Synopses & Reviews
Functioning as a spiritual-development manual as well as a beginner's gardening guide, this informative reference teaches gardeners how to bring the angelic dimension of cocreation into their green thumb work by communicating directly with nature. A plentiful supply of earthy examples in the form of first-person narratives spell out the steps necessary to garden in conscious cooperation with joyful devas and nature spirits, such as allowing gardeners to consult with pests before waging chemical warfare and to seek approval from trees and shrubs before making drastic cuts. The fun, simple strategies showcased in the guideincluding sections on fertilizer and compost, plus tips about specific vegetables, soils, and insectsdo not require psychic abilities or meditation skills to bring forth the continual miracles that will maximize a garden's potential. Appendices include a who's-who of devas and nature spirits and a short review of the classic Findhorn Garden story.
Ellen Vande Visse's [book], while filled with vitally important information about creating compost and natural pesticides, is also a really funny read." Publishers Weekly
"It is wonderful to come across a book that deals with the intelligence of nature as well as giving precise and practical examples of creative cooperation with it."
Dorothy Maclean, cofounder, Findhorn Community, and author, To Hear the Angels Sing
About the Author
Ellen Vande Visse is a horticultural teacher and consultant on sustainable agriculture who operates her own gardening school. She has grown flowers, herbs, and vegetables for the Alaska branch of the National Outdoor Leadership School and produces compost and compost tea for commercial and backyard growers. She lives in Howard City, Michigan.