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Seed Library Growing Companion: Growing Your Garden

Lists of books and resources on starting, growing and harvesting vegetables and flowers in your own back yard! Created in conjunction with the Davenport Library Seed Library.

City of Davenport Composting Information

The New Organic Gardener

The Ecological Gardener

Vegetable Garden Pest Book

Midwest Gardener's Handbook

The Living Soil Handbook

Growing Under Cover

Niki Jabbour shows how to use row covers, shade cloth, low tunnels, cold frames, hoophouses, and other protective structures to create controlled growing spaces for vegetables to thrive.

Prairie Up: an Introduction to Natural Garden Design

Landscaping with native plants has encouraged Midwesterners to embark on a profound scientific, ecological, and emotional partnership with nature. Benjamin Vogt shares his years of expertise with prairie plants in a full-color guide aimed at gardeners, homeowners, and landscape designers.

The Complete Gardener

New Naturalism

Welcome to the Farm by Shay Elliott

The home garden -- Preserving the harvest -- For the love of chickens -- The family dairy -- Raising meat in small places -- Beginning your apiary -- Homestead orchard -- Highlights from other homesteaders.