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A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author's garden.

Our parents saw supermarkets and processed foods as the height of convenience. But nothing is more convenient than grocery shopping in the backyard. A vegetable garden offers the best defense against rising food prices, the most environmentally sound way to eat, and better exercise than any gym. It will turn anyone into a wonderful cook, since nothing tastes more vibrant than homegrown. And it can take less time every week than a trip to the supermarket.

In Grow the Good Life, Michele Owens, an amateur gardener for almost two decades, makes an entertaining and persuasive case for vegetable gardens. She starts with two simple but radical ideas: Growing food on a small scale is easy, and it is absurdly rewarding.

With her wry, funny, and accessible approach, Owens helps beginning gardeners overcome obstacles that keep them from planting a few seedlings every spring. She explains why dirt isn't dirty; the health benefits of growing one's own food; and that vegetable gardens are not antithetical to the frantic pace of modern life, but simple and undemanding if intelligently managed.

Grow the Good Life is not just another how-to. Instead, it will teach you the true fundamentals of vegetable growing: how to fit a garden into your life and why it's worth the trouble.

Review:

"Michele Owens is truly the most eloquent, cosmopolitan, and opinionated garden writer since Katharine White. In Grow the Good Life, she makes a passionate and compelling case for returning vegetable gardening to its rightful place in the day-to-day lives of every American family. It is a witty, entertaining, and highly persuasive read." Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants

Review:

"Not only does Owens make an utterly convincing case — in terms of health — for getting out your shovel and creating a vegetable garden, her enthusiasm for the sheer fun of the endeavor is bound to win you over." Ruth Kassinger, author of Paradise Under Glass

Synopsis:

A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the authors garden.
 
Our parents saw supermarkets and processed foods as the height of convenience. But nothing is more

convenient than grocery shopping in the backyard. A vegetable garden offers the best defense against

rising food prices, the most environmentally sound way to eat, and better exercise than any gym. It will

turn anyone into a wonderful cook, since nothing tastes more vibrant than homegrown. And it can take

less time every week than a trip to the supermarket.

In Grow the Good Life, Michele Owens, an amateur gardener for almost two decades, makes an entertaining and persuasive case for vegetable gardens. She starts with two simple but radical ideas: Growing food on a small scale is easy, and it is absurdly rewarding.

With her wry, funny, and accessible approach, Owens helps beginning gardeners overcome obstacles that keep them from planting a few seedlings every spring. She explains why dirt isnt dirty; the health benefits of growing ones own food; and that vegetable gardens are not antithetical to the frantic pace of modern life, but simple and undemanding if intelligently managed.

Grow the Good Life is not just another how-to.  Instead, it will teach you the true fundamentals of vegetable growing: how to fit a garden into your life and why its worth the trouble.

Synopsis:

A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the authors garden.

 

About the Author

Michele Owens is a cofounder of Garden Rant, one of the most popular and influential gardening blogs. Her articles about gardening have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine and Organic Gardening. She lives in Saratoga Springs and Salem, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605295893
Author:
Owens, Michelle
Publisher:
Rodale Press
Author:
Owens, Michele
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.50 in

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Product details 224 pages Rodale Press - English 9781605295893 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Michele Owens is truly the most eloquent, cosmopolitan, and opinionated garden writer since Katharine White. In Grow the Good Life, she makes a passionate and compelling case for returning vegetable gardening to its rightful place in the day-to-day lives of every American family. It is a witty, entertaining, and highly persuasive read."
"Review" by , "Not only does Owens make an utterly convincing case — in terms of health — for getting out your shovel and creating a vegetable garden, her enthusiasm for the sheer fun of the endeavor is bound to win you over."
"Synopsis" by ,
A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the authors garden.
 
Our parents saw supermarkets and processed foods as the height of convenience. But nothing is more

convenient than grocery shopping in the backyard. A vegetable garden offers the best defense against

rising food prices, the most environmentally sound way to eat, and better exercise than any gym. It will

turn anyone into a wonderful cook, since nothing tastes more vibrant than homegrown. And it can take

less time every week than a trip to the supermarket.

In Grow the Good Life, Michele Owens, an amateur gardener for almost two decades, makes an entertaining and persuasive case for vegetable gardens. She starts with two simple but radical ideas: Growing food on a small scale is easy, and it is absurdly rewarding.

With her wry, funny, and accessible approach, Owens helps beginning gardeners overcome obstacles that keep them from planting a few seedlings every spring. She explains why dirt isnt dirty; the health benefits of growing ones own food; and that vegetable gardens are not antithetical to the frantic pace of modern life, but simple and undemanding if intelligently managed.

Grow the Good Life is not just another how-to.  Instead, it will teach you the true fundamentals of vegetable growing: how to fit a garden into your life and why its worth the trouble.

"Synopsis" by ,
A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the authors garden.

 
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