From Seed to Skillet: A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love

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Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful ...

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Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful chemicals, harvest gorgeous vegetables, and cook a delicious feast using Jimmy's favorite family recipes.

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  • Jimmy Williams & Susan Heeger
    Jimmy Williams & Susan Heeger  

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  • ISBN-13: 9780811872218
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 804,362
  • Product dimensions: 11.14 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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Urban farmer and landscape designer Jimmy Williams oversees his growing grounds, plants edible gardens for clients, and dispenses cultivation and cooking tips, plus vegetable, herb, and fruit seedlings, at three Los Angeles farmers' markets. He grows and sells heirloom tomatoes from seeds that have been passed down from his great-great-grandmother.

Susan Heeger is a long-time magazine and newspaper feature writer with a specialty in garden, design, home, lifestyle, and food stories. She lives in Los Angeles.

Eric Staudenmaier is a photographer and home gardener based in Los Angeles.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    History, gardening, cooking: an all-in-one winner!

    There's no taste like the taste of greens (or for that matter, yellows, reds, and orange)
    that you've grown yourself. From Seed to Skillet makes it certain you'll succeed.
    Written with verve and intelligence, it's a must for would-be vegetable gardeners in country and city environs alike.

    NYCGardener

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