Heart & Soil: The Revolutionary Good of Gardens

Heart & Soil: The Revolutionary Good of Gardens

by Des Kennedy

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Overview

Writer, environmentalist and gardener Des Kennedy has gathered together his best, most outrageous and most contemplative articles and essays of the past decade into a book full of playful wit and insight.

Kennedy recounts one newspaper’s April Fool’s Day prank that had men across the UK buying heather in order to propagate a poor-man’s Viagra, expands on his trials creating a sod sloped roof, admits he once wanted to write a stump-puller’s guide to the universe and contemplates the dark beauty—and rat feces smell—of a voodoo lily. The articles are tied together with Kennedy’s assertion that gardening is a revolutionary act of maintaining harmony with nature that intertwines the human spirit with the natural world.

A book that will appeal to any who admire earth’s raw beauty, Heart and Soil is a collection from a respected Canadian who has dedicated his life to protecting and respecting the environment, cultivating his passion with a healthy sprinkling of humour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550176346
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Des Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and environmental activist. He is the author of four books of essays including a memoir, The Passionate Gardener, and three novels including Climbing Patrick’s Mountain. Noted as one of the most influential personalities on the Canadian gardening scene, Kennedy writes a regular column for BCLiving magazine and has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail. He lives on Denman Island, BC.

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