The Shaker Book of the Garden with a Facsimile of the Original Gardener’s Manual of 1843 by Lorraine Harrison lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Past Times, 2004, Hardback.
From the cover: For the modern-day gardener, the real interest in the Shakers lies not in their commercial success (they were the first commercial producers of species seeds in America) but in their spiritual and holistic approach to tending the earth.
Fortunately for the contemporary reader the Shakers left a handbook outlining their methods and philosophy, which has been used as the base text for The Shaker Book of the Garden, along with a modern gloss on the proven benefits of gardening and thinking in the shaker way. Complementing time-tested, practical advice are wise words extolling the wisdom of the simple and sustainable shaker approach to gardening and, indeed, to life.
Charming colourful illustrations interweave with the text and conjure up the atmosphere of Shaker communities. A facsimile of the 1843 edition of The Gardeners Manual gives the reader a direct link to this inspiring tradition.
Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 64 pages. Index. 9″ x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Gardening category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!