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Digging Deep in the Garden: Book Three…

Digging Deep in the Garden: Book Three (Volume 1)

by John Walker

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This is the third book in John Walker's "Digging Deep" series, based on articles he has written over the years for magazines focused on what he calls "earth friendly gardening". That is looking at the ecological impacts horticulture has and how we, as gardeners, can reduce this.

Some of the articles provide practical pointers, whilst others are effectively rants at the horticultural trade, gardening magazines, general media and sometimes us gardeners about things we do. The articles are reprinted more or less "as is" from the original magazine articles, which means some of them may seem a little dated (they stretch back to 2009). However its remarkable how many points are still valid 7 years later - either a sign of good thinking and writing from John or (more worryingly) a lack of progress on green issues in horticulture.

There's some really useful material, ideas and quotable sections in these books, and its useful to have the material gathered together (and hopefully provide John with some funding to carry on his work in the future!). However don't expect this book to tell you anything new if you're already well versed in the greener side of gardening - for you its more a resource book and something to show your less ecologically minded allotment neighbours! ( )
  jimll | Dec 10, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0993268366, Paperback)

The silence of celebrities on climate chaos... growing your own biofuels to benefit bees... how to run your garden on renewable, modern sunlight... why nature-friendly organic gardening is bad news for big business... how slug pellets are polluting your cup of tea... In this incisive, witty and thought-provoking collection of essays exploring gardening's place in nature, John Walker challenges gardening's status quo at a time of unprecedented environmental upheaval, while urging us to garden in ways that are truly green.

This third book of John's earth-friendly garden writing was originally published in Organic Gardening/Organic Garden & Home, and then in Kitchen Garden magazine, as his long-running and popular series 'Digging Deep'.

John Walker has been growing plants since he could walk, holds the Kew Diploma in Horticulture, and is an award-winning gardening and environment author, writer, blogger and micropublisher. Despite occasional squirrel-fuelled frustration, he is enjoying eking a new earth- and climate-friendly garden from a once bracken-riddled hillside at his home in Snowdonia, North Wales.

(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:57:16 -0500)

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