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Growing at the Speed of Life: A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden

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"Gardens are for people," proclaimed Thomas Church, one of the twentieth century's most prominent landscape architects; his legacy is the holistic integration of the garden into everyday life. Outdoor living and "California Style" can be directly traced to Church's Modernist ideas of gardens serving the needs of their inhabitants in a utilitarian and visually pleasing manner.

Well, everybody's got to eat and these days, growing is not just for gardeners. Today, eco-activists and gourmet chefs unite in their quest for beautiful, healthy, and really good food. The proof is in the pudding—or, rather, the publication—of these two recent titles.

Graham Kerr, known to a generation (OK, my generation) as the Galloping Gourmet, has spent a lifetime cultivating an international culinary career on television and in more than twenty published cookbooks. Going beyond his august culinary credentials, Growing at the Speed of Life recounts a year in the life of Kerr's first kitchen garden, an endeavor he undertook to promote healthful, garden-to-table eating and in response to America's growing obesity epidemic.

What he discovered in the process was nothing less than life changing for th...

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