Generous Garden Giveaway(s)!

Part of being a gardener is being generous. We sow generously, amend the soil generously, stretch deer fencing generously, and share zucchinis very generously. Our gardening friends are equally generous.

Here are some free garden giveaways we thought you all would like.

hort-coverApril 15-May 12: Winners announced May 13

Win a free Seed Library Gift Membership plus $50 Gift Card!

Our friends at Horticulture Magazine generously supported our Art of the Heirloom exhibition this year. Without their support we would not have been able to bring the original works to so many different venues. The show is even heading to the Chicago Botanic Garden next! The good folks at the magazine also published a beautiful spread all about the Seed Library. Check out HortMag's giveaway where you have a bunch of chances to win a Seed Library Gift Membership plus $50 gift certificate to use on!

Enter their seedy giveaway here from now through May 12th.
The-Backyard-Parables-revised-coverApril 30th

Win Margaret Roach's new book, The Back Yard Parables plus a Waterproof Garden Journal!

I'm almost done reading Margaret Roach's new book, The Backyard Parables. Everyone here at the Seed Library loves her blog, A Way to Garden, and this book is a moving and informative journey through the seasons in her home and gardens in Copake, NY. I'll be finishing the book while I'm away at the Chicago Antique and Garden Fair. When I'm done I'll be giving away a copy of the book along with a cool waterproof garden journal so you can pen your own garden parables. Keep an eye out, I'll post the giveaway on our blog and Facebook page.

To enter all you need to do is post a comment with the title of your favorite gardening, food, food politics, farming, or seed related book on this blog post. Fiction or non-fiction!


Win a free Seed Library Gift Membership plus a $50 Gift Card!

Margaret will also be doing a giveaway of her own with our seeds. We'll post on our Facebook page when Margaret posts the giveaway on A Way to Garden.



33 thoughts on “Generous Garden Giveaway(s)!”

  • Kristi M Duffley
    Kristi M Duffley 04/16/2013 at 10:50 am

    I would love to win this book!!!

  • Sherry Svec

    You are doing excellent work. In the era of GMOs I am so pleased to find the antithesis of that in you and your seeds.

  • CAROL Gabor
    CAROL Gabor 04/16/2013 at 6:23 pm

    Just Love your website.

  • jacky brown

    thank you all for so much good information...and your generosity

  • Marilynn Shea
    Marilynn Shea 04/17/2013 at 10:23 am

    Love your Artpacks.. and the chance to win in thei 'Generous Garden Giveaway".. Thanks !

  • Suzanne Fortin

    What a great idea to give away something. You must feel so good just thinking about how happy the person who will be able to read Margaret Roach book. I really like the choice of photo for the cover of " The backyard parables" book. I wish I could be the one receiving it. Thank you

  • Ernest J.P. Muhly
    Ernest J.P. Muhly 04/30/2013 at 10:31 am

    Margaret's book sounds like it would be a wonderful complement to my current favourite which is Wendy Johnson's Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World. Thank you for willing to share...

  • Jane O'Donnwll
    Jane O'Donnwll 04/30/2013 at 10:31 am

    My favorite book (combining many of the categories in your blog post) is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver.

  • Jane O'Donnell
    Jane O'Donnell 04/30/2013 at 10:33 am

    My favorite book, combining many of the categories listed in your blog post, is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver.

  • Debbie Doherty
    Debbie Doherty 04/30/2013 at 10:38 am

    The book that really got my vegetable garden off the ground is "The Cook's Garden" [Hardcover] by Ellen Ecker Ogden. So much great advise and gardening techniques. Staking the tomatoes by twirling them around twine hanging from above was exceptionally successful! Since I live only a few towns away from Ellen, the gardening advise was very perfect for my situation.

  • Andrea

    One of my favorite farming books is You Can Farm by Joel Salatin

  • Ashling

    I too have to say Barbara Kinsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is my favorite. It inspired me on so many levels; since reading it we've expanded our gardens well beyond a few tomato and basil plants, and enjoy fresh eggs from our own organically fed free range hens. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  • Judith Schweingruber
    Judith Schweingruber 04/30/2013 at 11:18 am

    Your ArtPacks are beautiful and so glad to find all the valuable info on the website.

  • Cheryl B.

    My favorite food book right now is "Canning and Preserving with Ashley English" by Ashley English.

  • Becca

    I really love The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe. It has so much in-depth, hands-on gardening information that I haven't found many other places. I'm also very much enjoying Deborah Madison's new combo botany/gardening/cookbook, Vegetable Literacy.

  • Eileen Flanagan
    Eileen Flanagan 04/30/2013 at 12:01 pm

    My book of the moment is Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard by Jessi Bloom. It has lots of great advice about chickens and gardens.

  • Jackie Lozicki
    Jackie Lozicki 04/30/2013 at 12:56 pm

    I think this book might be self published, but it is a good one. The title is HERBS RECIPES, CRAFTS, AND GIFTS FROM GRAND SHIRE FARMS by Connie Hanson. She can be reached at 616-866-1963.

  • Dolores C.

    My most recent favorite book is The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies. In this book I learned how to propogate daylilies. What I learned is that you cannot get a true clone of the parent by collecting seeds. In order to get a true clone you have to divide the roots or you can root a proliferation. You can learn more about proliferations by reading the article in the link provided.

  • Dolores C.

    My most recent favorite gardening book is The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies. This is where I learned the only way to get a true clone of plant is by subdivision of the roots or by rooting a proliferation. You cannot get a true clone from collecting seeds as the pod may have been cross polinated. To read more about proliferataions, click on the link provided.

  • Rosalind Dickinson
    Rosalind Dickinson 04/30/2013 at 2:08 pm

    I've been reading "The Wildlife Gardener's Guide" by Janet Marinelli. I am planning to certify my garden as a butterfly habitat this year!

  • Amy

    There are so many great ones, but "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" transformed my life.

  • Margery Noel
    Margery Noel 04/30/2013 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for your beautiful work! Your seed packets are so beautiful I have framed a group of them and they are hanging in my living room where they inspire me every day. I love Deborah Madison's books which have helped me use what I grow and grow what I'll use.

  • Betty Feibusch
    Betty Feibusch 04/30/2013 at 4:41 pm

    Mark Bittman's VB6: eat Vegan before 6:00... I heard him talk this evening in benefit of the Brooklyn Food Coalition. His message is so's about moving in the right direction and eating more plants!

  • Lisa

    If you love to grow, cook and eat check this out> Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales...Flavors from the griddles, pots, and streetside kitchens of Mexico *Robert Santibanez* Did somebody say salsa?! :)

  • Keith R

    I enjoy and keep up to date with the book, "Gardening Through the Year" by I. Spence.

  • Annie

    I would have to say "Second Nature" by Michael Pollan - but "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is great too!

  • Cindy P

    I'm a huge fan of Margaret Roach, would positively love to have her book. I think it was Ms. Roach that turned me on to your site!
    My favorite gardening book, heck, how do I narrow it down! I guess I'll go with an oldie but a goodie, Ruth Stout's No Work Gardening Book. I was lucky to pick up a used copy of this at a library book sale. It's a classic.

  • Cindy P

    I would love to win Margaret Roach's book. I'm a huge fan, I think she turned me on to your site.
    Favorite gardening book, that's a hard one. I guess I'll go with an oldie but goodie, Ruth Stouts No Work Gardening. It's a classic. I was lucky to pick up a used copy of the first printing at a library book sale.

  • Cary Bradley
    Cary Bradley 05/01/2013 at 6:32 am

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver has inspired me the most in the last 5 years. Excellent resource. Eliot Coleman's Year Round Gardening is also terrific and has inspired me mightily. Your blog posts are great and timely and I really appreciate you guys. Oh I forgot! Ruth Stout wrote the most amazing memoir of her mother (available through interlibrary loan) and it moved me greatly. Better be quiet now ;)!

  • Ofelia Mangen
    Ofelia Mangen 05/02/2013 at 10:16 am

    Five Borough Farm: Seeding the Future of Urban Agriculture in New York City

  • Catherine

    What a cool-looking book! I'd love to win. One of the books I've really enjoyed is Food, Not Lawns, by Heather Flores. Also, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral has been really helpful.

  • Sharon

    I started watching Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening program on PBS when I was a little kid. It got me hooked on gardening. You've got to be seriously weird, when you think about it, to watch someone garden on television. Either way, Mel's book holds a special spot in my heart, even though I've moved on to other less engineered, more kid friendly ways of gardening.

  • Dee Dee

    My new fave is The Edible Balcony by Alex Mitchell. I got a copy at the end of winter and I feel like I've learned so much in the past few weeks as I lay out my urban garden!


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