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*Starred Review* As host of the call-in radio show The Weekend Gardener, Jabbour fields questions and receives tips from a wide assortment of produce-growing enthusiasts across the U.S. and Canada. In this lively and inspiring handbook, Jabbour puts these networking skills to good use by showcasing the food gardens of 73 master gardeners, from Seattle to London. Whether the allotted space is a balcony or shady backyard, someone has offered an inventive design for it, including notable horticulture experts such as New York Botanical Garden director Toby Adams, landscape designer Jessi Bloom, and best-selling botany author Amy Stewart. Among the most interesting are Stewart’s “cocktail” garden, providing herbs and fruits for mixed drinks, and a Chicago “hot-dog” garden, producing bread-seed poppies, mustard, and white onions. Every plan is accompanied by full-color illustrations, growing tips, and tweakable lists of crop possibilities. The abundance of creative advice here will help perk up the gardens of both novice and professional growers as well as satisfy the curiosity of anyone wondering what tickles the imaginations of veteran gardeners. --Carl Hays

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Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown. 


Here are 73 garden designs from horticulturists, community gardeners, bloggers and print writers, television and radio hosts, and other professional gardeners. Contributions include design illustrations, plant lists, and stories explaining the personal quirks and motivations behind the garden. There's a plan to satisfy every craving.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (March 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161212061X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612120614
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Farmer on April 15, 2014
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This is a compendium of essays and plans from great horticulturist writing about the reality of growing fruit trees, fruit bushes, vegetables and even nuts in many different climates. Full disclosure, I'm one of them. The book covers such a range and has such personalized information from professionals that it's great for me (a professional) as well as novices. For me, it's like trading plant details and secrets and making comparisons with other gardeners..."this plant does this in my climate" which we do all the time, but rarely get to do at home, relaxed with time to savor the details as I did with Groundbreaking Food Gardens.
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I found this at my local public library and fell in love with it, had to order my own copy because there are just so many great ideas here. First and foremost, you should know what this is NOT. It is NOT a detailed step-by-step guide or how-to garden book. Think of this more as one of the best Pinterest boards you have ever seen. Each garden plan will have something to spark your own ideas, be it layout, plants, or technique. This is book full of inspiration for any gardeners who are looking to mix things up or just need a change from their usual ways of doing things.
I should also note that I'm not one of those meticulous, detail-oriented gardeners who have immaculate formal gardens. I grow things on a whim, and "planning" is used very loosely in what I do with our yard. That said, this book was exactly my style of reading. Very visual, very straightforward, and very easy to skim. There are no photos, just a couple different styles of drawing or sketching each garden plan. I do wish some of the illustrations had more details, but I'm still delighted with the book overall.
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In the winter when not much is growing, food gardeners are reflecting on the previous season's harvest, poring through seed catalogs and dreaming of the perfect garden. Niki Jabbour gives us 73 tempting garden plans by experienced gardeners and horticulturalists that cover a variety of growing conditions. Each profile features a sidebar that lists the key features of each garden. Dimensions of each garden is listed as well as the cultivars and varieties. Each profile includes a labeled illustration of the plot. Highly recommended for public libraries.
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Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour is a collection of food garden plans from inspiring gardeners from across North America, including formal gardens, front yard gardens, and even patio gardens. There is something for everyone of all ability-levels in this book, and there's even a school garden for kids.

Along with advice and tips from master gardeners, there are charming illustrations and lists to inspire you to grow your own harvest, no matter what your situation. Even a small container has possibilities, as shown by the campus garden and the gardens in a steel bucket and a cinder block. The "Garden Squares for Kids" section has fun ideas for kids' theme gardens, like Salad Hopscotch.

The incredible rooftop garden of Colin McCrate and Hilary Dahl demonstrates how even an urban environment can yield fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, providing beauty and nourishment to city dwellers.

I find Groundbreaking Food Gardens to be inspiring to me as a beginning gardener. I like the specific instructions, plant lists, and plan descriptions, as well as the suggestions based on specific environmental factors. What a great way to get the kids involved in gardening, too, by letting them pick their favorite foods to grow: a lasagna garden, pizza garden, an Asian vegetable garden for Chinese food at home, or one just for foods for canning. Plus, there's a fun garden for chickens!

The 73 different plans featured in Groundbreaking Food Gardens provide plenty of ideas for creating your own oasis. My little gardener and I can't wait to make pizza with our crops, and thanks to this guide, we are well on our way.
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I'm always happy to see examples of people who defy the odds. Author Nikki Jabbour lives in Canada and gardens year round... she's like a young Eliot Coleman. And then I think of Ruth Stout, who didn't garden all season-long but was also an organic farmer who shared her weed-free and pro-mulching techniques in Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent. This book is great because it compiles 73 similarly inspiring, you-can-do-it stories into one attractive book (although, not with much depth). Bottom-line, you can garden anywhere and anytime.
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This book is filled with working garden plans for people who want to grow food gardens in any environment. Organized by the type and amount of space that you have to garden in, anyone can find a garden plans that meets their needs. Each garden plan is also created by a different contributors, so you are getting 73 different points of view.

Each garden plan is formatted simply with a list of plants and an easy to understand garden map that includes dimensions and a little information about each plant. I enjoyed the Urban Culinary Herb Garden which can be grown in small spaces and used by anyone. the American Potager garden which encourages you to grow food to eat year round, Eat Your Yard which helps turn lawns into food, Chili Lovers Garden shows good varieties for heat lovers, Front-Yard Foraging encourages native landscaping with food, Wildlife-Friendly Garden encouraging beneficial plants to animals as well as humans, Edible Cutting Garden a stylish and yummy garden for a front lawn and Fall and Winter Vegetables encouraging growing all year long.

Great for anyone looking for a place to start with garden planning.

This book was provided for free in return for an honest review.
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