- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Goblin Fern Press (January 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595980261
- ISBN-13: 978-1595980267
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,317,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Trudi's Garden: The Story of Trudi Temple, Founder of Market Day Hardcover – January 1, 2006
See the Best Books of 2018 So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year so far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
From Publishers Weekly
Lush photographs, family snapshots and sidebars with cozy (and sometimes corny) advice for keeping up one's home and garden ("Whether a garden is large or small, make it exciting") create a solid foundation for Temple's uplifting memoir. Beginning with her humble childhood in 1940s and '50s Germany, she recounts the hardships of her youth while highlighting memories of her close-knit family. (Scattered within the part about her early years are maps, time lines and recipes for some of her favorite treats.) After accepting a marriage proposal from an American pilot, Temple immigrated to the U.S. While raising her two daughters, she began Market Day. Originally designed as a small business to raise money for her church's missions while providing her neighbors with fresh food from Chicago's wholesale markets, it grew quickly into a food cooperative used as a fund-raising tool for education, operating in more than 19 states. Through the joy of seeing her children succeed, and the pain of losing her husband of 34 years, Temple developed a simple philosophy—sweetly illustrated here—of reducing waste and increasing her quality of life at home and in the community. 140 color photos. (Jan.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
A fascinating read! The book and pictures are as exuberant as Trudi's garden! --Pam Duthie, author of "Continuous Bloom" and "Continuous Color"
In preparing to work in my garden, I picked up this book and never made to the garden that day! --Galen D. Gates, Director, Plant Collections, Chicago Botanic Garden
Seldom have I seen such beautiful photographs with such a compelling story! --David Middleton, nature photographer and writer
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Amy Roller [..]
Her garden is a reflection of the beauty in life and her life story shows that anything is possible when you think it is.
I have given her book as gifts to several people not only because of her interesting story but also because the pictures are outstanding.
Treat yourself...and treat a friend to this wonderful book!