by Erica Huntley
“In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood
Just in time for your spring gardening, here’s a list of new books for gardeners of all skill levels. Be sure to email in your requests for the BCIT Seed Library also!
Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener by Jim Ulager (2019)
Available in e-book format from the BCIT Library, Beginning Seed Saving For the Home Gardener shows you how to harvest and prepare seed from your own garden for next year’s crop. Seed saving is an important part of preserving local food culture, a great way to connect with the life of your garden and it just may make you a few new gardening friends (seed-swap, anyone?). This book gives you all the facts you’ll need to make seed saving efficient and fun regardless of the size of your garden or skill level.
The New Seed-Starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel with Jean Nick (2018)
The New Seed-Starters Handbook is the revised and updated edition of a classic work on home gardening. Whether you’re new to growing your plants from seed or just looking to troubleshoot a specific sprouting problem, this is the guide for you. This thorough book is divided up into handy sections allowing you to quickly locate information.
The Northwest Garden Manifesto by John J. Albers (2018)
The Northwest Garden Manifesto is a gorgeously illustrated and thorough and practical introduction to the concept of biodiversity in gardening on the Pacific Northwest. Absolute beginners may be intimidated at first by the in-depth knowledge shared in this volume, especially if read cover-to-cover. Nevertheless, the book is sure to become a handy reference guide, and an inspiring call to action for gardeners of all levels.
Request and material pick-up information here.