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The Shakers are noted among gardeners and farmers as the first commercial producers of species seeds. Today they are best remembered and respected for their holistic approach to tending the earth responsibly and reaping God's bounty. This unusual book presents modern advice on gardening, food preservation, and cooking, all based on Shaker doctrine and values. It also includes a "book-within-a-book"-an exact facsimile of the original Shaker Gardener's Manual, published in 1843 and retailed throughout the United States at that time for six cents. The Shaker Book of the Garden takes its enclosed 1843 edition of The Gardener's Manual as its inspiration, and reinterprets its text for today's environment-conscious gardener. It is enhanced with attractive full-color na¯ve art, and covers topics that include:
* Tools * Nurture Your Dirt * Sowing & Planting
* Pest Control * Harvesting * Preserving & Pickling . . . and others.
Here is a wonderful gift book for friends who are gardeners, as well as a fine book of advice on gardening that deserves a place in every home library. 70 charming color illustrations.
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For the modern-day gardener, the real interest in the Shakers lies not in their commercial success (they were the first commercial producers of species seeds in America) but in their spiritual and holistic approach to tending the earth.
Fortunately for the contemporary reader the Shakers left a handbook outlining their methods and philosophy, which has been used as the base text for The Shaker Book of the Garden, along with a modern gloss on the proven benefits of gardening—and thinking—in the Shaker Way. Complementing time-tested, practical advice are wise words extolling the wisdom of the simple and sustainable Shaker approach to gardening and, indeed, to life.
Charming, colorful illustrations interweave with the text and conjure up the atmosphere of Shaker communities. A facsimile of the 1843 edition of The Gardener’s Manual gives the reader a direct link to this inspiring tradition.
Lorraine Harrison earned a master’s degree in garden history at the University of London. Her field of expertise encompasses the study of women gardeners in both the United States and Britain.
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Book Description Barron's Educational Series, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0764157116
Book Description Barron's Educational Series, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110764157116
Book Description Barron's Educational Series, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0764157116