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The Spirituality of Gardening

by (author) Donna Sinclair

Wood Lake Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 2005
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2005
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While Donna Sinclair explores the beauty of our gardens and the deeply spiritual lessons they can teach, she awakens us to a deep love and compassion for planet earth as a whole. The result is a powerful expression of our sacred connection with the natural world, a book from which both the experienced and the novice gardener will find inspiration.

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Contributor Notes

A journalist for more than 30 years, Donna Sinclair is an award-winning writer who has traveled widely in Canada, Africa, Central America, Britain, and Eastern Europe. She is the author of The Spirituality of Bread, The Spirituality of Gardening, A Woman's Book of Days, A Woman's Book of Days 2, The Long View and numerous other titles. Donna lives with her husband Jim in North Bay, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

"We garden for our soul's sake," surmises author Donna Sinclair. "If it was just about burning calories, we could walk for an hour each day and save all the money we spend on shovels, new plants and manure." In The Spirituality of Gardening, Sinclair develops a seven-chapter taxonomy of gardening as spirituality – gardening as connection, balance, memory, healing, hope, spiritual practice and resistance. All chapters blend religious text, personal anecdote, thoughtful quotes, pictures and garden wisdom. Well-written and insightful, this book may be used as a discussion-provoking text for religion, environmental literature, writing or similar courses, and as a source of inspiration or reflection for gardening clubs and co-ops. The book also includes a "History of Gardening Timeline" that is potentially useful in upper elementary through high school classrooms, nature centers, and other gardening education programs.

The Green Teacher Magazine

These wonderful books explore the spirituality of several aspects of our lives. Each book covers a distinct topic and explores some of the reasons why these simple things can mean so much to us. Written by well-known authors, each of these hardbound books makes a lovely gift for anyone who enjoys these spiritual things.


Titles include:

  • The Spirituality of Pets by James Taylor
  • The Spirituality of Gardening by Donna Sinclair
  • The Spirituality of Bread by Donna Sinclair
  • The Spirituality of Wine by Tom Harpur
  • The Spirituality of Mazes and Labyrinths by Gailand MacQueen
  • The Spirituality of Grandparenting by Ralph and Beverly Milton

Colleen Woods, Editor of Glad Tidings Magazine

Other titles by Donna Sinclair