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Sustainable Gardening on Sunshine Coast BC
~   Local Library Books   ~

You may wish to explore books on the more general theme of  'Sustainable Gardening' in Southwest British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest.

Topics include successful vegetable gardening in our region, pest and weed management, plant basics (understanding roots), and small garden design.

Libraries add to their collections all the time. Some new titles and additional copies of existing books may have appeared in these local libraries.

Use the following links to local Library Catalogues to check  'What's New'.  Or just expand your search beyond the categories of selected titles below.

Sunshine Coast :   Combined Sechelt/Gibsons Libraries Catalogue
West Vancouver :   West Vancouver Memorial Library Catalogue
North Vancouver :    North Vancouver City Library Catalogue
Vancouver (Central) :   Vancouver Public Library Catalogue

Gardening – Sustainable Gardening Practices

Backyard Bounty: the Complete Guide to Year-
Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

by Linda A. Gilkeson
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, 2011

- 635.0484 GIL North Vancouver City Library

NVCL also has Year-Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast
by Master Gardener, Linda A. Gilkeson - 635.0971 GIL (2nd Edition).

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades:
The Complete Guide to Organic Growing

by Steve Solomon
Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA, 2015

- 635.0484 SOL West Vancouver 2007 (6th edition)
- 635.987 S68g2 Vancouver Public Library

This book includes how-to sections for herbs and ornamental plants, natural pest control, new formulae for tweaking organic fertilizers, and much more.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening
in the Pacific Northwest

by Lorene Edwards Forkner
Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2012

- 635.09795 F72t Vancouver Public Library (12)

Vegetable growing guide specific to the climate of the Pacific Northwest. Covers succession planting and crop rotation. An A-Z guide to 50 species.

Understanding Roots ... Discover How to
Make Your Garden Flourish

by Robert Kourik
Metamorphic Press, Occidental, CA, 2015

- 635.04 KOU West Vancouver Memorial Library

Robert Kourik was the originator of the 'Edible Landcape' concept back in the 1970s.  His book includes a short section on roots in greywater systems.

Natural Insect, Weed & Disease Control

by Linda A. Gilkeson
Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, 2006/2013

- 632 GIL West Vancouver 2006 (1st edition)
- 632 G47w Vancouver Public Library 2006 (3)
- 635.987 S68g2 VPL 2013 (2nd Edition) (3)

Garden pest and disease management with an emphasis on prevention. Salt Spring Island-based Linda A. Gilkeson, PhD, writes on a range of organic gardening topics. Dr. Gilkeson is a Master Gardener and an entomologist.

Small Gardens – BC and Pacific Northwest Books

The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas
for Designing your Small Yard

by Susan Morrison
Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2018

- 712.6 MOR West Vancouver Memorial Library
- 712 MOR North Vancouver City Library

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