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Imagining the future of landscape planning and design

June 28, 2017

What does a city in harmony with nature look like? Is there such a city on this planet? Perhaps a more realistic question is what city has the plans and policies in place that will insure its transformation is in harmony with nature.

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Regional foraging: The taste of summer

May 9, 2017

Scroll to your region to discover the tasty summer flavors blooming in your area! For more foraging insights, check out our Timber Press Foraging Guides, perfect for newbies and experts who want to enjoy the abundance of wild foods in their region.

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Living Fire: Not your grandparents’ landscape

May 9, 2017

An excerpt from Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson.

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An interview with Gary Ferguson of Land on Fire

May 4, 2017

“While the effects of climate change vary greatly region to region, the entire planet is being affected to some degree.”

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California Foraging: 3 species you didn’t know were edible

October 2, 2014

Rediscover these common plants with help from California Foraging author Judith Larner Lowry. One foggy summer day near the coast, I discovered an unexpected treasure trove of California hazelnut bushes. They were loaded with sweet, mild nuts that were ripe and ready to eat. I found a comfortable place to sit, a rock to crack […]

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Defend your home against fire with these landscaping techniques

March 21, 2013

Wildfires are increasingly common in many parts of the United States, especially in California. Authors Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren assert that growing native plants diminish the impact of fire on the landscape and our homes. The following selection is from their book, The California Native Landscape. Defending your home against fire Vegetation often has […]

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Book review of Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest

March 8, 2012

Debra Daniels-Zeller, author of The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook, recently read a Timber title and reviewed it on her blog, Food Connections. Please welcome Debra today in sharing her thoughts with you about Essential Wines and Wineries of the Northwest by Cole Danehower.  I love it when I read a good book and I’m inspired to share the news. Essential […]

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Cheese and wine, wine and cheese

August 11, 2010

In addition to our gardening and horticulture books, Timber Press has a nice list of titles that relate to the Pacific Northwest. We’re very fond of our rainy home (don’t tell anyone, but we get sun too), and we have books that celebrate everything Northwest, from arts and crafts to local hiking. This week, we […]

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