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Recommended reading

Hand-picked books for green thumbs


The Small-Scale Poultry Flock,    Harvey Ussery

Seed to Seed,     Suzanne Ashworth

Create an Oasis with Greywater,    Art Ludwig

Dryland Water Harvesting v2,    Brad Lancaster

Teaming with Microbes,    Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis

Permaculture Home Garden,     Linda Woodrow

Edible Forest Gardens v1 and 2,    Dave Jacke

Mycelium Running,    Paul Stamets

Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops,    Martin Crawford

Permaculture Handbook,    Peter Bane

Art of Fermentation,    Sandor Ellix Katz

Weed Foragers Handbook,    Adam Grubb and Annie Rasor-Rowland

Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia,    Louis Glowinski

Earth Users Guide to Permaculture,    Rosemary Morrow

Bug: The Ultimate Gardener’s Guide to Organic Pest Control,    Tim Marshall

What Garden Pest or Disease is That?    Judy McMaugh

Organic Gardening,    Peter Bennett


To search the collection, simply enter ‘My Smart Garden’ in the search box of the Hobsons Bay Libraries’ catalogue, or visit the EnviroCentre at Altona Library to browse the collection.

Search the Library catalogue at Hobsons Bay City Council. Moonee Valley and Maribyrnong City Council Libraries also carry many of these books.