Luther Burbank, popularly described as a "gardener touched with genius," and a "saint amidst the roses," is well-known to readers of Paramhansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi as the man to whom Yogananda dedicated his landmark 1946 spiritual classic.
Burbank, a Kriya Yogi and devotee of Yogananda, gave the Master a copy of the 1922 edition of this book, "The Training of the Human Plant."
Of this little book Yogananda said "I read his little book that night with intense interest. His eye envisions a glorious future for the race."
Discover this book as Yogananda did: start reading the actual pages of the 1922 edition, scanned in for your enjoyment. Or, if you prefer, you may read the HTML text version of the book (great for slower Internet connections).