Author(s): Philippa Jamieson
The popularity of organic gardening continues to rise as people increasingly want to control the quality and freshness of the food that they eat. And organic gardening isn't just about creating delicious healthy food for the table; it's also about nurturing nature. Specially tailored to New Zealand's growing conditions, Growing Organic is a handbook of eco-friendly and health-aware gardening techniques for sowing and growing fruit, vegetables and herbs, and much more. From selecting tools to propagation, crop rotation, watering, weed and pest control, all the essentials are here. Learn how to make handy apparatus for the toolshed, and how to attract wildlife to your garden. Growing Organic is the perfect primer for every organic gardener.
A lifelong interest in the environment and organic issues has provided Dunedin writer and editor Philippa Jamieson with material for the many articles and book reviews she has had published. She sits on the national council of the Soil and Health Association of New Zealand and regularly contributes articles to its house magazine, Organic NZ. Philippa is the author of The Wild Green Yonder: Ten seasons volunteering on New Zealand's organic farms (New Holland, 2007). Nick Hamilton runs Barnsdale Gardens in England, the location where his father Geoff originally filmed the Gardener's World programs for BBC TV. He is the author of The Barnsdale Handy Gardener and Geoff Hamilton - A gardening legend. Nick has a lifelong passion and enthusiasm for organic gardening; principles that he puts into effect in Barnsdale Gardens.