About the Author

Des Kennedy

Des Kennedy is a novelist, essayist and veteran back-to-the-lander. The author of nine previous books, in both fiction and non-fiction, he has been three times nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He’s contributed many articles on environmental issues, gardening and rural living to a wide variety of publications in Canada and the United States, and has been featured on numerous regional and national television and radio programs. A celebrated speaker, known for his passion and irreverent wit, he’s performed at conferences, schools, festivals, botanical gardens, art galleries, garden shows and wilderness gatherings. Active for many years in environmental and social justice issues, he was an organizer of the successful civil disobedience campaign in Strathcona Provincial Park in 1988 and was recognized as a key supporter in the struggle to save Clayoquot Sound. In the ’70s and early ’80s, he lived and worked with two First Nations bands attempting to defend their traditional territories in north-central B.C. against industrial clear-cutting. In the ’90s he was a founding director of a successful community land trust on Denman Island. Des and his partner Sandy live a conserver lifestyle in their hand-built house surrounded by gardens and woodlands.

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An Ecology of Enchantment

An Ecology of Enchantment

A Year in the Life of a Garden
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Beautiful Communions

Beautiful Communions

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Climbing Patrick's Mountain

Climbing Patrick's Mountain

A Novel
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Heart & Soil

Heart & Soil

The Revolutionary Good of Gardens
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Living Things We Love To Hate

Living Things We Love To Hate

Fact, Fantasies and Fallacies
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Passionate Gardener, The

Passionate Gardener, The

Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb
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The Garden Club

The Garden Club

And the Kumquat Campaign
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The Passionate Gardener

The Passionate Gardener

Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb
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The Way of a Gardener

The Way of a Gardener

A Life's Journey
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