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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Review: Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook

User Review  - robyn - Goodreads

I gave this book two stars because it isn't precisely a how-to book, though it does give some solid advice and suggestions. Nor is it strictly a picture book, though it does contain some beautiful ... Read full review

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User Review  - penny shima glanz - Goodreads

Combine a gardening history book with gorgeous photos and useful hints and summary charts and you will receive 222 pages of hard covered inspiration. This is not a book for the gardener looking for an ... 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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