Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

by Fern Marshall Bradley (Editor), Barbara W. Ellis (Editor)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal
As the subtitle suggests, this book (an updated version of Rodale's Encyclopedia
of Organic Gardening , 1959) is a basic reference, not only for organic
gardeners but for all gardeners. As integrated pest management becomes more
important, for instance, the methods and products that have been known to
organic gardeners for decades are now being investigated and appreciated by the
mainstream. Composting, xeriscaping, permaculture, environment--all these and
400 or so more have complete entries. A useful introduction explains how best to
use the book and suggests core sections for initial reading. Entries are
cross-referenced and include further reading lists, related organizations, and
key words. Common and botanical names are listed, and while food plants are
entered under their common names, ornamentals and herbs are entered under their
botanical names. This is an important, complete, well-arranged, and attractive
reference tool. Your patrons will expect to find it in your collections.

"...not only for organic gardeners but for all gardeners."--Library Journal

"Rodale's aim was to provide a comprehensive, readable, and practical book on
nonchemical gardening and farming. This update succeeds admirably in meeting
that goal--just as it continues, like its predecessors, to inspire responsible
stewardship of the land."--Linda Yang, The New York Times

Product Details

Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books; 2Rev Ed edition (February 15, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0878579990



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