of Forty Centuries: or Traditional Agriculture in China, Korea
and Japan. -
F.H. King - 1911.
I found it very interesting that many
Asian farmers own and work several small pieces of land which may be several
miles apart. This is intensive, sustainable agriculture proven.
[complete text - no photos]
Evolution of Horticulture in New England
Daniel Denison Slade - 1895. This book is very interesting for its use of
the grammar and spelling of the times as shown in quotes from letters to and
from notables. It is footnoted and can serve as a historical source and
would be of interest to linguists. The account of the "Evolution of
Horticulture" could have used more detail but still gives insight into the
first European settlers' lives in the New World.
War Garden Victorious - Charles Lathrop Pack - 1919. This book was a
real eye-opener for me and shows how a grassroots movement can accomplish
great things. The National War Garden Commission was not a government
agency, but a private group which helped organize and popularize war
gardens during World War I. The war gardens can serve as a model to us today of ways
government, schools, corporations and individuals can work toward
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. -
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.
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,
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.