Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
The Heirloom Life Gardener is the first comprehensive guide to heirloom gardening—whether you're just starting out in your backyard or have been gardening for years. The Heirloom Life Gardener is not just another boring how-to book based on the latest gardening trends. It is a fun-to-read book that weaves Jere's and Emilee's personal lives and life-long adventures in gardening into a resource of tried and true methods of gardening based on necessity and economy—the way it is done at Baker Creek. Both beginning gardeners and already successful gardeners will benefit from tips to help them avoid many costly mistakes.
I came across Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds a few years ago and fell in love. They offer non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-patented seeds. Some date back from the 19th century and are from all over the world! There are many, many varieties that I have never heard of and will make your grocer's produce department appear dull. Their beautiful catalog is a book itself. I can sit for hours perusing its descriptions and beautiful pictures. Baker Creek also supply seeds to people in the poorest countries of the world for free and promote school gardens and other projects throughout the US. They also speak out against Monstanto and their evils.
When I heard that the owners, Jere and Emilee Gettle, had signed a book deal, I have been eagerly awaiting their first book, The Heirloom Life Gardener. A book for beginning gardeners and old-hands alike, this book also gives us a glimpse at the authors' personal lives. Jere fell in love with gardening at an early age and his family now embraces the homesteading lifestyle. They have made this their life and invite others to explore the lifestyle by holding festivals and constructing a pioneer village. They have also expanded from Missouri, reaching California and New England.
If you're interested in gardening, homesteading and/or concerned about our foods and how they too are being swallowed up by big business, please check them out! You will not be disappointed!