On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781550176322_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $24.95
edition:Paperback
category: Gardening
published: April 2014
ISBN:9781550176322

Heart & Soil

The Revolutionary Good of Gardens

by Des Kennedy

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
essays
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $24.95
edition:Paperback
category: Gardening
published: April 2014
ISBN:9781550176322
Description

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.

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 The Passionate Gardener, a memoir and three novels, including Climbing Patrick's Mountain. Noted as one of the most influential personalities on the Canadian gardening scene, Des writes a regular column for GardenWise magazine and has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail. Des lives on Denman Island, BC.

Author profile page >
Editorial Review
— The Real Dirt: Books for the gardener on your shopping list

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Des Kennedy

Passionate Gardener, The

Passionate Gardener, The

Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb
edition:eBook
More Info
Climbing Patrick's Mountain

Climbing Patrick's Mountain

A Novel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged :
More Info
Living Things We Love To Hate

Living Things We Love To Hate

Fact, Fantasies and Fallacies
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : essays
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...