A steady backlist bestseller for decades, this updated and revised edition is bringing fresh new advice and new knowledge to gardeners everywhere.
With more than a hundred thousand copies sold, Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners since its publication in 2009. Now, almost a decade later, this fully revised version provides the most up-to-date information and tips to plant, grow, care for, and enjoy nontoxic gardens in any part of the country.
The new Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening is the best tool gardeners can buy to start applying organic and chemical-free methods to everything from fruit and vegetable crops to herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This book highlights innovative gardening techniques, organic soil practices, water reduction methods, and information on landscape design for gorgeous, sustainable gardens.
About Rodale Classics: The new Rodale Classics line is a revised and updated set of our most iconic and bestselling gardening titles. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and gardeners are consistently turning to our tried and true guides for reference. The company will continue to identify appropriate candidates for inclusion into the series in future seasons. The uniform branding and design on these covers will unite these books into a set, capitalizing on the strength and authority of the Rodale brand.
Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, and Ellen Phillips are all former managing editors of Rodale Garden Books. The three coauthored the 1992 edition of this title, in addition to having written numerous books and articles individually.
Deborah L. Martin earned a BS in horticulture from Purdue University. She's a former extension agent in the USDA's urban gardening program. Martin has edited books on gardening and contributes to Rodale's Organic Life. She lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
"Gardens are places to renew yourself in mind and body, to reawaken to the truth and beauty of the natural world, and to feel the life force inside and around you. And the organic way to garden is safer, cheaper, and more satisfying. Organic gardeners have shown that it's possible to have pleasant and productive gardens in every part of this country without using toxic chemicals. They make their home grounds an island of purity." --Robert Rodale