) , as well as the Sibley Guide to Trees.
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Matt Mattus

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While most folks know me as a horticultural authority, the truth is my lifelong love of all plants began with raising vegetables. If you follow my blog Growing with Plants, you know that while i grow and collect many types of plants, vegetables are a passion as they have a deep connection to our past, and to our kitchens. I love to cook (and to eat) . In this book you learn things regardless of your gardening experience. First of all, it's personal so I share some of the varieties which I and my peers believe are currently the best available to raise from seed, but I go deeper. I myself love great gardening...