Monday Miscellany: Giveaways, Rocky Mountain Gardening, and St Patrick’s DIY

Kicking things off this week, we have two very cool giveaways, both for my favorite type of loot – books! Timber Press has a giant edible gardening giveaway happening right now where you can win five edible gardening books (including my fellow Roundtable member Ivette Soler‘s The Edible Front Yard), a bare root fruit tree, and 35 organic heirloom seed packets from Peaceful Valley. Head on over and enter to win!

Next up, the ever-delightful Amy Stewart has a book giveaway hosted by her publisher, for her book The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. You may be thinking, “earthworms? Why do I want to read a book about earthworms?” but let me tell you – I am usually in bed by ten, but stayed up till three reading The Earth Moved the first time. Intrigue! Drama! Mystery! It’s got it all. Go on over and enter to win your own copy!

Then, my old gardening cohort Eva Montane has gotten a fantastic crew of speakers together to offer a free online or telephone seminar on sustainable gardening in the interior West! The all-star lineup was recently featured in the Denver Post, and includes names like Panayoti Kelaidis, Jane Shellenberger, Mary Ann Newcomer, Robert Littlepage and more. If you’re a gardener struggling with dry xeric conditions in the interior west, head on over and sign up now for this free class. You’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain!


Lastly, a DIY project for you. Stevie of Garden Therapy‘s got instructions for some cool shamrock planters, which would make a great centerpiece or hostess gift for St Patrick’s Day. I love their easy elegance.

That’s it for this week folks. Have you seen anything cool around the web? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. says

    “Intrigue! Drama! Mystery!”

    Quite a promise being it is a book about earthworms. Unless, of course, it is a story about how a group of earthworms and other soil amending critters go on a grand adventure to save the world through healthy soils and compost!

    Ok, I’d better make my way over there to enter the drawing.

  2. says

    Hah! Yes, I know, big promises! It’s not only about earthworms but about all of the stories surrounding the people who have been involved with them, so the human element brings some of the Drama! Intrigue! :) I did find the wormy parts very exciting though. Perhaps I am a geek!

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