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Mel Bartholomew graduated from Georgia Tech and worked as a Civil Engineer. After retiring from his own Engineering and Consulting Company, he started gardening as a hobby. Unhappy with the traditional single row victory garden method, he created the Square Foot Gardening method. His first book, show more Square Foot Gardening, was published in 1981. His other books included All New Square Foot Gardening, Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies, Square Foot Gardening Answer Book, and Square Foot Gardening with Kids. From the proceeds of his book sales, he created the Square Foot Gardening Foundation, which has spread his method throughout the world in an effort to help end world hunger. He died on April 28, 2016 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Bartholomew, Melvin Earl
Birthdate
1931-12-14
Date of death
2016-04-28
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Kingston, New York, USA
Occupations
Gardener
Engineer

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Ok I am reading,,,I even bought it...now if it would just stop raining I WOULD START IT!
 
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leebill | 24 other reviews | Apr 30, 2020 |
Disclaimer: I read this gardening book purely for inspiration, not for how-to advice or instructions.

A recommended reference for beginners and experienced square-foot gardeners. I collected several new ideas.

I read the 3rd edition. Lots of color photos.
 
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flying_monkeys | 24 other reviews | Apr 12, 2020 |
Really super book - especially for the beginning gardener. Lots of useful reference tables in the back.
 
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