Landrace Gardening book

Landrace Gardening

Food Security Through Biodiversity and Promiscuous Pollination

The printed book is available in beautiful premium color, which most fully expresses my heart-song.

It is also available as a frugal-student edition in black and white. I wanted an affordable edition that people can distribute when teaching classes about seed saving or gardening.

A colored digital version is available in PDF from Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, which is the exclusive distributor of a digital version. I want to recognize their year's long contribution to my well being and understanding. Sales of the book help fund their programs.

Some editions are available on IngramSpark's international network which includes Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and 39,000 other libraries and bookstores. Ask your local library or bookstore if they can order a copy for you.


Digital PDFColor - Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance $7.95
Student PaperbackBlack/White 9781737325093 Lulu $6
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Paperback Premium Color9780578245652 Lulu $25
Amazon $25
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Hardcover Premium Color9781737325000 Lulu $33
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Large Print Hardcover Text Only9781737325017 Lulu $22

Lulu pays the highest revenue per book. The workmanship is great, and the books are well protected during shipping. Amazon ships quick, and sometimes offers free shipping, or discounted pricing. Search for Landrace Gardening on Amazon's international sites.

Get Autographed Copies Directly From the Author

Autographed author copies, for shipping within usa only, may be obtained directly from me. I accept PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or cash/silver to my PO Box. ($28 for paperback, $36 for hardcover. -- includes media mail shipping.) Call, text, or send a private message to get payment details. My contact info is in the graphic at the bottom of this page. It may be up to about two weeks before I can ship. I get the highest revenues from author copies.

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Food reliability matters more than ever

Joseph Lofthouse taught landrace gardening at conferences hosted by the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, National Heirloom Expo, Organic Seed Alliance, Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY), and Utah Farm & Food Conference. He serves as World Tomato Society ambassador.

“Landrace Gardening is brilliant. It’s a love story! And 2 parts gardening handbook. There are so many revelations I don’t know where to begin? AMAZING. In every way this is a book for the ages. Bravo Joseph.” Dan Barber, Blue Hill At Stone Barns, and Row 7 Seed Company

“There is magic in the way Joseph Lofthouse marries his no-stress approach to gardening with such deep love and passion. This book is as much a gardening manual as it is a reframing of our relationship with each other and the world. Landrace Gardening gives us a roadmap to the kind of joyful food security that we need for healing many of the most important wounds of our time.” Jason Padvorac

“Joseph Lofthouse has a focus upon something that all gardeners should know: Landrace varieties are the way to sustainability. The best part is that everything in his book is adaptable for any gardener. No high level knowledge of botany or chemistry is required. The versatility and diversity of growing landrace plants speaks for themselves.” Jere Gettle— Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.

“The western sustainable agriculture movement has long needed its own version of the 'One Straw Revolution'. Joseph Lofthouse provides just that. With revolutionary gusto based on heretical thought and age old human gnosis. In Landrace Gardening, Food Security... Lofthouse steps firmly into the role of Iconoclast and elder seed shaman.” Alan Bishop, Alchemist at Spirits Of French Lick

“Awesome to see this process beginning to work in just one year.” Josh Jamison, HEART Village

“Joseph's book is an eye-opener to a novice seed saver like myself. My growing conditions are not as extreme as Joseph's, but we do have a very short growing season. He has inspired me to start trying to produce my own landrace crops.” Megan Palmer

“Inspiring. Empowering. VERY important work.” Stephanie Genus

“Octavia E. Butler's Earthseed, John Twelve Hawks' Traveler Series, and Orson Scott-Card's Ender Quintet have delivered us to Joseph's fertile gateway. Not a gateway "drug", but yes a door of perception. In this book, Joseph removes from our lexicon Instant, Lite, Diet, Recommended Daily Allowance, Modern, Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Hybrid with just one shattering word: Promiscuous. Under the same condition he was once gifted a guitar, Joseph offers us Abundance for as long as we keep learning to play within it.” Heron Breen, Fedco Seeds


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