Organic Gardening & Seed Saving Books & CDs
Living Lightly on the Land: Self Reliance in Food and Medicine by Dan Jason (epub format)
I’m happy, proud and excited to announce that I’ve entered the realm of e-book publishing. For a few years now I’ve regretted not having a gardening/farming manual available despite having written successful ones in the past. I’ve been reluctant to reprint any of them because of printing and paper costs but now, thanks to modern technology, you can get a book of mine on your screen or Pad with just a few clicks. (If you will be reading this on a desktop computer we recommend Adobe Digital Editions.)
The book I’ve chosen to offer as an e-book is Living Lightly on the Land: Self Reliance in Food and Medicine. Many people have told me how much they were influenced and inspired by it. It’s been very gratifying for me to see how solid a book it was: I’ve had to do very little updating of it despite having written it in 1998.
This book has chapters on all the beans and grains promoted by Salt Spring
Seeds and includes many of our favourite recipes for preparing them. There
are also chapters on Edible and Medicinal Weeds, Garlic, Winter Crops and
Common Vegetables. There is a section on Organic Techniques and Philosophy
including discussions of Composting, Cover Cropping and Mulching. The last
Section is entitled Seeding the Future and has chapters on Seed Business,
Seed Saving, Food Choices and Seeding Community.
All this for only $9.99! (+ applicable taxes)
PLEASE NOTE: this is a digital book, readable with an epub reader and the purchase will be completed separately from shippable goods.
Saving Seeds As If Our Lives Depended On It by Dan Jason
This book is divided into four parts, all part and parcel of my urging you to partake in the responsibility and the joy of saving seeds.
Part 1 is a personal overview of how seed affairs have gotten to be what they are. This section is an encapsulation of twenty years of observing the seed world while participating in it as a mail order seed company.
Part 2 has some thoughts I now have about seeds and some of the background experiences that led to those thoughts. I'm hoping this section excites you to the possibilities of what might be in store for you if you take The Seedy Road.
Part 3 is a beginner's guide to saving seeds. Saving seeds is simple, easy and straightforward.
Part 4 lets you know that the revitalization of seeds is already a social movement. Beyond actually growing seeds, there are many ways to participate effectively in the preservation of our seed heritage.
Special-Expanded 5th Edition temporarily on sale for only $10!
Natural Insect, Weed & Disease Control by Linda Gilkeson, Ph.D
Everything a Pacific Northwest organic gardener needs to know to manage pests, diseases and weeds for vegetable and fruit gardens, lawns, roses and other ornamentals.
A completely revised and expanded edition (2013) with updated information on safe effective methods and over 200 photographs.
$22 a copy
New. The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour
How to grow your own food 365 days a year no matter where you live in Canada.
The best comprehensive guide available with many beautiful colour photographs.
$24 a copy
Gardens of Destiny with Dan Jason. A Feature Documentary by Jocelyn Demers
Filmmaker, Jocelyn Demers meets Dan Jason on Salt Spring Island on Canada's west coast. Dan is an organic gardener with a fantastic selection of seeds, vegetables, grains, medicinal plants and flowers. He is also the head of the grassroots organization called the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, a network of Canadian gardeners who are preserving as much plant diversity as is possible. Mr. Jason has been a long time critic of the non-organic food system in North America. Jocelyn Demers explores Dan's garden and seed world and investigates what other experts from the agriculture milieu think about Dan's observations.
The copies on sale on this website are for personal use only. For TV rights or educational rights contact the filmmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDENS OF DESTINY investigates many important issues related to pollution and health. These include genetic engineering, Terminator seeds and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture. Additionally, it examines how organic food has proven to be protective against cancer.
GARDENS OF DESTINY offers several easy and sometimes fun solutions for citizens and governments. Two of these remedies include supporting organic growers and starting your own organic garden.
75 minutes, available for $20
Year-Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast. 2nd edition. 2010. 70 pages
This is an newly updated edition, packed with tips on how to keep fresh food on the table all year.
This manual fills a gap in the gardening literature by showing how gardeners in the mild climate of the West Coast can enjoy fresh vegetables and fruit all year. The emphasis is on how to grow over 30 kinds of hardy salad greens, root crops and other vegetables that can be harvested directly from the garden, fall through spring (without a coldframe or greenhouse). The author describes how to choose varieties for the longest harvest, when to plant each crop and gives simple methods for protecting crops during cold snaps. She also covers planning winter crops to fit in with summer planting schedules to make the most efficient use of garden beds.
The manual includes a chapter on curing and storing methods for summer grown vegetables and fruit that keep well for fresh eating over the winter. There is a chapter on managing common pests organically and a chapter on simple methods for saving and storing seeds. Rounding out the contents are lists of references and seed suppliers, an index and an 'A-to-Z' section with cultural details for key winter crops.
$15.00 (postage extra)