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#IReadIndie: The Bookworm

by Timber Press on February 10, 2018

in Gardening

Photo by Jackie Cooper.

At Timber Press, we are honored to be a part of the colorful indie publishing community. In addition to supporting powerful campaigns like Workman’s #IReadIndie, we want to celebrate independent bookstores and their communities. Supporting independent authors, publishers, and bookstores promotes diverse voices, small businesses, and community engagement. Here are some of the amazing booksellers stacking the selves across the country:

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Native bees are the middle children of the bee world. Honey bees get all the press—the books, the movie deals—even though they came over from Europe with the early colonists. With more and more native bees becoming threatened and endangered, it’s time to highlight some of the many iconic native bees. Here are a few local profiles from Paige Embry, author of Our Native Bees: America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.

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Burrowing in cow patties and snail shells, pollinating a plant that hits back, and crossing the road to get to the other side—the native bees of the Pacific Northwest are as eccentric and unique as the people that call this region home. Learn more about these Portlandia pollinators from Paige Embry and Our Native Bees: America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.

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If you have dogs, take their needs into consideration when designing your less is more garden. In a small yard, space is at a premium, and some careful planning can mean a safe, relaxing, personalized oasis for you and your furry friends.

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A mix of furniture sizes makes a patio comfortable for adults and kids.

Once the decision is made to upgrade a backyard, most of us want to get started immediately. But taking time to thoroughly identify what you really want from your space is a crucial first step to creating a successful, livable garden to enjoy with your friends and family.

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Once upon a time, small gardens were mainly confined to the condos, courtyards, and terraces of crowded urban areas while the typical suburban landscape tended to be large and sprawling. Today, small has become the new normal. And that is an opportunity, not a restriction.

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This female sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, has gotten herself smothered in pollen. Photo courtesy of Sam Droege’s USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.

Native bees are the poor stepchildren of the bee world. Honey bees get all the press—the books, the movie deals—and they aren’t even from around here, coming over from Europe with the early colonists.

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Enjoy this early peek into The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables to see how the beauty of Prince Edward Island inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write the redheaded and imaginative Anne Shirley.

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Photos from Flickr.

At Timber Press, we are honored to be a part of the colorful indie publishing community. In addition to supporting powerful campaigns like Workman’s #IReadIndie, we want to celebrate independent bookstores and their communities. Supporting independent authors, publishers, and bookstores promotes diverse voices, small businesses, and community engagement. Here are some of the amazing booksellers stacking the selves across the country:

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An entire mass of hyphae, or mycelium, visible on a decorticated log.

Which edible mushrooms are the favorites of survivalists? Of chefs? Are humans the only animals that feast on fungi? What kind of preparation makes a mushroom the most nutritious? Learn about using mushrooms as medicine, food, and nutrition from experts and authors of Mushrooms of the Southeast, Todd F. Elliott and Steven L. Stephenson.

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