A Life in the Garden

Tales and Tips for Growing Food in Every Season
by Barbara Damrosch

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One of America's most well-known and bestselling gardening writers shares her reflections and advice on finding joy in the garden

In A Life in the Garden, horticultural icon Barbara Damrosch imparts a lifetime of wisdom on growing food for herself and her family. In writing that's accessible, engaging, and elegant, she welcomes us...

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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 380

Publication Date 10/01/2024

ISBN 9781643261812

Dimensions 7.85 inches x 9.3 inches

To me, Barbara Damrosch is the Julia Child of gardening. ...Barbara was one of the people who made “sustainable” “small-scale,” and “compost” household words. …She practically invented the edible gardening movement.

— Phillis Odessey, The New York Botanical Garden, Plant Talk

One of the most popular gardening personalities in the world.

— Dr. Richard Churchill, People, Places and Plants

Barbara Damrosch has saved from extinction the art of the personal essay. Not since Charles Lamb have we had such enjoyable reading. She makes kitchen gardening an imaginative experience.

— Daniel Hoffman, 22nd United States Poet Laureate.

The Queen of organic growing…a human search engine when it comes to questions about gardening and cooking.

— Heidi Julavits, The New York Times Style Magazine