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Permaculture for any space

March 31, 2017

To determine the best placement for plantings and structures, permaculture offers you a way to look at the garden in terms of zones, and there are sustainable options for gardens of every size.

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Are you wasting energy?

March 31, 2017

For existing buildings, an energy audit is a great place to start. You can do your own simple energy audit or have a professional consultant do a more thorough, technical job. Some cities, states, and utilities offer incentives for doing an energy audit on your home. Ultimately, an energy audit will tell you where inefficiencies […]

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Making the most of limited space

January 13, 2015

Andrea Bellamy outlines the basics of creating abundant and attractive Small-Space Vegetable Gardens. When you want to grow food in a small space, every square inch of soil has to work extra hard. Experienced small-space gardeners use a number of techniques to get the most from their gardens. Practicing succession planting, vertical growing, and winter […]

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How to save tomato seeds

September 25, 2013

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The 12 principles of permaculture

February 21, 2013

One way permaculture differs from other methods of gardening is that it is not just a set of practical techniques; it is a way of thinking and of adapting to a particular ecology. Whether you are starting a new garden, or introducing permaculture practices to an existing garden, these principles will help you to understand […]

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Chickpea and fenugreek: The speedy vegetable test

February 15, 2013

Goodness, this week has gone fast. It’s time for lunch already! It’s not that we didn’t believe Mark and Lia when they told us how fast you could grow certain vegetables. Or how harvesting them soon captures more flavor. It’s just that we love to eat food and it seemed like a good excuse to […]

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Timber in the Times

June 5, 2012

We were flattered recently by having not one, but two Timber Press books mentioned in the New York Times summer garden books round-up. While we might disagree with Dominique Browning’s claim that “No gardener worth her salt has time for lengthy books these days”, we certainly can’t disagree with her taste in books. (And we […]

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Create a Garden That Works For You

May 10, 2012

Timber Press is going to the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington, June 2–3, 2012. A number of our authors will be there, too, including David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) and What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden. Today, they share with […]

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