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BARD Magazines

  • Horticulture: For Gardeners Everywhere. Audio.
  • Southern Living. Audio.
  • Yankee: New England's Magazine. Audio.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Living the Country Life.

On the RTB

  • At Home, Thursdays @ 1 AM.
  • Green and Growing, Mondays @ 10:20 AM.

Books

  • The Beginner's guide to starting a Garden: 326 fast, easy, affordable ways to transform your yard one project at a time. Sally Roth. Audio. A nature writer gives advice on starting a garden from scratch in stages, focusing on keeping things affordable and time-efficient. She includes tips on plant choices and combining plant varieties.
  • Plant, Cook, Eat: a children's cookbook. Joe Archer. Audio, Braille. A garden-to-kitchen cookbook that is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes.
  • Rodale's Garden Answers: Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs: at a glance solutions for every gardening problem. Bradley Fern Marshall. Audio, Large Print. An all-organic quick reference guide for gardeners.  Concise information on getting started, regional/seasonal tips, and on the causes and symptoms of common problems for vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
  • The New Low Maintenance Garden: how to have a beautiful, productive garden and the time to enjoy it. Valerie Easton. Audio. Garden columnist describes simplified gardens that are comfortable in size and scale, have minimal lawn, and require little dividing, pruning, spraying, staking, or topiary. Gives tips for working with nature, banishing weeds, editing plant selections, and incorporating containers, raised beds, and edible gardening.
  • The able gardener: overcoming barriers of age & physical limitations. Kathleen Yeomans. Audio. Nurse and gardener Yeomans covers general aspects of gardening while emphasizing adaptive techniques such as using raised beds, back-saving tools, easy-care plants, designing with plants that are fragrant, textured, edible, or even audible. Included are exercises for gardeners and mail-order sources for plants, seeds, and supplies (including adaptive tools).
  • Carrots Love Tomatoes: secrets of companion planting for successful gardening. Louise Riotte. Audio. Classic companion gardening book.
  • Living Fences: a gardener's guide to hedges, vines & espaliers. Ogden TannerBraille. Living fences can screen and camouflage and act as property-line boundaries or partitions. Discusses selected species for deciduous and evergreen hedges, annual and perennial vines, and fruit-bearing and ornamental espaliers. Provides tips on choosing, planting, training, and caring for living fences.

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