Books and eBooks available from London Public Library on Hoopla and Libby:

  1. Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live, Kevin Espiritu (2019). Shares the basics of growing plants, tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you'll encounter.
  2. Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots, Andrea Bellamy (2016). Teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have - whether it's a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard-to create the food garden of their dreams, and highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them.
  3. The fruitful city: the enduring power of the urban food forest, Helena Moncrieff (2018), Explores how growing troops of urban harvesters are gathering in a locally based movement, digs into the history of city fruit trees, and follows urban-grown fruits from the tree to the table.
  4. Apartment Gardening: plants, projects, and recipes for growing food in your urban home, Amy Pennington (2011) and Libby eBook. Details how to start a garden in the heart of the city. From building a window box to planting seeds in jars on the counter, every space is plantable.
  5. Beginning seed saving for the home gardener, James Ulager (2019). Explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens.