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from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in
Cold Climates - by John Whitman. Fresh is simply best. To get the
tastiest, most nutritious produce, you have to grow your own, and in a cold
climate this presents unique challenges. Fresh from the Garden will help you
extend the growing season to produce the best vegetables, berries, and herbs,
right in your own backyard. The guide includes more than 150 edible plants and
helps you decide which varieties to choose; where and how to plant, tend, and
harvest them; and what to do with your bounty. Fresh from the Garden is a
clear, concise (yet comprehensive) guide, with nutrition information tables
and hundreds of helpful color photographs. A gardening text book!
When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times
- by Steve Solomon. This is a more advanced book for those who are serious about raising food. In this volume, Steve explains why intensive gardening methods are not natural and therefore require great amounts of energy and effort to maintain. A lot of information regarding soil health and cover cropping is included.
Places to Visit:
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
- 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Missouri Botanical Garden
- 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110
Chance Gardens, Centralia Historical Society
- 319 E. Sneed Street, Centralia, MO 65240
Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center
- 10 Research Center Road, New Franklin, MO 65274
Linda Hall Library Arboretum -
5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Powell Gardens - 1609 NW U.S.
Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 64061
St. Charles County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Gardens
- University of Missouri Extension, 260 Brown Road, St.
Peters, MO 63376
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