Gardening When It Counts Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) (9780865715530) Steve Solomon

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Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (April 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 086571553X
ISBN-13: 978-0865715530

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8.8 x 6 x 1 inches
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