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New Arrivals - Gardening, pets, and agriculture

"Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg [Mahle] from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving 'forever families' up north, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way"--Page [4] of cover.

An illustrated guide to over 20 best varieties with hands-on advice for sowing, harvesting and dealing with pests.

Look over the fences into the gardens, patios, courtyards and allotments behind, and you'll see a quiet revolution taking place. Amongst the lawns, the roses and the concrete, more and more of us are growing at least some of what we eat. A kitchen garden can be anything from a collection of pots to a small farm - it all depends on where you live and what space you have to create your own edible plot. 'The new kitchen garden' doesn't begin with the usual plan of an allotment quartered into beds awaiting their rotation, it starts by asking what you need from your garden. What follows is a series of invitations - fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, flowers and vegetables to grow and eat. Everything is here - the tools, the techniques, the ideas and the knowledge - to enable you to realize that vision of your own kitchen garden.

"Featuring more than 100 top plants, this comprehensive guide is the best tool for gardening success in the challenging climates of the Prairie and Plains states"--Page [4] of cover.

This volume focuses on the family of shoots, peas and beans in all their varieties. There is key advice on preparing the soil for new crops, making compost, and growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in the open and under glass.

""No Dog Should Die Alone" was the attention-grabbing - and heart-stirring - headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey's TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro's work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of "old dogs learning new tricks," Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You'll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney's cocker spaniel, Einstein; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love"-- Provided by publisher.

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the United States home. Dogs alone produce enough waste to fill more than 1,127 football fields 10 feet deep in a single year. Add billions of plastic pick-up bags to the mix and season well with tons of litter box waste. Scoop a hefty portion into local landfills and seal it tightly to ensure optimal methane production. Clearly, this is a recipe for disaster.Dog and cat owners who trash their pets' offerings daily are in denial about how much waste is produced and what happens to it. Those who want to make the responsible choice often turn to the internet, only to find misleading, confusing, and contradictory information. The Pet Poo Pocket Guide will help you reduce your pet's environmental paw print with: Best practices for cycling pet waste back to natureSuggestions on how to tailor your approach based on location, situation, weather, needs, or available timeInstructions for using your composted pet waste safely to enrich your soil and nourish ornamental plantsWith recycling tactics clearly indicated as easy, moderate, or demanding, The Pet Poo Pocket Guide offers something for everyone. This no-nonsense guide is a must-read for any pet owner who is concerned about the environmental impact of their best friend, and is seeking a safe and practical solution.Rose Seemann is the owner and operator of EnviroWagg, a company dedicated to collecting and composting canine waste into safe, nutrient-rich garden soil.

Learn how to plan a garden that is colorful and productive throughout the entire year. The Gardener's Year is packed with timely gardening tips for a wide variety of garden projects, covering flowers and plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs, and trees and shrubs. Its vibrant galleries of what and when to plant, photo sequences of key techniques, and season-by-season approach make it accessible for even the most inexperienced of gardeners. Timing is everything, so a comprehensive garden calendar of tasks does all the organizational work, outlining each month's jobs, from sowing and planting to pruning and harvesting. Whether you want to know how to grow vegetables for your own kitchen, create a stunning floral display, or foster plants that attract butterflies, The Gardener's Year provides the knowledge you need to care for your garden in any month of the year.

This book will provide every potential container gardener with the necessary steps and resources needed to grow their very own crops in any condition.

This hands-on guide offers the most up-to-date information to caring for chickens on a small scale, including purchasing a starter flock, housing, feeding, care, and raising the animal for specific purposes such as food.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

This is your guide to becoming a successful back yard bee keeper. Want to find out what all the buzz is about beekeeping? The latest edition of Beekeeping For Dummies gives you the most trusted and up-to-date information on safely keeping your own bees, including complete instructions for assembling and maintaining bee hives, handling all phases of honey production, using the latest tools and equipment, and much more.

An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes--reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans--and the natural world--relate and depend upon them.

An insider account of the high-risk world of elite wilderness firefighters who parachute into deep-wilderness fire zones reveals the unique skills that smokejumpers must employ to fight dangerous fires and stay alive.