Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening

Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening


Edited by Duncan McCorquodale

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  • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 249mm x 13mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 5 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906155682
  • ISBN 13: 9781906155681
  • Sales rank: 342,099

Product description

With easy-to-follow instructions on the basics of growing flowers, herbs, vegetables and more, Growing Stuff provides an excellent introduction to the world of horticulture. A wide selection of creative 'recipes' will help you take growing plants to the next level by making use of them with craft and culinary projects. The book shows you that things can be grown in even the most unexpected places, and with minimum prior knowledge or skill. Written in an engaging and informal way, the book is an ideal introduction to green-fingered activity, and is sure to convert even wary or novice gardeners to this creative and wide-ranging practice. Includes a foreword by Richard Reynolds author of On Guerilla Gardening.

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Author information

Contributors: Emma Cooper is a contributor to The Guardian Weekend and Country Gardener and has appeared on BBC Radio 4's "Go4It" programme. Riva Soucie is co-editor of the creative DIY website She is a registered Holistic Nutritionist and a founder member of the Canadian Association for Food Studies. Trina Tune blogs on about the development of her organic and sustainable garden, described as "one of the best Australian eco blogs". Richard Reynolds is the founder of the worldwide guerrilla gardening community,, and is the author of On Guerilla Gardening, Bloomsbury Publishing.

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'[This book shows that] Gardening is not just about allotments, trips to garden centres on a Sunday afternoon, and Radio 4 playing in the backgroud... it's about having fun -- creating produce; eating it, drinking it -- you won't disagree when you see the recipe for Grow Your Own Mojito' Amelia's Magazine 'The merry band of authors shows how the frustrated can channel their enthusiasm by container growing, harvesting wild plants, guerrilla gardening and even horticultural art installations' The Guardian 'A vibrant and quirky guide for anyone wishing to transform their outdoor space' Organic Home & Garden