Book Description: Originally published in 1959, this is the book that started it all. J.I. Rodale, founder of the organic gardening movement in the United States, compiled information from his visionary magazine into a 1100 page masterpiece on the art and function of organic gardening. Not a word has been changed in this nostalgic, yet extraordinarily applicable work. Topics include flower and vegetable gardening, soils, composting, greenhouses, fruit and nut trees, lawns, landscaping, pest control, and more. The Encuyclopedia of Organic Gardening truly does for gardeners what Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook is doing for food lovers!