Published: New York, NY : Rodale, c2011 Description: xiv, 209 p. ; 23 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781605295893 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1605295892 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1605295892 :, Language: English
A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author's garden. Owens shows you how to fit a garden into your life-- and why it's worth the trouble
Why don't Americans garden? -- Money : better than Berkshire Hathaway stock bought in '65 -- Flavor : if you haven't grown it, you haven't tasted it -- Health : eternal youth's not in a fountain, but in a garden -- The soil : why dirt isn't dirty -- Beauty : prettier than sod and shrubs any day -- The kids : what they'll take out of the garden -- The never-ending education : why you'll soon be as much of an expert as any expert -- Survival : how to stay adaptable in uncertain times -- Happiness : the best reason to garden
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