Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook

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Timber Press, 2006 - Gardening - 222 pages
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Most gardeners know how rewarding it is to harvest ripe, sun-warmed tomatoes or pungent herbs straight from the garden. But those pleasures can be multiplied a hundredfold by creating a garden that is not only productive, but also a beautiful, well-integrated part of the home landscape. In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions. The book is informed by her conviction that the nurturing, preparing, and eating of fresh, home-grown vegetables contributes enormously both to our ties with the natural world and our ties to each other. Copiously illustrated with photographs and with the author's delightful watercolors, Designing the New Kitchen Garden offers the perfect blend of inspiration and practical guidance.

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Beautiful book!

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For inspiration alone this is a beautiful book full of photos from gardens around the world. The history of kitchen gardens was very interesting and the book gave me hope that a front yard kitchen garden can be beautiful. Im happy to have this book in my collection. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jennifer R. Bartley is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University.

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