Book reviews

Books about birds

Birds in your garden

March 2021

Penny Woodward talks about attracting birds to your garden and two new books about birds.


The Herbalist's Bible

February 2015

What did people do for medicine in the 17th century? JUSTIN RUSSELL reviews a modern take on a Middle Ages herbal classic.

Books on shelf

Books for presents

December 2012

SIMON WEBSTER suggests some reading matter to stimulate the grey matter (and the plant matter, for that matter).

The Fertile Dozen - A beginner's reading list

June 2012

In order to understand the present and prepare for the future, it helps to understand the past.

When ELIOT COLEMAN was asked what books would be best to help someone understand what a biologically based agriculture is all about, he put together this collection, which he nicknamed “The Fertile Dozen.”

When wild things disappear

June 2010

I do like to weave some poetry into OG, just as I like to search for it in the wider world.