This title is the winner of Garden Media Guild Award for Young Gardener Initiative recommended by BBC Radio 4's "Gardeners' Question Time". In "The Playground Potting Shed", Dominic Murphy relates how he helped his local school establish a garden and grow a stunning array of flowers, fruit and vegetables during term-time. Week by week, he describes the small triumphs and inevitable setbacks he encountered while getting the gardening club off the ground, and shares friendly advice on everything from environmentally friendly pest control to avoiding troublesome varieties of vegetables. The result is a timely and inspiring guide that is guaranteed to get young people gardening.
Dominic Murphy is former Gardening Editor of the Guardian and is now a freelance journalist. He lives in Dorset with his family, where he keeps chickens and tends his own well-stocked garden.