Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening: Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful and Delicious Garden

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Rodale Press, 1998 - Gardening - 368 pages
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Get more pleasure from your garden — and your life — with "Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening." In this lavishly photographed book, Maria Rodale shows how organic gardening can be beautiful as well as bountiful, lush as well as luscious, sophisticated as well as soul-satisfying. Maria takes a season-by-season approach, showing how you can design your landscape for maximum livability every month of the year.

Each season has its own special tips, tools, and techniques, from starting seeds and making compost through pruning and companion planting. There are delicious harvest-fresh recipes for each season, with wonderful ways to get more pleasure from cooking and eating your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. And there are in-depth interviews with gardening experts, revealing their special, hard-won secrets and techniques. There is even a seasonal calender so you can plan your gardening activities.

So pull up a chair and pick up "Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening." You'll discover a bold new world of beautiful and delicious gardening fun!

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User Review  - klyons15 - LibraryThing

Maria Rodale starts with a noble purpose--to glamorize organic gardening--but the book quickly degrades into a weak and far too vanilla pudding cookbook of gardening. It is less helpful than an ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening: Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful & Delicious Garden by Maria Rodale (Rodale Press Inc. 1998)(635.0484) is basically a goofy tome, though the word ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Maria Rodale is the founding editor of "Organic Style" magazine and vice chairman of Rodale, Inc., which she led into a hugely successful expansion and business revolution. She has been featured in national media including National Public Radio, "The Oprah Winfrey Show, " and "USA Today." Maria was twenty and unmarried when she gave birth to Maya Rodale, her daughter, and they have been on a journey of mutual self-discovery, honesty, and levity ever since. Maya was graduated recently from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she focused on writing and women in literature.

Maria is married and also has a daughter, Eve. They live in a small town in Pennsylvania. Maya lives in New York City with her little dog, Penelope, a Shiba Inu.

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