Organic Gardener’s Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West
By Jane Shellenberger
Available at www.www.coloradogardener.com 800-992-2908.
About the Book
Denver, CO (9/16/2011)—Organic Gardener’s Companion is the comprehensive hands-on guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky mountain and western region where semiarid, high-altitude climates make gardening a unique challenge. Featuring vibrant color photographs from author Jane Shellenberger’s own gardens, this guidebook will inspire both veteran gardeners and those new to growing their own fruits and vegetables.
This indispensable resource includes information on:
- Soil cultivation—the backbone
of organic gardening
- The importance of honeybees,
earthworms, fungi, and bacteria
How to grow specific
vegetables,fruits, and herbs
- Creating a garden, from raised beds and
container gardening to converting lawn
- Mulching, harvesting, and storing
concerns specific to these climates
Jane Shellenberger is a lifelong eclectic gardener who learned about plants from her botanist mother. An environmental activist
for many years, she has worked on several successful air-and water-quality campaigns, motivated by a great love for Colorado’s semiarid western landscapes, and wildlife. Shellenberger is publisher and editor of the regional gardening magazine Colorado Gardener, a thinking-gardener’s companion, which she founded in 1997. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, Boulder Culinary Gardeners, and the
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She lives on a five-acre farmette outside of Boulder Colorado, with her companion, Oscar.
Growing vegetables in Boulder County, Colorado has its challenges and they are every-changing. Jane does a fabulous job of telling us how to proceed in all weathers!