101 Organic Gardening Hacks

101 Organic Gardening Hacks

Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Book - 2017
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Shawna Coronado, one of America's most creative gardeners, gives you her library of clever gardening tricks in 101 Organic Gardening Hacks.

If you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised.

In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to upcycle everyday items in your garden.

One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

Baker & Taylor
An author, blogger and proponent of living green offers tips, tricks and practical timesavers to improve a home garden including how to build a raised flowerbed, how to use gallon milk containers to protect seedlings and organic ways to manage weeds. Original.

& Taylor

Presents a collection of environment-friendly gardening tips to promote green-living values, including harvesting rain water, planting wildflowers that support bees, creating a raised bed using recycled materials, and mulching with seashells.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota :, Cool Springs Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781591866626
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm


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Dec 12, 2019

This guide to gardening is very insightful. I like to grow vegetables in my backyard in the summer, so I like to develop new strategies during the winter. Shawna Coronado has come up with some very creative solutions to problems that I deal with in my own garden, like utilizing small spaces, attracting pollinators, and creating fences and protection. I loved the illustrations and diagrams included to help me understand plant anatomy, step by step processes, and small building projects. I appreciate her use of recycled and repurposed materials to make a beautiful and affordable backyard, because minimizing waste is important in sustainable gardening. It was also very cool to learn about regrowing food from cut kitchen scraps, preparing fresh seeds for planting, and creating a balanced composting system, and I will definitely put those hacks into action come springtime. I love to read about other gardeners' innovations, creativity, and strategies because I can always improve upon my own gardens. I value being eco-friendly, organic, and sustainable, so I can learn a lot of valuable skills from people like Shawna Coronado. Rating: 5/5
@outdoorsman14 of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

May 24, 2018

If you're keen to start growing delicious organic produce on your own patch of dirt, this book is a great place to start.

Feb 13, 2018

Great book with cool ideas. Good pictures. I would have given it 5 stars if it didn’t have so much annoying use of the outdated term “hack” on EVERY SINGLE PAGE. So much so that even though it’s overall a great book I don’t know if I will actually be able to finish it......

Jul 21, 2017

Great ideas for any gardener. Projects range from simple to complex, and include pest control, planting, composting, garden design, and decor.


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