Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden


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Mountaineers Books
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5.9 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Bill Thorness is a Seattle-based writer who has been working in the field since 1985. His book credits include two travel guidebooks on bicycling, both from Mountaineers Books; two books on edible gardening, another area of personal interest and professional effort, both from Skipstone Press; and a co-authored history of a business leader. Bill's work as a journalist has spanned regional general interest, nonprofit, business and online media. He is currently a freelance travel writer for The Seattle Times. Along with writing and editing skills, Bill is an accomplished public speaker and instructor, from in person to virtual and video courses. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Author's Guild, the Northwest Editors Guild and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. See his work at www.billthorness.com.


"Fascinating and inspiring reading for the novice and experienced gardener alike."--Donna "Chuckanut Reader"
Thorness explores the need for heirloom plants in this century, including the history and vigor of heirloom plants, the local food movement and the importance of seed-saving and sharing. His concentration is on twenty-six edible heirlooms, including description, cultivation, harvest and storage.-- "Washington Reads, Washington State Library"
This diminutive and attractively illustrated book covers heirloom vegetables and their culture in an easy-to-understand format.--Keith Crotz "The American Gardener"