This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.
The diversity of California's terrain and climate are a forager's dream, with unique offerings from the coast, the mountains, the deserts, and everywhere in between. A passionate wild foods expert, Judith Larner Lowry shows you what to look for and how to gather it in a sustainable way. California Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants. It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting.
Through this collection of delightful essays and beautiful illustrations, Lovejoy--who produces the award-winning "Heart's Ease" column for the magazine--shares with her readers the boundless joys of a country garden.
Two young Maidu Indian brothers sent to live at a government-run Indian residential school in California in the 1930s find a way to escape and return home for the summer. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint.
From deep and ongoing experiences in all aspects of school life, Larner presents an authentic description of both the broad picture and the specific steps leading to ongoing classroom and school improvement.