Slow Down and Grow Something

The Urban Grower's Recipe for the Good Life

Slow Down and Grow Something
$19.99
Author:
Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781760525927
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Backyards, rooftops, courtyards and balconies are sprouting with herbs, ballooning with fruit and bursting with veggies across our urban landscapes. Slowly but surely people are embracing the joy of gardening, and the more relaxed lifestyle it brings.

If the 24-hour social media cycle and fast-paced working week is dulling your shine, Slow Down and Grow Something is your doorway into the completely addictive world of urban growing, where you can pocket a slice of country life in the city, even if just for a few minutes a day. Growing your own mint for a mojito or rhubarb to make jam isn't just about producing food, rewarding as it is. It's an antidote to the relentless pursuit to 'do it all'. It doesn't matter the size of your space, or your skill, the garden is a place for anyone and everyone.

Expert horticulturalist Byron Smith has created urban food oasis in even the tiniest of plots and, in this book, Byron and partner Tess Robinson give you the know-how to grow your favourite ingredients, and amazing recipes to make the most of your harvest from lemon, courgette and rosemary cake and potato, sage and pecorino tarts to cucumber and ginger smoothie and English spinach and chive pancakes. So tuck this book under your arm and grab a drink – the time to slow down and grow is now. The good life is waiting for you.

The author

Byron Smith is a horticulturalist and founder of Urban Growers, an edible garden company that designs, installs and maintains food gardens on Australia's east coast, for commercial, community and private clients. His childhood was played out on the land, hiding in rows of corn and selling passion fruit on the side of the highway. Byron has an innate passion for the environment, for accessible food and for sustainability.

Tess Robinson is the founder of cult branding agency Smack Bang Designs, and the chief cook with the produce from Byron's food garden.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781760525927
Illustrations: color photos
Size: 6.69 in x 8.54 in / 169.93 mm x 216.92 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Keto Tiramisu Crepe Cake
The Keto Diet has become the go to diet for losing weight and managing diabetes. It’s all about eating good fats and cutting down carbohydrates. Just because it’s a “diet”, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself! Below is a recipe for tiramisu crepe cake. This keto diet dessert is a little more work than others, ...
Read More >
Sweet and Spicy Ginger Carrot Coins
Canning is a great way to preserve food. Home canning also means you don’t have to worry about other chemicals going into your food, you know exactly what you put into the can. Water based canning is a good way to preserve jams and jellies, but you can do more! Pressure canning can help you ...
Read More >
3 Smoothies that Only Sound Unhealthy
Smoothies are awesome. They can quench your thirst, replace a meal, or be a healthy dessert. They’re also a great way to include more greens and other juice boosters into your diet. Below are 3 smoothies that sound indulgent, but are a great source of vitamins and a great way to stay healthy this summer. ...
Read More >
See More Posts