In 1974, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd moved from Boston to southern Vermont, where they became the proprietors of a twenty-eight-acre patch of wilderness. The land was forested, overgrown, and wild, complete with a stream. Today, North Hill’s seven carefully cultivated acres—open to visitors during the warmer months—are an internationally renowned garden.
In the intervening years, both the garden and the gardening books (A Year at North Hill, Living Seasonally, Our Life in Gardens) Eck and Winterrowd created together have been acclaimed in many forms. They were at work on To Eat when Winterrowd passed away, in 2010.
Informative, funny, and moving, To Eat is a book that you will return to again and again.
Location: Street: 77 Main St Additional: City: Montpelier, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05602 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Informative, funny, and, above all, tenderly moving, To Eat is a fitting capstone to a profound partnership. A memorable book about the path food travels from garden to table
For years, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd lived and worked together, tending to North Hill, their spectacular garden in southern Vermont, which each year draws visitors from around the world who delight in exploring its seven carefully cultivated acres; and collaborating on books that centered on their passions for plants and animals, and for the soil that nourishes them both. To Eat was, unfortunately, fated to be their last collaboration: They were at work on this book when Winterrowd passed away in 2010.
To Eat is a celebration of their life together, a tribute to the garden they both loved and to the man who spent his life reveling in the fruits—literal and metaphorical—of his labor. As Eck and Winterrowd move through the seasons, considering the edible plants and vegetables appropriate to each, what shines through above all is their connection to the land and to each other. This is a celebration of life and the life cycle, of eating seasonally, of cultivating a meal from the ground up. It’s about abundance and also scarcity; about living in harmony with the world and accepting its offerings.
About the authors: Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd are the coauthors of Our Life in Gardens, The Year at North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden, and Living seasonally: The Kitchen and the Table at North Hill. They are cofounders of the garden design firm North Hill. Eck lives in Vermont; Winterrowd died in 2010.
Location: Street: 4869 Main St Additional: City: Manchester Center, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05255 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Philadelphia Flower Show - Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd
Lecture and booksigningSubject to change without notice. Check monitors for up-to-the-minute changes.All lectures and demonstrations are held in rooms 201B & C on the Bridge between the Main Show and the grand Ballroom. (booksense)
Renowned garden designers Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd present Our Life in Gardens, an entertaining, fascinating, and unexpectedly moving book about the life and garden they share. The book also contains much sound information about the cultivation of plants and their value in the landscape. (oregonobsessionz)… (more)