101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Shawna Coronado, one of America’s most creative gardeners, gives you her library of clever gardening tricks in 101 Organic Gardening Hacks.
If you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised.In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you’ll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America’s most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to upcycle everyday items in your garden.
One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you’ll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

Community Review 

  • Woohooo! Got my book yesterday, as I pre-ordered. There are all kinds of great ideas in this book, which is chock full of GREAT ideas to save you money and time. A lot of “do it yourself” stuff, which I love….some I have done, some I have not heard of but am VERY happy to learn of! Easy to read, easy to follow…. and short and to the point! I plan to try out several of these “hacks” very soon…. come on spring!! Thanks for a great book full of garden tips, Shawna Coronado!!
  • Excellent material and a gorgeous book. It’s obvious that an enormous amount of research went into the book’s contents, as it is very thorough but concise. This winter will be for re-reading and note-taking, and I look forward to implementing the suggestions presented come spring. Appropriate for gardeners in all zones, and with all experience levels. Highly recommended!
  • As a long-time organic gardener and author of numerous books on self-sufficiency like Power from the Sun, The Chinese Greenhouse, Living Comfortably Off Grid, and Survive in Style, I read a lot of books — my book shelves are crammed with new recently read titles. Lately, I’ve been reading and writing a lot about homesteading and preparedness, especially for suburban and urban folks. What can those among us who live in such settings do to survive catastrophes? How can the become more self-sufficient? These questions drew me to Shawna’s new book. This book is perfectly suited to any individual who would like to turn their yard — no matter how small — into an edible landscape. While the book seems directed to beginner and intermediate level gardeners, I’d venture to say that even experienced gardeners could learn a thing or two from this book. Rural dwellers like me can learn a great deal from it. This book is beautifully illustrated, clearly written, and inspirational. Frankly, It’s a work of art! Very impressive. It’s inspired me to try some new ideas and rethink some of my old ideas. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in organic gardening, self-sufficiency, sustainable living, and creating a healthy lifestyle. I wish Amazon would let us give a book like this six stars!
  • I loved this book. It is full of ideas/hacks to use when gardening organically. I love to read gardening books, but especially ones with ideas to make gardening easier and that don’t cost a lot. This book is full of great ideas that don’t cost a lot to make. I can’t wait to try many of Shawna’s ideas. I also like to read gardening books that suggest some items that I am not familiar with. Shawna suggests a way to turn wine bottles into water bottles for the garden. I can’t wait to give that a try. Her other hacks that I found especially useful was: how to make my own self-watering containers, how to make a min-nursery using a rotisserie chicken container, how to make DIY seed tape. build a garden tower, build a garden pyramid and how to keep slugs out of your garden. There are so many useful ideas in this book, you really need to read it. I loved the author’s writing style too.

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