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Welcome to gardening with ease, joy, and contentment. Drop the worry, and allow your plants to thrive.

Landrace Gardening book

Landrace Gardening

How to Grow Food When You Can't Buy Seeds, Fertilizers, or Pesticides.

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Autographed author copies in premium color paperback. Shipping within usa only.

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Joseph Lofthouse
PO Box 538
Paradise, Utah 84328.

$25 includes media mail shipping. I get the highest revenues from author copies, because I have them printed by a local print shop.

(Zelle doesn't share contact information with me, so please send shipping address in a personal message.)

Bulk Discounts

"This book makes the perfect gift for your friends and family."

DescriptionEditionPrice (each)QuantityTotalNotes
Paperback Premium Color $15 12 $180 Signed
Paperback Premium Color $14 34 $476 Signed
Paperback Black/White frugal student $5 12 or more -- Free shipping. Not signed. 2-3 weeks delivery.

Available for shipping within the usa only. Shipping has been running about $8 per dozen, and $20 for a full case.

Other Versions and Distributors

The frugal-student edition in black and white, is an inexpensive edition that people can distribute when teaching classes about seed saving or gardening.

Lulu is my preferred online distributor. The materials and workmanship are superior, and the books are well protected during shipping. Their hardcover editions feel particularly good in the hand. They pay me higher revenues, which allows me to pass on the savings.

Internationally, Amazon may offer better shipping options to some countries.

Print and digital versions are available on IngramSpark's international network which includes Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and 39,000 other libraries and bookstores. Ask your local library or bookstore if they can order a copy for you.

Most Popular
Premium Color 9780578245652 Lulu
Frugal Student Paperback Black/White 9781737325093 Lulu
Hardcover Premium Color 9781737325000 Lulu
The hardcover edition from Lulu really makes my heart sing. It is an amazing, beautiful book for gifting.
Large Print Hardcover Text Only 9781737325017 Lulu
Digital PDF Color - $10, send me a personal message for details
English EPUB Color - Amazon Kindle, Color Photos
Amazon Kindle, Text only, Lowest price
Apple: US, AU, CA, UK
Chinese Paperback
使用當地品種園藝: 利用生物多樣性和異花授粉的永續農業糧食安全指南
Standard Color 9781737325031 Lulu
Chinese EPUB Text Only - Kindle Unlimited
Hindi Paperback
स्थानीय किस्मों के साथ बागवानी: जैव विविधता, पार परागण, और योग्यतम की उत्तरजीविता के माध्यम से खाद्य सुरक्षा के लिए पर्माकल्चर गाइड
Standard Color 9781737325048 Lulu
Hindi EPUB Color - Amazon Kindle

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Food Freedom

I'm speaking 3 times next weekend. All are free, just need to register ahead of time.

Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme
February 11th at
9 AM Mountain Time

Landrace gardening teaches that plants are stronger, tastier, and more reliable if impure parents are cross-pollinating and undergoing survival of the fittest selection. An heirloom is a variety that was developed long ago, on a far away farm, and has undergone 50 years of inbreeding. Landraces are locally-adapted to current conditions, and have enough genetic diversity to change with the ecosystem. Get Tickets

Seed Library Summit
February 11th, Saturday
10:30 AM Pacific Time

Landrace Gardening: Finding Peace with Genetic Diversity

Explore the tension between curating heirloom varieties and offering locally adapting modern landraces. Learn some of the benefits and techniques of expanding the genetic diversity of varieties you share in your community. A landrace is a food crop with lots of genetic diversity which contributes to its ability to survive new pests, diseases, or changes in cultural practices or in the environment. Get Tickets

Going To Seed
The monthly zoom meeting
Landrace Gardening Community
February 12th, Noon Mountain Time

William DeMille, our guest speaker, educates about soil health. I hope that he'll contribute some thoughts about how weeds fit into that philosophy. I had a lovely time exploring William's walipini this week. The get together is free to members of the forum or video course. Going To Seed