The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening

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PublishingWorks, 2001 - Gardening - 240 pages

Here is an entertaining, common sense organic gardening book from a master of both gardening and storytelling. The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening reconnects us to the four gardening cycles of the year -- from spade to seed to grain to bread--through anecdotes and history, poetry and wit, politics, stories, and lots of down-to-earth organic gardening tips.

This is a gardening book for beginners, as well as for more experienced organic and biodynamic gardeners willing to learn thrift and practicality from the "woodchuck." It tells the story of the author, Ron Krupp's thirty years of garden-based learning. Part gardening primer, part map for your own gardening journey, part guide to the universe.

 

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Contents

THE GREENEST OF SEASONS
2
Chapter 1
3
A Woodchucks AllPurpose Formula
9
Spring Blooms And Edibles
14
Flower Seeds
16
Late Spring Gardening
31
Chapter 5
39
Summer
49
Chapter 11
81
Chapter 13
89
Chapter 14
100
Chapter 16
117
CHAPTER 3
153
Winter
171
Chapter 26
177
Chapter 28
185

Chapter 7
57
Chapter 10
71

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About the author (2001)

Ron Krupp, teacher, writer, entrepreneur, and community organizer, has been farming and gardening in Vermont for more than thirty years. He has a master's degree in teaching from Antioch University and a master's degree in agriculture from the University of Vermont. He studied biodynamic gardening and farming at Emerson College, U.K.

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