e-books in progress or complete :

The Flowers Personified - JJ Grandville - 1847 - The language of flowers with exquisite plates of flowers in their human incarnations as women. Flower names in English, French and Latin with meaning; flora's hour, days and months; and a short course on the history, grammar and use of the language of flowers. The flowers tell the stories of their lives as humans.

Farmers of Forty Centuries: or Traditional Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan - F.H. King - 1911. Sustainable agriculture proven.

The Evolution of Horticulture in New England - Daniel Denison Slade - 1895

Letters From A Living Dead Man - Elsa Barker - 1914 - Judge David Patterson Hatch (d. 1912) through Elsa Barker's automatic writing, tells us what life is like on the other side of the veil. Comforting, inspirational, thought-provoking. Everyone who reads this book is uplifted. His next book is War Letters from a Living Dead Man. [complete online]

War Letters From A Living Dead Man - Elsa Barker - 1915 - The Great War from another perspective. [complete online]

Last Letters From The Living Dead Man - Elsa Barker - 1919 - The third and final Living Dead Man book.


The War Garden Victorious Charles Lathrop Pack - 1919 - "Coming events, we are told, cast their shadows before. Among the prophetic shadows now hovering over us is a finger of cloud which points to vital changes in the business of feeding the world. Indeed, these changes are already taking place. In part they have taken place, but many of us, being of those who have eyes yet do not see, are still unaware that the old order has changed and that the new order of things has come to pass." (from Chapter 13) World War I War Gardens were tremendously successful and can inspire us today to help end hunger. This book can serve as a blueprint of action.

Food Saving and Sharing
Telling How the Older Children of America May Help Save - from Famine - Their Comrades in Allied Lands Across the Sea.
Prepared under the direction of THE UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION. - 1918

Victory Gardens Handbook of the Victory Garden Committee War Services, Pennsylvania State Council of Defense - April 1944
A Handbook on necessity, history, organization, planning, planting, cultivating and preserving food in the Victory Gardens of WWII. Can be used as a guidebook to promoting the new sustainable Garden movement.

Ministry of Agriculture Allotment and Garden Guides - 1945
A series of 12 leaflets published by the U.K. Ministry of Agriculture at its wartime base at the Berri Court Hotel in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England  "...to help you to get better results from your vegetable plot and your fruit garden." I now have all but the August 1945 leaflet. If you know where I can find It, please  email me.

Dig for Victory Leaflet No. 1 - Cropping Plan referred to in above guides.

The Old and the New in Corn Culture - Article from the 1918 Yearbook of Agriculture. Interesting facts about corn and its significance in American history. Fascinating Hopi method of planting corn in arid region.

The Garden Magazine
Beginning with the May 1917 issue, articles about war gardening started to appear. In this issue President Wilson makes gardening a patriotic duty and a garden plan is included.