The Way of the Gardener: Lost in the Weeds Along the Camino de Santiago

Category: Book
By (author): Penner, Lyndon
Subject:  GARDENING / General
  NATURE / Plants / Trees
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  TRAVEL / Europe / Spain & Portugal
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: March 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*

Reverence takes on a new meaning in this original memoir of an avid gardener walking the Camino de Santiago.

The Camino de Santiago has been a journey for pilgrims for more than 1,000 years, testing-to varying degrees-their spirit, faith, and physical endurance. Lyndon Penner's attention lies elsewhere. A renowned gardener and lover of literature, he revels in the plants, trees, and flowers that tell the history of the people and ecology of northern Spain.
 
Brimming with wry observations-of nature, himself, and other pilgrims on the road-The Way of the Gardener reveals the beauty and the darkness of the human condition while underscoring the deeply fascinating nature of nature itself. This textured work makes for perfect armchair-or garden-reading.
 
From The Publisher*A celebration of the trees, plants, and flowers found along the Camino de Santiago, as recounted by an avid gardener with a wry wit and keen eye.
Review Quote*"Lyndon's delight at discovering plants he has long loved in their native habitats rings true."-Sara Williams, author of Creating the Prairie Xeriscape
Review Quote*"A refreshing perspective of the Camino that defines Horticultural Tourism by bringing together history, culture, horticulture, and people." -Michelle Day, Executive Director, Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
Review Quote*"Lyndon is a gifted storyteller, and in this adventure, he masterfully illustrates the history, culture, and geography of the Camino de Santiago through the lens of a sensitive plantsman with a brilliant sense of humour." -Egan Davis, Principal Instructor, Horticulture Training Program, Faculty of Science, UBC Botanical Garden
Biographical NoteLyndon Penner grew up in Saskatchewan and comes from a long line of gardeners. He is a traveller, environmentalist, and lover of literature, and the author of several books, including Native Plants for the Short Season Yard.