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Seed Library Growing Companion: Harvesting

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.

Flower School by Calvert Crary

Create the flower arrangements of your dreams to keep at home, take to the office, or display on any special occasion using the simple tips and tricks and masterful techniques taught by Executive Director and professor Calvert Crary and the master florists at FlowerSchool New York.

The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar

The art of painterly arrangements -- Essential techniques & tools -- Living with flowers -- Tonal arrangements -- Favorite flowers -- Branch arrangements -- Fruits and berries -- Handheld bouquets -- Compotes -- Celebration -- Seasonal flower chart.

The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini

Marrying the art of butchery with the joy of gorgeous seasonal produce, The Vegetable Butcher is the fresh, inspiring and essential guide that demystifies the world of vegetables, from exotic crosnes and gnarly celeriac to the amazingly versatile everyday potato

V is for Vegetable by Michael Anthony

One of America's most highly acclaimed chefs gives us more than 140 simple recipes and techniques for imaginative vegetable cooking at home


The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook by Barbara Damrosch

Pt. 1. The garden -- Introduction: why grow your own food -- The soil -- The layout -- The crops: what to grow -- The crops: how to grow -- Making it easy -- Pt. 2. The kitchen -- Introduction: cooking the harvest -- Appetizers and sandwiches -- Soups -- Salads and dressings -- Egg dishes -- Pasta, grains, and legumes -- Summer vegetables -- Cooking greens -- Roots, tubers, and other keepers -- Meat and seafood dishes -- Desserts.

The Flower Chef by Carly Cylinder

Provides instructions for creating fresh and original floral designs, from buying and caring for flowers to using foam, vases, and other decorative elements to create arrangements. --Publisher's description.

Tomato Love by Joy Howard

Tomato Love is a joyful collection of recipes that celebrate the favorite high-summer fruit. With fresh and nourishing ingredients at the forefront, this cookbook makes it easy for families to put good food on the table

Homegrown Harvest by Rita Pelczar

Kitchen Garden Revival by Nicole Burke

Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers by Georgie Newbery

By growing your own wedding flowers you can add a personal element to your special occasion, while caring for the environment and saving money at the same time. Filled with gorgeous pictures, this friendly, no-nonsense book makes growing and arranging your own flowers achievable and fun. 

Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

Presents a guide to growing and harvesting a variety of vegetables and herbs, with advice on storage and preparation techiques and recipes for vegetable dishes.

How to Grill Vegetables by Steven Raichlen

Raichlen offers a primer for how to grill vegetables, with lots of creative flavors and techniques. Whether you're eating main dishes that highlight vegetables, or you're rounding out the barbecue menu with grilled garden-fresh sides, he show how to bring live fire or wood smoke to every imaginable vegetable.