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Heart & Soil: The Revolutionary Good of Gardens

Category: Book
By (author): Kennedy, Des
Subject:  GARDENING / Essays & Narratives
  GARDENING / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.59in
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From The Publisher*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.
From The Publisher*"It's a delicious paradox really: that gardening, which may seem from a distance the mildest and most innocuous of activities, can be at heart a revolutionary act."--Des Kennedy
Review Quote*"Des Kennedy's writing style is more meditative and eloquent... he has a lovely, dry sense of humour... His Wisdom of the Aged is a must-read for any gardener over 50."- Sonia Day, ..