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Bailey, Liberty Hyde

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion

Essential Writings

Ed. by Stempien, John A. / Linstrom, John

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

    86,95 € / $99.95 / £79.00*

    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    September 2019
    ISBN
    978-1-5017-4027-5
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    "Every family can have a garden." -Liberty Hyde Bailey

    Finally, the best and most accessible garden writings of perhaps the most influential literary gardener of the twentieth century have been brought together in one book. Philosopher, poet, naturist, educator, agrarian, scientist, and garden-lover par excellence Liberty Hyde Bailey built a reputation as the Father of Modern Horticulture and evangelist for what he called the "garden-sentiment"—the desire to raise plants from the good earth for the sheer joy of it and for the love of the plants themselves. Bailey's perennial call to all of us to get outside and get our hands dirty, old or young, green thumb or no, is just as fresh and stirring today as then.

    Full of timeless wit and grace, The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion collects essays and poems from Bailey's many books on gardening, as well as from newspapers and magazines from the era. Whether you've been gardening for decades or are searching for your first inspiration, Bailey's words will make an ideal companion on your journey.

    Details

    320 pages
    21 b&w halftones, 1 b&w line drawing, 1 chart 1 Tables
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Liberty Hyde Bailey, gardening, environmentalism, philosophy, horticulture, ecology, agricultural journalism
    Readership:
    General/trade;

    More ...

    BaileyLiberty Hyde:

    Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954) grew up on a farm in Michigan and went on to become Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University, Chair of the Country Life Commission under President Theodore Roosevelt, and the "Father of Modern Horticulture." He authored more than seventy books, published thousands of articles, and founded countless organizations.StempienJohn A.:

    John Stempien teaches history in Lowell, Michigan, and served as the first director of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum from 2006–2012.LinstromJohn:

    John Linstrom is a writer and doctoral candidate in English. He edited the centennial edition of Bailey's The Holy Earth.

    Reviews

    Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket:

    "Liberty Hyde Bailey spoke to an early generation of environmentalists, and this collection brings his affection for plants and nature to contemporary ears. His affection is contagious, at once enthusiastic and practical, a powerful, lovely tool to help rekindle connections to the world that feeds us body and soul."

    Ben A. Minteer, Arizona State University, author of The Fall of the Wild:

    "Liberty Hyde Bailey's writings are elegant, informative, and poignant. I applaud the editors for putting this fine anthology together and believe it should be on the shelves of everyone working in environmental studies today."

    Frederick L. Kirschenmann, Iowa State University, author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience:

    "We owe a great debt of gratitude to John Linstrom and John Stempien for exploring and making these insightful writings of Liberty Hyde Bailey available to us all. Bailey is of course one of the great agricultural luminaries of the late 1800s and early 1900s. These incredible 'gardening' essays have seldom been brought to our attention, and now they are available for our ongoing inspiration and edification."

    Scott Peters, Cornell University, author of Democracy and Higher Education:

    "The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion makes a major contribution to literatures across a range of fields, including horticulture, environmental studies, gardening, natural resources, and philosophy. The writings it includes are a gift to our troubled world. There is no other book like it in print."

    Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of Iowa, author of Farmscape:

    "Every gardener, every lover of nature, will open the pages of this book and follow the deep and wise voice of Liberty Hyde Bailey transporting them through space and time, allowing them to understand how tending plants heals both the body and the mind, and how it can ultimately lead to spiritual transcendence. John A. Stempien and John Linstrom have done a masterful job of editing this stunning collection that captures the horticultural writings of one of America's best agrarian writers. In lyrical poetry and prose, Bailey, the 'Father of Modern Horticulture,' takes us through the cycles of nature, from the blossoms of his beloved apple trees in the spring, to the ripening of gourds in the fall, to the snow falling on the greenhouse in winter. With Bailey we experience the rhythms of the garden with fresh awareness and insight. We marvel as his enticing prose illuminates the holiness of the earth and of the growing things nearest at hand."

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