September 1, 2010
New Books in the Arboretum Library - Late Summer 2010
It's back to school time and books are on the mind. There are certainly lots at the Arboretum Library and the collection continues to grow. We have new books for adults and children so make sure to stop by and check them out. Lists of the new additions can be found in the Library catalog in “New Titles” in the “Lists” tab.
Below we've highlighted some of the new additions to the Library catalog.
One of the new children's book is Mother Earth and her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Von Olfers. Written in 1906 and translated from her popular German story, this book is illustrated with images taken from an amazing embroidered quilt that is full of captivating detail.
Another new book is What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. This book has three main sections to help identify and fix a variety of plant problems. The first is a flow-chart like section that helps you identify the problem through straight forward yes or no questions. The flow-chart directs you to the second section, which describes how to fix it, and the third section, actual photographs of the condition. Great for figuring out what's going wrong with your plants, if you are an Arboretum member you can check this book out and bring it home to read while staring at your problem plant.
While it isn't exactly a new book, The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka, is a founding document of what has become known as permaculture. This sustainable agriculture manifesto from 1978 continues to be influential in both practice and philosophy regarding food production.
Make sure to stop by the Arboretum Library to check out these and the other new books (as well as the rest of the collection!) during your next visit.