Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Fionnuala has now published her book 'From the Ground Up'.
The book is not your common or garden (excuse the pun) gardening book.There are 15 chapters and each one is a story about a particular gardener(s) growing in a very different environment.
Some have overcome huge problems such as boggy ground, growing near the sea etc.
Most gardening books are a list of what to do and when, this book can be read as a book of short stories, there are gems of information scattered throughout and what you learn along the way can be put to good use whether you have a balcony as in Eight Square Metres where a young couple grow their own on the balcony of their apartment in the middle of Dublin or someone like Madeline McKeever who came to West Cork many years ago to run a small dairy farm but who is now the very successful owner of 'Brown Envelope Seeds' she didn't give up just took a step sideways and carried on.
We are featured on our allotment, there are community gardens, organically certified gardens, two young lads who grow monster pumpkins in Co Leitrim and lots more engrossing stories for gardeners and even someone who just has a window box will find this book enthralling to read from cover to cover or just dip into chapter by chapter over time.
Its a beautifully presented book, hard cover and with lots of photographs as Fionnuala's husband Richard is a professional photographer.Its available to buy in all bookshops and on Amazon.
Posted by Peggy at Wednesday, December 12, 2012