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Proceeds from sale of books benefit the activities of
the Island County Master Gardener Program.  

Books will also be available for sale at the Workshop

 Saturday MARCH 2, 2024.



Authors teaching Workshop classes will be signing their books in the Bookstore during the following times: 

Jessi Bloom: 9:40 - 10:00 and 11:00 - 11:30
Karen Chapman: 12:30 - 1:30
Mara Grey: 1:00 - 1:30
Sue Goetz: 2:30 - 3:00

Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein - Practical Permaculture - price $30

“This permaculture primer is fresh and vibrant. Bring it on!” — Permaculture Magazine

Permaculture is more popular than ever, but it can still be a daunting concept. If you are new to permaculture and interested in learning more, Practical Permaculture offers authoritative, in-depth, and hands-on advice for a more holistic approach to sustainable living. Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, two dynamic leaders in the permaculture community, explain the basics of permaculture, share their design process, and explore various permaculture systems including soil, water, waste, energy, shelter, food and plants, and animals and wildlife. They also profile the fifty most useful plants for permaculture landscapes.

Jessi Bloom - Everyday Sanctuary - price $20

We all need sanctuary—and we can find it in our own backyards. From natural living expert Jessi Bloom, Everyday Sanctuary is a fully illustrated creativity workbook filled with writing prompts and exercises that help you create a garden that will nourish your spiritual and emotional well-being. You will learn how to deepen your connection with nature, establish practices that calm and nourish, and tune in to seasonal cycles. Guided activities will help you select plant allies for health and healing, design and install your own Garden of Eden, and create rituals and ceremonies that are meaningful to you. In the end, you will have an invaluable record of your intentions, choices, and experiences and a clearer plan for creating your personal outdoor sanctuary.

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Karen Chapman - Deer Resistant Design - available onsite only

Deer are one of the most common problems a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals can quickly devour hundreds of dollars’ worth of plants. And common solutions include the use of unattractive fencing and chemicals.

In Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers another option—intentional design choices that result in beautiful gardens that coexist with wildlife. Deer-Resistant Design showcases real home gardens across North America—from a country garden in New Jersey to a hilltop hacienda in Texas—that have successfully managed the presence of deer. Each homeowner also shares their top ten deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardeners shopping list. A chapter on deer-resistant container gardens provides suggestions for making colorful, captivating, and imaginative containers. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring design ideas, Deer-Resistant Design is packed with everything you need to confidently tackle this challenging problem.

Sue GoetzComplete Container Herb Gardening:  Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots - price $23 

In Complete Container Herb Gardening, herbal guru and certified horticulturist Sue Goetz walks you through the ins and outs of growing these fragrant and flavorful plant treasures in containers.

Herbs are among the easiest edible plants to grow, and when you cultivate your own fresh herbs, you can enjoy their abundant flavors, healing properties, and uses for natural home and beauty every day—plus reap big savings at the grocery store or farmer's market.


Whether you grow on a suburban patio, an urban rooftop, a condo balcony, or on the front porch of your duplex, discovering which herbs grow best in pots, how to select the ideal containers for the job, and how to tend your container herb garden to maximize production (and flavor!) is key to your success.

Mara Grey - Less Water, More Blooms: Drought Tolerant Flower Gardening in the Pacific NW - price $10

Flowers lift our spirits and soothe our hearts. Whether you garden in a corner or on a hillside, using drought-tolerant plants makes sense. The list you have to choose from is larger than most people realize. And it’s constantly expanding. This book is a guide to the best ways to increase drought tolerance and to choose, plant and care for drought-tolerant flowers in the Pacific NW. It includes lists of plants to use in any situation. 


Carol Adelman - Peony - price $25 

The bold blooms, pretty colors, and heady fragrances of peonies make them one of the most popular flowers, both in gardens and floral arrangements. Peony — by leading experts David Michener and Carol Adelman—makes it easier than ever to grow them at home. This lush book shares the history of the plant, explores the different types available, and includes complete growing information for 194 of the best varieties. Helpful lists detail the best peonies for specific needs.

Graham Laird Gardner - Tiny and Wild: Build a Small-Scale Meadow Anywhere Paperback - price $25

The word “meadow” might conjure an image of a broad, expansive prairie covering acres of land, but it doesn’t have to. Meadows don’t have to be big to make a difference in the health of the planet. If you choose the right plants, even a small corner of the yard will do. In Tiny & Wild, you’ll learn how to embrace your wild side and create a low-maintenance miniature wildflower meadow that’s teeming with life.

Nick McCullough, Allison McCullough, and Teresa Woodard - American Roots, Lessons and Inspiration from the Designers Reimagining Our Home Gardens - price $27

In recent years, bold designers have begun championing an American design aesthetic that embraces regional cultures, plants, and growing conditions. In

American Roots, Nick McCullough, Allison McCullough, and Teresa Woodard highlight designers and creatives with exceptional home gardens, focused on those who push the boundaries, trial extraordinary plants, embrace a regional ethos, and express their talents in highly personal ways. Covering all the regions of the country, the profiles dive into design influences, share the back stories of the gardens and their creators, and include design tips and plant suggestions.

American Roots is a beautiful invitation to reconsider how we define the American garden, filled with guidance and encouragement for anyone looking to dig more deeply into their own home garden.

Susan Mulvihill - The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook: Identify and manage diseases and other common problems on edible plants - price $25

If you’re tired of battling blight on your tomatoes, losing your basil to downy mildew, and watching deer raid your vegetable garden, you’ll find all the answers you need right here.


In The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook, author and veggie-growing guru Susan Mulvihill of YouTube’s Susan’s in the Garden is ready to set you up for long-term success in the vegetable garden. In these pages, Susan hands you all the info you need to stand firm against plant diseases, viruses, disorders, stressors, and even animal pests, and to do it without having to turn to harsh synthetic chemical products. All-natural solutions to your worst gardening woes are featured in an organized, problem-by-problem manner that makes this a quick and useful reference for both beginner and expert gardeners.

Kristin Currin and Andrew Merritt - Pacific NW Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-friendly Garden - price $20

Native plants bring your garden to life—and life to your garden! Here are the best choices for Oregon and Washington.


The benefits of native plants are enormous—they reduce maintenance, require less water, and attract vital, earth-friendly pollinators like birds, butterflies, and bees. Gardeners seeking to add them to their landscape will find no better guide than

The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer. Packed with proven advice that everyhome gardener can follow, this incomparable sourcebook profiles 225 recommended native wildflowers, grasses and grasslike plants, ferns, shrubs, and trees. With additional introductory information on preparation, planting, maintenance, and climate considerations, it’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Oregon, Washington, and southern British Columbia.

Christina Pfeiffer and Mary Robson - Month by Month Gardening Pacific Northwest - price $20

Pacific Northwest Month-by-Month Gardening is the definitive guide to successful gardening year-round in the Pacific Northwest -- states include Washington, Oregon, British Columbia (Canada), and Northern California.


This book takes the guesswork out of gardening for anyone living in the region, providing critical gardening advice on the when-to's and how-to's, along with illustrated step-by-step instructions that will keep your garden thriving all year round.


Jessica Walliser - Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden, 2nd edition - price $25

With this indispensable gardening reference—now updated with new research, insights, and voices—learn how to create a healthy, balanced, and diverse garden capable of supporting a hard-working crew of beneficial pest-eating insects and eliminate the need for synthetic chemical pesticides.

With a hearty population of beneficial insects present in your garden, you’ll say goodbye to common garden pests like aphids, cabbage worms, bean beetles, leafhoppers, and hornworms, without reaching for a spray can. To encourage these good guys to stick around and do their important work, you'll learn how to create a welcoming habitat and fill your garden with the best plants to support them.

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