Growing your own veges and fruit is the new black — more and more people are turning back to growing their own food in this time of rising food and petrol costs and diminishing house values.
Get Growing is designed to give people of all ages some basics, along with projects and activities to spark young imaginations and cultivate green thumbs. The finer details of growing food can come later, once their appetite for gardening has been whetted.
Children don’t need to know everything there is to know about edible gardening to get started. Nor do their grownups. This is about recapturing the flavours and foods of our pasts for our children. It reintroduces the idea that food comes from nature – not the supermarket – and the acts of growing, preparing and sharing it can be immensely satisfying.
Get Growing is packed with information and ideas for making edible gardening a fun activity that all members of the family can enjoy. It's about reconnecting New Zealanders of all ages with the sheer pleasure of harvesting, eating and sharing food they have produced themselves.
Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Educational Book 2010.
Helen Cook is passionate about growing food. She is a former journalist who worked for 20 years in public sector communications and community engagement.
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