United Plant Savers
If native plants and medicinal herbs are of interest to you, then visit the United Plant Savers Web site, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect medicinal plants of the United States and Canada, as well as their habitat. The site provides information about at-risk plants, places that are part of their botanical sanctuary network, events, educational opportunities, internet resources, and much more.
Rustic Garden Furniture & Accessories
Ever wanted to create your own furniture and decorative items for the garden? Rustic Garden Furniture & Accessories, by Daniel Mack and Thomas Stender (Lark Books, 2007; $14.95), presents a number of projects that can connect with nature by building items from branches and saplings that you collect yourself. With only basic woodworking skills and a very few tools, you can make a range of items, from a log candleholder to a windowbox, folding screen, obelisk, and more.