Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise [NOOK Book]

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A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author’s garden.

 

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Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

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Overview

A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author’s garden.

 

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Dominique Browning
…breezy, cantankerous and funny…Owens's warm, enthusiastic, bossy-boots tone will make you want to swipe your credit card in soil.
—The New York Times
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“Breezy, cantankerous and funny . . . O wens’s warm, enthusiastic, bossy-boots tone will make you want to swipe your credit card in soil.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Every once in a while, it’s good for the human spirit to bump into someone whose passions are undeniable, even indefatigable. Owens . . . is that indefatigably passionate someone.”
Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609617486
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 916 KB

Meet the Author

MICHELE OWENS is a cofounder of Garden Rant, one of the most popular and influential gardening blogs. She lives in Saratoga Springs and Salem, NY.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What I've Hauled Out of the Garden ix

1 Why Don't Americans Garden? 1

2 Money

Better Than Berkshire Hathaway Stock Bought in '65 24

3 Flavor

If You Haven't Grown It, You Haven't Tasted It 44

4 Health

Eternal Youth's Not in a Fountain, But in a Garden 69

5 The Soil

Why Dirt Isn't Dirty 84

6 Beauty

Prettier Than Sod and Shrubs Any Day 113

7 The Kids

What They'll Take Out of the Garden 132

8 The Never-Ending Education

Why You'll Soon Be as Much of an Expert as Any Expert 150

9 Survival

How to Stay Adaptable in Uncertain Times 172

10 Happiness

The Best Reason to Garden 189

Acknowledgments 199

Suggested Reading 201

Index 203

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