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What I’m Reading…Fermentation is your friend

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by  Sandor Ellix Katz Description from Amazon.com… “Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: […]

Elsewhere: Books: 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied crafts.

Lots of great ideas here for reading online, from  your library or buying. I am adding a lot of these books to my To Read list at GoodReads.com, too. 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied crafts. Sometimes a book is the best way to visit a place, idea, or […]

Top Gardeners Notebook posts for 2011

Here are the top Career Opportunities posts for 2011 according to page views. Check them out! Video: Transplanting Cast Iron Plant Photo: Basil seedlings I Like This – August 26, 2010 – Gutter Gardens I Like This – August 3, 2010 – iPhone Garden App for Math Challenged Gardeners Snowbells Video: Repairing a damaged drip irrigation line […]

What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy!

Everyone knows that the dark days of Winter is when gardeners turn to gardening and seed catalogs to fill their gardening fantasies. How about sharing your favorite catalogs with the readers of A Gardener’s Notebook? Leave a comment on this post with a link to your favorite catalog and where people might order their own […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce book

I have a copy of this book to give away and the contest will run for the next 2 weeks. You can enter with a comment here on the blog post, following the @gardenersnotebk twitter account or Liking the AGN page on Facebook. You can read my review of this book in this blog post […]

Book Review: Garden of Secrets Past by Anthony Eglin

Book Review: Garden of Secrets Past by Anthony Eglin: An English Garden MysteryMinotaur Books, 2011 I have been a big fan of Anthony Eglin’s books since reading the first English Garden Mystery, The Blue Rose. He caught me immediately with his protagonist, Lawrence Kingston, who was a learned and avid gardener as well as a […]

Book Giveaway Winner!

A winner has been chosen in our book giveaway contest for March. Facebook Fan Page member Minibox Farm has been selected randomly from the list of members from the Gardener’s Notebook Fan Page. Join the Fan Page and watch the blog here for upcoming giveaways.   Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy […]

What I’m Reading… Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It runs the gamut of preserved foods. The title says it all and then […]

What I’m Reading…The Wild Garden by William Robinson

This is a new edition of Robinson’s Fifth Edition of 1895 edition along with extensive expanded material. There is a long commentary on the original work and dozens of amazing photographs illustrating Robinson’s concepts on “The Wild Garden.” The new material, including the lovely photographs, are by Rick Darke. I have what is best described […]

Elsewhere Online: The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’

I will try and catch up with the authors as they make their tour nearby. I could use a lot of advice like this in sprucing up my own garden. Seen in The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’ from L.A. at Home by Craig Nakano Maybe you want to remove your lawn. Maybe you […]