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Get Ready for the Garden Therapy Book Club!

I learned to garden at the library.  Well at least that’s where the guidance came from: the books.  When I was forced to stop working due to illness, both budget and boredom had me leaving the library with an armload of books on some gardening-related topic to learn about.  Then through multiple trials and failures and successes, I started to get my feet (or should I say thumbs?)  Now, as I sit in my Master Gardener’s course I’m surprised and delighted at the knowledge that can be gained through self study and practice.

Even though my gardening knowledge has a great foundation and soon you will have to call me “Master” (which I swear is not the only reason I’m taking the course), the library trips haven’t stopped or even slowed down.  Just today I picked up a bunch of new books with sewing projects as I hone my skills at my machine.  Plus I have a great big pile of wonderful gardening and garden-related craft books that I’ve been sent to review.

This is the inspiration that brewed the new Garden Therapy Book Club that will be launching, heck, let’s launch right now!

I’m not totally sure what the book club will look like in a few months time, but for now I’ll start with this: I’ll select a book every week or so to feature and review.  I’ve spent a fair bit of time out there searching for great books and interesting projects so I have a large selection to get us started.  If the book has projects in it I’ll give one or two of them a try and post the results.  Then, you can get a feel for if the book would be a fun for you as well, and maybe inspire you to get out for a little garden therapy.  All the books I recommend will be on this Pinterest board so you can find them easily.

If you decide to get a book on the reading list, get in touch with your review, thoughts whatever.  You can leave a comment, send some photos, or send a link to a project you tried from the book and I’ll post them up here.

Here’s a Disclaimer:  I do fully support using the library or buying the book wherever you prefer.  That being said, I will add links to the books on Amazon and if you buy the book from there I will get a small commission.  No pressure.  Anything that I make will just to help pay for new books and materials for my projects, the tutorials on this site for which I provide for free.   Some of the books are sent to me for review as well, which will not affect my review of the book.  If I love the book or hate it, I’ll disclose either way.  Never fear, I’m not doing this to generate great gobs of income (ha!) and will not be “pushing” books.  The goal is to have fun and I hope you will join me.

Now, for our very first book club selection check out A Green Guide to Natural Beauty: 35 step-by-step projects for homemade beauty by Karen Gilbert.  Based on the popularity of the Natural Skincare Series of recipes that were posted before the holidays, I though this would be a great place to start.  Look for a review to come next week, with a project tutorial from the book.

 Please chime in if you plan to grab a copy and want to share your thoughts.

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Andi S
    Andi SFebruary 7,12

    I always thought it would be fun to get into gardening. My husband and I have lived in an apartment for quite awhile though, so we will probably have to wait a bit for that. This first book sounds like it would be a pretty interesting read!

  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.February 8,12

    Oh I love this idea! I enjoy reading gardening books. I’m ready for some garden inspiration!

  3. Mary
    MaryFebruary 8,12

    I need to get my garden books out… so cold here I could use some spring inspiration! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  4. Linda
    LindaFebruary 10,12

    This is inspirational at this time of year, for sure. Thanks for the book club party. Linda

  5. Aimee from ItsOverflowing
    Aimee from ItsOverflowingFebruary 14,12

    Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! XO, Aimee

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