Pacific Horticulture’s 2022 Gift Guide

8 Great Book Suggestions from Pacific Horticulture

1. Grow Now, Emily Murphy

Workman Press

Did you know you can have a garden that’s equal parts food source and wildlife haven? In Grow Now, Emily Murphy shares easy-to-follow principles for regenerative gardening that foster biodiversity and improve soil health. She also shows how every single yard mirrors and connects to the greater ecosystem around us.

Read a Book Review by Lorene Edwards Forkner, here.

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2. Teaming with Bacteria, Jeff Lowenfels

Workman Press

In his new book Teaming with Bacteria, Lowenfels digs into the new science behind how endophytic bacteria supply nutrients to a large array of plants and explains, in accessible language, how this information applies to home gardeners, small-scale farmers, and cannabis growers. Based on cutting-edge science that will help gardeners increase plant health and productivity, Teaming with Bacteria is a must-have addition to every organic gardener’s library.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 35% discount on Workman Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

3. From the Ground Up, Alison Sant

Island Press

For decades, American cities have experimented with ways to remake themselves in response to climate change. These efforts, often driven by grassroots activism, offer valuable lessons for transforming the places we live. In From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, design expert Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. She shows how, from the ground up, we are raising the bar to make cities places in which we don’t just survive, but where all people have the opportunity to thrive.

Read our Book Except Article; From the Ground Up: Part 2, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Island Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

4. The Crevice Garden, Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs

Filbert Press

Mountains, deserts and coastlines are home to some of the most interesting plants in the world and a crevice garden with its closely packed rocks and free-draining soil media provides the perfect environment for them. This book offers in-depth guidance on the design, construction, and planting of crevice gardens of all kinds including those suitable for containers, small gardens and public parks and features over 250 recommended plants from easy-going succulents to discerning alpines.

Read our Book Except Article; West Coast Rock Gardening with Foreword by Paul Spriggs, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Filbert Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

5. What Your Food Ate, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

W.W. Norton & Company

David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond the well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to that of crops, livestock, and ultimately us.

 

6. A Field Guide to the Plants of Armenia, Tamar Galstyan

Filbert Press

The flora of Armenia is one of the most diverse and interesting in the world and includes many favorite garden plants and their relatives. This essential companion for plant enthusiasts and botanists describes more than 1000 plants including bulbs, herbaceous plants, woody plants, grasses and ferns.

Read a Book Review by Panayoti Kelaidis here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 25% discount on Filbert Press Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

7. The Coasts of California: A California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann

Heyday Books

California’s coastline is world famous, an endless source of fascination and fantasy, but there is no book about it like this one. Obi Kaufmann, author-illustrator of The California Field Atlas and The Forests of California, now turns his attention to the 1,200 miles of the Golden State where the land meets the ocean. Bursting with color, The Coasts of California is in Kaufmann’s signature style, fusing science with art and pure poetic reverie.

Read a Book Review by Steven Haddock, here.

Pacific Horticulture Members receive a 20% discount on Heyday Books – Log into your Member Portal to get your discount code. Not A Member? Become a Member Today

 

8. The Healthy Garden, Kathleen Norris Brenzel and Mary-Kate Mackey

Abrams Books

A gardening book for the times we live in, The Healthy Garden combines practical advice for starting a garden with a rare view into how home gardening builds resilience, personal happiness, and community strength. Filled with savvy tips from dozens of experts, each chapter celebrates the many ways gardening works to build health. These professionals and passionate plant people offer lively insights into landscape design, soil science, nutrition, and plant choices. With its can-do, Victory Garden approach, The Healthy Garden is essential for anyone seeking to live closer to nature in their own backyards.

 


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Great Gifts from Pacific Horticulture:

Pacific Horticulture Ball Cap

Climate change is daunting and here in the Pacific region, we face its impacts daily. However, in the hands of gardeners, the landscape is changing.

Let this Pacific Horticulture ball cap protect your head from the sun while you are out in the garden.

2022 Campaign of Support Framed Poster

Show your support of Pacific Horticulture’s 2022 Campaign of Support in any room with this framed poster printed on high-quality paper, with a partly glossy, partly matte finish.

Original Painting by Pacific Horticulture Board Member, Sandy Fischer.

Pacific Horticulture Recycled Cuffed Beanie

Let this Pacific Horticulture recycled cuffed beanie keep your head warm and protected while you are out in the garden.

Share your love of resilient Pacific region gardening #pacifichorticulture #gardenfuturist

Garden Futurist Organic Cotton Baby Bodysuit

Show the world that you support the next generation of Garden Futurists and that you support change on the ground (and in it).

Don’t forget to share it on your favorite social media platform: #GardenFuturist #PacificHorticulture.

2022 Campaign Of Support Artwork Notebook

Show your support of Pacific Horticulture’s 2022 Campaign of Support with this campaign artwork Notebook by Pacific Horticulture Board Member, Sandy Fischer. This custom wire-bound notebook will be a great daily companion whenever you need to put your thoughts down on paper!

Garden Futurist Ball Cap

Let this Garden Futurist ball cap protect your head from the sun while you are out in the garden.

Share your love of resilient Pacific region gardening #pacifichorticulture #gardenfuturist

 


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Painting by Sandy Fischer, Pacific Horticulture Board Member