Ever wanted to grow your own but don’t have the time, space, or even know where to start? Alice Holden, one of Britain’s pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens to commercial farms. In this book, she’ll help optimise the space and time available to you – even if it’s a window box and 10 minutes a week.
- The basic tools you need to get started
- How to make a raised bed and why you need one
- A recipe for compost
- How to increase your chances of success
- Focuses on just 10 vegetables and gives enough basic info to get started
- Contains colour photographs and line drawings throughout
- Aimed at busy people short on time and space
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With delicious recipes from Pam Corbin, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and others that Alice has worked with over the years, Do Grow will inspire you to change your view. And plant an edible garden!
About the Autor - Alice Holden, one of Britain’s pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from the kitchen gardens of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage to commercial farms. Currently she is head grower at Growing Communities, an award-winning social enterprise in Hackney, who run an organic box scheme, farmers’ market and urban food production sites.
The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in Shoreditch, London, producing inspirational guidebooks.
Each book is fairly short, about 100 pages, as it focuses on the ‘doing’ rather than the background theory. Concise, practical, visually striking guides that make it easier to Do stuff.
Each book is written by speakers from the Do Lectures, an annual event held in West Wales and California, whose ideas have inspired others to go and Do. Their aim is to recreate that same positive change in book form – whether that’s the mastery of a new skill or craft, a simple mind-shift, or a shot of inspiration to help you get started.
They hope you like their books and find them useful - keep reading and doing!
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