Organic Gardener's Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West (Paperback)
A comprehensive guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region. Includes information on soil cultivation (the backbone of organic gardening), selection, mulching harvesting, storing, and other concerns specific to semiarid and high-altitude climates.
Jane Shellenberger is a lifelong eclectic gardener who learned about plants from her botanist mother. An environmental activist for many years, she has worked on several successful air-and water-quality campaigns, motivated by a great love for Colorado’s blue skies, semiarid western landscapes, and wildlife. Shellenberger is publisher and editor of the regional gardening magazine Colorado Gardener, a thinking-gardener’s companion, which she founded in 1997. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, Boulder Culinary Gardeners, and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She lives on a five-acre farmette on the plains between Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, with her companion, Oscar.