Digging Deep in the Garden: Book Four

Published by Earth-friendly Books, 2016. Paperback, 5 x 8in, 68 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9932683-7-3

“The most common sense gardening writing there is.”

A small copper butterfly lights up the cover of Digging Deep in the Garden: Book Four

GARDENING WITH YOUR GUT INSTINCTS… growing your own edible resilience… why money can’t buy ‘the good life’… unpicking media delusions about peat use… kicking our addiction to oil in our gardens… the compelling power of asking questions.

“Shows what zest can be added to our garden reading.”

In this diverse, insightful and engaging collection of essays exploring gardening’s place in nature, John Walker exposes illusions, debunks myths and wipes away greenwash, rallying us to challenge and change the over-consuming, nature-indifferent approach to ‘gardening as usual’.

This fourth and final book of John’s earth-friendly garden writing, originally published in Kitchen Garden magazine as his popular and long-running series ‘Digging Deep’, includes ‘Kicking the habit’, which won the Garden Media Guild Environmental Award in 2010.

This is the fourth book in my Digging Deep series and is a natural companion to books OneTwo and Three.

Buy Book Four…

• From your local bookshop in paperback, by placing an order, giving the book’s title and/or ISBN: 978-0-9932683-7-3.

• In paperback from online bookstores such as Amazon.

Reviews for Digging Deep in the Garden: Book Four

“Strongly recommended.”

Book Four has pieces on the organic food debate, how green is your garden centre (hardly at all), and our dependance on fossil fuels. He also flies a happy kite for an imagined Gardening Party, whose platform in government would be never again to let vested interests and puffed-up celebrities steer the direction of our gardening interests. Plants-by-van come in for his stick – why not plant seeds which come by post, instead of encouraging vehicles carrying ready-made plants to criss-cross over what wildlife-friendly countryside still remains. Strongly recommended even for those who don’t need converting!”

Cherry Lavell, organic gardener, writing in ALLAGOGG – newsletter of Gloucestershire Organic Gardening Group, Spring 2017.

“Common-sense, intelligent writing.”

“Brilliant, hard-hitting articles about the madness of the horticultural industry and the ways in which organic gardeners contribute to saving the environment from unnecessary pollution. Sensible, thrifty and sound ideas, not the hippy-dippy nonsense that puts people off. Anyone can do it with the help of this wonderful writer. I totally recommend any of his books.”

Amazon.co.uk 5* review, December 2016.