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Barbara Damrosch

Autor(a) de The Garden Primer

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Obras de Barbara Damrosch

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Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future (2017) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias


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Locais de residência
Harborside, Maine, USA
Coleman, Eliot (husband)
Pequena biografia
Barbara Damrosch has worked professionally in the field of horticulture since 1977. She writes, consults and lectures on gardening, farming and landscaping.

She presently she writes a weekly column for The Washington Post called A Cook's Garden.

She is also the author of The Garden Primer (Workman Publishing, 1988) and Theme Gardens (Workman, 1982, Revised Edition 2001) and from !992 to 2002 authored the Page-A-Day Gardener's Calendar. She was the General Consultant for Taylor's Guide to Garden Design, published by Houghton-Mifflin in 1988. Her writing has been published extensively in national magazines and for many years she wrote a monthly column for American Homestyle and Gardening.

She has served as a horticultural consultant to a number of companies, including Time-Life Books and Smith & Hawken. For the past five years she has been a consultant to John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds in Bantam, Connecticut. She also designed several display food gardens for the Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture in Pocantico, New York, and worked with Alice Waters on the Edible Schoolyard exhibit for this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington DC.

During the 1991 and 1992 seasons she appeared as a regular Correspondent on the PBS series The Victory Garden. Since that time, she has hosted a special on the Philadelphia Flower Show for HGTV, and co-hosted the series Gardening Naturally for The Learning Channel.

From 1979 to 1992 she owned and operated her own firm, Barbara Damrosch Landscape Design, in Washington, Connecticut. Her projects include a garden she designed for Alitex Limited at the 2001 Chelsea Flower Show in London. The exhibit was awarded a Certificate of Merit.

She is also co-owner, with her husband Eliot Coleman, of Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, which produces vegetables year-round, and has become a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.



A great all-around gardening reference, covering vegetables, fruits, trees, and more. It's my go-to guide for most gardening questions, from what different plants prefer to how to prune an apple tree. This is for more traditional garden areas (not sure how it would translate to the Southwest, for example).
PJGraham | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 3, 2019 |
I had to have this cookbook. Had to. While I am currently a urban apartment dweller, my heart and soul are those of a gardener and a foodie. Some folks do fantasy football or create virtual farms on Facebook, but me, I read gardening and cookbooks like novels and create beautiful fantasies of the wondrous things I will grow and make someday. And this book will keep me in lovely dreams at least until the farmers markets start up and I can start to cook some of these tantalizing recipes.
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JackieBlem | Mar 10, 2013 |
Great reference book. She is married to Eliot Coleman. I found the answeer to a question about insect damage to tomatoes and peppers only in this book, after searching on the web and within several gardening forums. She covers both ornamentals and food crops. A keeper.
peacegarden | outras 3 resenhas | Oct 14, 2010 |
A good general reference. A surprising amount of detail given the space constraints.
cristyn | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 19, 2008 |


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