"Maria Finn proves that green-thumbed urbanites needn't feel limited to a few houseplants. Charming illustrations accompany instructions for growing lemons, shitake mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, figs, and more on windowsills, balconies, patios, and rooftops. Chapters on foraging and community gardening round out the book." ~Sierra Club's The Green Life blog
"A small, lovely book about gardening in tight spots: patios, fire escapes, windowsills." ~Entertainment Weekly
"Finn gets you thinking literally outside the box about endless possibilities for growing exotic produce within apartment limits" ~San Francisco Bay Guardian
Maria Finn has written for Saveur, Metropolis, Forbes, The New York Times, ABC.com, and The Los Angeles Times. She is the founder of Prospect & Refuge, a garden-design firm specializing in edibles in urban gardens.
I am thankful that I read this book before my 12yo got hold of it. The writer's use of a vulgar anecdote and crude language immediately relegates this book to a list of the most... Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Happy
I bought this book for myself and have since bought several copies for gifts. The books itself is so cute: beautiful color scheme, drawings and overall feel. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Erin Rose
I'm not into gardening because I don't have a lot of space to do it. I picked up this book to get a crash course in small space gardening, and was pleasantly surprised to get just... Read morePublished on April 5, 2011 by Ryan Burdick