Kourik's color photos and Massion's art effectively illustrate a text that fulfills the title's promise. The author's advice is sound and practical although the reader may bridle at his tone at times. (Attempting a chatty informality, for example, he orders one to "find a comfortable chair and leaf through the book.") Otherwise, this is a valuable guide to the holistic approach to gardening, which relies on natural fertilizers and avoids chemicals. The author begins with suggestions for designing plots according to environment, space available, personal preferences. (The pictures prove that areas featuring vegetables, herbs, fruit- and nut-bearing trees and other edibles can be beautiful.) Kourik, who frequently appears on TV and lectures nationally, includes recipes that use the wide variety of foods featured here.
During the 1975 California drought, Robert Kourik created a primitive drip system, and since then he has continued to innovate using the latest technologies. He has written 10 instructional books advocating sustainable gardening, edible landscaping, and a healthy lifestyle, including Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates, now in its second edition (2009), and Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally (2005), later published in a paperback edition as Roots Demystified (2007). He lives in Occidental, California.
Good information. Kourik explains his previous understanding of plants' root size, compared to the top part of the plant, which was what I had learned as well. Read morePublished 22 days ago by M. Kanner
The general and technical information is very instrucitve.Published 3 months ago by John M. Flaherty Jr.
An interesting book offering insight into a seldom discussed world. In particular, I enjoyed the root maps.Published 3 months ago by Steve
Pages were clean, no writing in the book besides the Author's autograph, which was a plus. Pages absolutely clean and not curled, browning or stained. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ZetaCeti87
Excellent book. Very detailed account. Much superior to similar titles. I've enjoyed several of his other titles - especially "Root Demystefied".Published 8 months ago by Charles Frederick
If you care about your garden or landscaping, this book should be placed in clear view on your kitchen sideboard. Don't step outside without it!Published 9 months ago by Chic Gast