Pennsylvania German Farms, Gardens, and Seeds: Landis Valley in Four Centuries (Schiffer Books) (Paperback)
Over 320 beautiful modern and historic photos, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's, vibrant Landis Valley region, take readers through long-established, well-planned, and enduring Pennsylvania German farms. Visit historic farmsteads, barns, and vibrant flower and vegetable gardens. Meet four centuries worth of families that made ... and in some cases still make ... these farms successful. The text provides plentiful information on obtaining and maintaining heirloom seeds and plants in a traditional garden of your own including raised beds arranged in a formal, geometric pattern. This book is a must for all who enjoy a growing passions for gardening or history.
Irwin Richman is Professor Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg and currently the Director of Research and Development for the Heritage Seed Project at the Landis Valley Museum near Lancaster City. His special interest areas are Pennsylvania German culture, American art, and horticulture. He has lived in Lancaster County for over 35 years.