Synopses & Reviews
Even urban dwellers, with little more than a balcony or tiny backyard or windowsill, can grow their own food, thanks to Patti Moreno's groundbreaking gardening guide! Moreno, host of the most popular garden videos on the web, has devised a unique plan for creating low-maintenance organic “cuisine gardens”--including Italian Best-Ever Marinara Sauce Garden, Asian Stir Fry Garden, and Mediterranean Vegetable Garden--that produce the vegetables, fruits, and herbs people love and eat. She supplies dozens of easy plans, plus a generous collection of simple, delicious recipes and menus that will make the most of any garden's bounty. Moreno's colorful photographs, illustrations, and comprehensive instructions will encourage gardeners both new and experienced to embrace sustainable living with ease and enthusiasm.
"...a guide for yard-to-table foodies. Ms. Moreno, a creator of the Web site gardengirltv.com who lives in urban Roxbury, Mass., gives the basics for gardening in raised beds, containers and window boxes. She first lays out essential bits about water, compost and pestilence, then offers plans for an herb pesto garden, an Asian stir-fry garden, a vegan raw garden and more. Confident that her instructions will yield bounty, she also provides recipes, like baba ghanouj from a Mediterranean vegetable garden and sunflower-seed cake from a Native American garden. A frisky yet sensible tone pervades the book, from the author's dedication (to her family, “for eating all their veggies”) to the Mouth-watering Cilantro Lime Martini recipe at the end." —New York Times
About the Author
Patti Moreno is both the creator and host of GardenGirltv.com, one of the top urban gardening websites in the US (TubeMogul gave her the rank of Most Watched Garden Host on the web). Patti has contributed to Fine Gardening's Grow Magazine, Organic Gardening Magazine, Farmers' Almanac, The Boston Globe, and The Huffington Post, and is the co-host for the first season of the public television show, Growing a Greener World. Patti has appeared on NBC's Today and speaks at garden centers across the country. Her video series is available on HGTV.com. Patti lives in Boston, MA.