Holiday tasks for a stay-at-home gardener need not mean continually slaving outdoors. Why not read a good gardening book? Or organise your bookshelf – a job that is always productive, as tidying your books or cataloguing them acts as a good reminder of what you have and why you bought them in the first place! Renew your acquaintance with your library.
Or add to it: a fascinating new book hot off the press earlier this year was ‘Veg Street’ by energetic gardener and author, Naomi Schillinger. Published by Short Books and subtitled ‘Grow Your Own Community’, Naomi outlines how she got together with her urban neighbours to start a community gardening scheme. Today, the scheme has more than 100 residents who have turned their front gardens over to growing fruit and veg, and edible flowers. There’s lots of help on how and what to grow; so many ideas that this remarkable book is likely to become a street bible. Cities and Suburbia will never be the same! Buy it online by clicking on this link.
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