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SEED LIBRARIES;

Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in different cultivars than a company based in the Southeast. However, the absorption of these small, independent seed businesses into large multinationals – combined with the advancement of biotechnology, resulting in hybrids and genetically modified seeds – has led to a serious loss of genetic diversity. The public is now at the mercy of the corporations who control the seeds.

In the past few years, gardeners have realized the inherent danger in this situation. A growing movement is striving to preserve and expand our stock of heritage and heirloom varieties through seed saving and sharing opportunities. Seed Libraries is a practical guide to saving seeds through community programs, including:

  • Step-by-step instructions for setting up a seed library
  • A wealth of ideas to help attract patrons and keep the momentum going
  • Examples of existing libraries and other types of seed saving partnerships

Whoever controls the seeds controls the food supply. By empowering communities to preserve and protect the genetic diversity of their harvest, Seed Libraries is the first step toward reclaiming our self-reliance … while enhancing food security and ensuring that the future of food is healthy, vibrant, tasty and nutritious.

$19.95

CREATING A WILDFLOWER MEADOW E-HANDBOOK;

Wildflowers can enhance the beauty of your yard and add to your enjoyment. Wildflower meadows cost less than lawns to maintain, and consume much less water, gasoline, fertilizer and time.

This e-handbook describes how to grow meadow wildflowers that can fill either large or small yards with a seasonal procession of colors. Chapters include:

  • Selecting Wildflowers
  • Selecting Grasses
  • When to Plant
  • Transforming an Existing Field
  • Wildflower Meadow Maintenance
  • Species of Wildflowers


In addition to providing low-maintenance landscaping, wildflowers are extremely versatile and some species attract either butterflies or hummingbirds. 34 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

BASIC BREAD BAKING E-HANDBOOK;

There’s something so elemental about a good bread. It’s satisfying! It makes you feel well fed. And if it’s a bread you’ve made yourself, you also feel a lovely sense of gratification. In addition, you can make breads you’ll never find in any store or bakery.

This e-handbook teaches you the basics of making good bread, from Cinnamon Raisin Bread to Monkey Bread. Chapters include:

  • Ingredients That Make the Difference
  • Basic Techniques of Breadmaking
  • Basic Bread Recipes
  • White Breads
  • Wheat and Other Grains
  • Specialty Breads
  • Unleavened Bread


With the help of this handy resource, you'll be able to make bread you can brag to your friends about! 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

GRIT E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

GROWING THE BEST STRAWBERRIES E-HANDBOOK;

If there is one fruit everyone should grow, strawberries. It's the quickest to bear fruit and grow with ease. Homegrown strawberries deliver a delicious aroma and melt-in-your-mouth sweetness unlike any store-bought berries you ever tasted.

This e-handbook gives you instruction on how to grow your own juicy red strawberries. Chapters include:

  • Selecting Your Best-Bet Berries
  • Preparing to Plant
  • How to Plant
  • Cultivating
  • Fertilizing
  • Irrigating
  • Protection Against Winterkill
  • Harvesting
  • Renewing the Strawberry Bed
  • Other Ways of Growing
  • Diseases and Pests
Also included are delicious, mouthwatering recipes for jams, jellies, pies and more! 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95