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  • Cross Creek Kitchens Seasonal Recipes and Reflections
    A Culinary History of Florida

    From The History Press: 

    From the very first prickly pears harvested by Paleo-Indians more than twelve thousand years ago to the Seminole tribe's staple dish of sofkee, Florida's culinary history is as diverse as its geography. Italian, French, Creole, Spanish, Cuban, Greek, Mexican, Minorcan and Caribbean influences season southern, soul and Cracker foods to make up Florida's eclectic flavors. Learn how Florida orange juice changed the look of the American breakfast table and discover the state's festival-worthy swamp cabbage. Through syllabubs, perloos, frog legs and Tupelo honey, author Joy Sheffield Harris serves up a delectable helping of five hundred years of Florida cuisine - all with a side of key lime pie, of course. 

    By Joy Sheffield Harris, ISBN 978-1-62619-657-5, copyright 2014.

    Price: $19.99
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  • A Land Remembered
    A Land Remembered: A Novel
    From the publisher:
    Meet the MacIvey family spanning three generations – from humble beginnings as dirt-poor Crackers to becoming affluent real estate tycoons. In this epic portrayal, witness the indomitable American pioneer spirit as they strive to survive against all odds. Experience the sweeping narrative of the land, where the initial struggle for bare survival evolves into unabashed exploitation far beyond human necessity. Immerse yourself in this rich and rugged history, a testament to Florida's pioneer spirit and the resilience of the natural world.

    By Patrick Smith.
    Pineapple Press, ISBN 978-1-56164-116-1.

    Price: $14.95
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  • Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South
    Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South
    From University Press of Florida:
    When her family moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, Von Diaz traded plantains, roast pork, and malta for grits, fried chicken, and sweet tea. Brimming with humor and nostalgia, this book is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South.

    With stunning photographs that showcase the geographic diversity of the island and the vibrant ingredients constituting Puerto Rican cuisine, this cookbook is a poignant story about discovering our roots through the comforting foods that connect us. It reflects on the dishes that evoke memories of family and help us navigate the transitions from childhood to adulthood, island life to mainland living, and the place of origin to the adopted home.

    By Von Diaz, ISBN 978-0-8130-5665-4, copyright 2018.

    Price: $28.00
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  • Cross Creek Kitchens Seasonal Recipes and Reflections
    Cross Creek Kitchens
    From University Press of Florida:
    After her death, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's home in Cross Creek was opened to the public under the aegis of the Florida State Park system. For years, tourists have flocked to tiny Cross Creek to walk in the footsteps of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and experience firsthand how she lived and worked.

    Sally Morrison, one of the home's first tour guides, spent years restoring this historic property, maintaining the garden and groves, interpreting the home for visitors, and cooking the food that Rawlings enjoyed. In 1983, she and Kate Barnes, also a Cross Creek resident, first created Cross Creek Kitchens. Inspired by Rawlings's own Cross Creek Cookery, their book features southern fare and local favorite recipes interlaced with stories of life in the small community made famous by Rawlings.

    The more than 150 recipes reflect the seasons' bounties, focus on natural ingredients, and emphasize healthy substitutions when possible.

    By Sally Morrison, illustrations by Kate Barnes, ISBN 978-0-8130-3799-8, copyright 1983.

    Price: $26.95
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  • Early Nature Artists in Florida - Audubon and His Fellow Explorers
    Early Nature Artists in Florida
    From The History Press:
    Florida's stunning landscapes and captivating wildlife served as inspiration for early naturalists exploring new horizons, including John James Audubon. His beloved artwork showcased elegant herons, acrobatic terns, endearing pelicans, and colorful roseate spoonbills. However, Audubon wasn't the first nature artist enchanted by Florida. Mark Catesby, an English country squire turned adventurer, introduced Florida's wonders to a European audience in the 1700s. William Bartram, a Pennsylvania Quaker, ventured south to explore the Florida wilderness, canoeing across alligator-filled lakes and sketching the creatures he encountered. Author Chris Fasolino recounts these artistic expeditions in a collection enriched with gorgeous artwork, featuring high-definition images of Audubon's rarely seen original paintings.

    By Chris Fasolino, ISBN 978-1-4671-5032-3, 128 pages, copyright 2021.

    Price: $21.99
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  • Family Forests Portraits of Private Land Stewardship in Florida
    Family Forests: Portraits of Private Land Stewardship in Florida

    About one-third of Florida’s 17 million acres of forest lands are owned by families and individuals, many of whom manage the land themselves for conservation, forestry, wildlife habitat, recreation, or agriculture. This book, beautifully illustrated with photos and filled with useful information, tells the stories of nine unique forest landowners—how they got started, their goals, stewardship philosophies, challenges, and the rich natural and human histories of the land they tend. If you’ve ever wanted to live and work in a forest or wondered about the forest lands you’re passing on the highway, you’ll find this book intriguing and inspiring. 8” x 8”, 80 pp.

    Price: $12.95
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  • Florida Direct Marketing Handbook
    Florida Direct Marketing Handbook

    If you have a small- to mid-sized farm, nursery, or food business and want to sell directly to consumers, this handbook is for you. Published by UF/IFAS Extension with support from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Direct Marketing Handbook is your guide to making important “off the field” decisions.

    Chapters include information on:

    Steps to starting and managing your farm business, including business plans, financing, insurance, labor, and food safety
    Best practices for direct marketing channels
    Meeting state requirements for direct sales of products, including cottage foods, livestock, dairy, eggs, aquaculture, honey, and more
    Networking resources
    Whether you’ve been farming for years or you’re just thinking about starting a cottage food business, this book is one resource you can’t afford to skip.

    8.5” x 11”, 65 pp, illustrated.

    ISBN: 978-1-1949197-02-0

    Visit the Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises website for more information!

    If you are interesting in purchasing 25 or more copies of this title, please contact us at 800-226-1764 or to inquire about a 20% bulk discount.

    Price: $19.99
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  • Florida Oranges: A Colorful History
    Florida Oranges: A Colorful History

    The narrative begins with the first orange groves planted by Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine during the 1500s, laying the foundation for an integral part of Florida's identity. As orange groves expanded across the state, they sparked horticultural and manufacturing innovation. Uncover intriguing tales, including the eccentric "citrus wizard" Lue Gim Gong in Deland, the adventures of smuggler Jesse Fish, and the fortunes made by the silver-tongued politician William J. Howey selling groveland plots in the 1920s. Dive into the heyday of orange tourism and the resilient farmers who faced challenges like freezes, floods, and citrus greening.

    Join author Erin Thursby on an exploration of the Sunshine State's citrus history. ISBN 9781467141192, copyright 2019.

    Price: $21.99
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  • Florida Youth Naturalist Program Instructor Field Guide
    Florida Youth Naturalist Program Instructor Field Guide

    Shelly A. Johnson, Sarah T. Hensley, Megan T. Ellis

    This innovative field guide contains the curriculum for the Florida Youth Naturalist Program, designed to educate youth ages 10-13 about Florida’s natural world.

    The guide leads instructors through 10 lessons and approximately 24 hours of learning, hands-on activities, and field trips. Following the journey of a single raindrop, students will experience the diverse wildlife and ecology of Florida’s upland, freshwater, and coastal ecosystems. Special features encourage youth to dig deeper, leave no trace, volunteer their services, and investigate careers in life sciences. For instructors, it also includes guidelines for field trips, supply lists, reference materials, and a glossary.

    This richly illustrated guide is perfect for 4-H leaders and educators seeking an innovative approach that empowers youth to develop awareness, passion, and a sense of stewardship for Florida’s natural resources.

    122 pp.


    Want to learn more about the Florida Youth Naturalist Program? Click here to visit their website!

    Disclaimer: Name and contact information for customers purchasing this item may be shared with the program leader/department.

    Price: $40.00
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  • Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida's Waters
    Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida's Waters
    Surrounded by water on three sides, with an inland maze of lakes, rivers, streams, and springs, Florida boasts a fishing culture unlike any other state, bringing with it an abundance of delectable recipes. Following their award-winning "Field to Feast," the authors take readers on a journey to savor the bounty of the state's countless waterways and bring these distinctly Floridian recipes from the sea to your table.

    In "Good Catch," the authors befriend the fishermen, the frog giggers, and the shrimpers whose pride in their hard work is nearly tangible and whose joy comes from spending time so close to nature. Their stories, evoking a way of life that has endured for generations, will transform you— if you have not been already— into a champion of local fishermen.

    From amberjack to snook, from roasted Apalachicola oysters to steamed spiny lobster from the Florida Keys—plus all the accompanying starters, salads, and sides— "Good Catch" brings Sunshine State flavor into your kitchen.

    By Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson, photography by Diana Zalucky, ISBN 978-0-8130-6015-6, copyright 2014.

    Price: $28.00
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  • Kid's Guide to Florida-Friendly Landscaping
    Growing Up Florida-Friendly

    Growing Up Florida-Friendly: A Kid's Guide to the 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. This colorful, easy-to-read book is the perfect way to introduce youth to the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. Follow the travels of "Miss Flory" and FFL Kids Harriet and Russell as they learn to create vibrant, sustainable landscapes through efficient water use, mulching, distinguishing good bugs from bad bugs, recycling waste, and other important FFL practices. Written and illustrated by Florida Master Gardener Volunteers, this delightful book can be shared by children and adults, in the classroom and at home.

    By Kim Pepitone Cottrell
    Illustrated by Evelyn Lavaughn Davis
    58 pages, full color. Copyright 2020.

    Price: $6.99
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  • Horticultural Therapy Methods
    Horticultural Therapy Methods
    From CRC Press:
    Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. This book presents types of programs, settings, and goals in horticultural therapy. It outlines treatment planning; development of sessions to meet treatment objectives; motivation and behavior management techniques; documentation guidelines; practical approaches for wellness; and resources for activity ideas. This revised edition updates materials and adds essential information on planning treatment sessions. It also provides horticultural therapy strategies to address treatment issues related to mental health, physical health, vocational skills, and wellness.

    Editors: Rebecca L. Haller, Christine L. Capra

    2nd edition, 2017, 188pp
    ISBN: 978-1-138-73117-2
    Price: $31.95
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  • Important Vectors of Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Viruses poster
    Important Vectors of Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Viruses poster
    Explore the life cycle of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, infamous vectors of Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya. This informative 12"x18" poster vividly illustrates the stages of their life cycle and highlights the symptoms associated with these diseases. A valuable resource for educational settings and public awareness initiatives.

    Price: $5.00
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  • The Citrus Industry in the Sunshine State
    The Citrus Industry in the Sunshine State
    From Arcadia Publishing:
    From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can be considered works of art today.

    Father and son authors Brian Weaver and Richard Weaver have compiled over 150 postcards to create a visual record of Florida's citrus industry. As you flip through these pages, you'll learn about the oranges and grapefruit that grace millions of breakfast tables each morning, as well as the people whose hard work goes into getting that fruit from the tree to the plate. Blended with personal reminiscences, this fascinating history provides readers with a guided tour of the groves, packing houses, and juice plants at the heart of one of Florida's most important industries.

    By Brian Weaver and Richard Weaver, ISBN 978-0-7385-0302-8, copyright 1999

    Price: $21.99
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  • Garden Next Door
    The Garden Next Door
    From River Horse Books:

    On a lazy summer day, three young children find themselves bored and hot, observing as birds, bees, and butterflies fly past them, over their fence, and into their neighbor's mysterious yard. However, their own yard lacks any sign of wildlife, and unlike their neighbor's, it remains dark without the glow of fireflies at night. Determined to uncover the reason behind this discrepancy, the kids embark on a quest to bring a little wilderness to their own backyard.

    This delightful story serves as an introduction to wild gardens, pollinators, and nature conservation. Young readers will discover how simple yet impactful changes to their environment can benefit the animals and insects that share our world.

    Written by Collin Pine and illustrated by Tiffany Everett, this book is an engaging read for children, encouraging them to appreciate and interact with nature. ISBN 9781956844016; copyright 2022.

    32 pages; 9" x 11"
    Price: $18.99
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  • The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid
    The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid
    Explore the intriguing world of the Phragmipedium kovachii, hailed as the most coveted orchid discovery of its time after its unearthing in Peru in 2002. Witness as its allure drives prices to unprecedented heights, reaching a staggering $10,000 on the black market, leading even the most level-headed individuals to bend rules and skirt laws in their quest to possess it.

    Award-winning journalist Craig Pittman, renowned for his coverage in the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, meticulously unveils this fascinating narrative. Through Pittman's insightful storytelling, the intricate web of smugglers, scientists, and federal investigators is unraveled, shedding light on the true culprits behind this captivating saga.

    Summer selection for the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Book Club - save 20% off list price (normally $20.95).
    Price: $16.76
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  • Triumph Over Tragedy: A Community Response to Managing Trauma in Times of Disaster and Terrorism
    Triumph Over Tragedy: A Community Response to Managing Trauma in Times of Disaster and Terrorism

    Developed from current research and a decade's worth of experience assisting communities in response to large-scale disasters, "Triumph Over Tragedy" focuses on helping individuals and communities cope with the emotional impacts of disaster events. This DVD and CD training curriculum is an extension of the "Triumph Over Tragedy" training manual. These "train-the-trainer" materials will benefit Extension professionals engaged in disaster preparation and response and were utilized by Extension agents in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama following Hurricane Katrina.

    2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-0-916287-67-2.

    Price: $20.00
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  • Large tree at a park with a view of a city in the distance
    Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners
    From University of Florida Press:
    Ideal for city residents, developers, designers, and officials looking for ways to bring urban environments into harmony with the natural world and to make cities more sustainable, this book offers a wealth of information and examples that will answer fundamental scientific questions, guide green initiatives, and inform environmental policies and decision-making processes.

    This book provides an overview of the synergistic relationships between humans and nature that shape the ecology of urban green spaces. It also emphasizes the social and cultural value of nature in cities for human health and well-being. Chapters describe the basic science of natural components and ecosystems in urban areas and explore the ideal of biophilic urbanism, the philosophy of building nature into the framework of cities. To illustrate these topics, chapters include projects, case studies, expert insights, and successful citizen science programs from urban areas around the world.

    Authors Gail Hansen and Joseli Macedo argue that citizens have increasingly important roles to play in the environmental future of the cities they live in. A valuable resource for real-world solutions, this volume encourages citizens and planners to actively engage and collaborate in improving their communities and quality of life.


    By Gail Hansen and Joseli Macedo, ISBN 978-1-68340-252-7, copyright 2021.
    Price: $45.00
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