The Home Acre (Paperback)

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The Home Acre, first published in 1886, is equal parts guide to crop management and horticultural journey into the past. Edward P. Roe sets out to instruct readers on how to maximize the land at their disposal, whether grasslands or wooded areas, with a unique period writing style filled with subtle wit. Lovers of heirloom seeds will delight in the descriptive lists of seed varieties best suited to the different climes of North America from over 125 years ago. Likewise, viticulturists will find the narrative on vineyard management, to include a contemporary description of the phylloxera plague, noteworthy. The author's writing conveys a respect for 'Nature', and hints at the early days of the conservation movement gaining momentum through late 1800s. The Home Acre is perfect for lovers of gardens, horticulture, and history. This Grove Classic Edition comes fully annotated for today's reader with footnotes on historical references.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781093534085
ISBN-10: 1093534087
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 19th, 2019
Pages: 218
Language: English