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Author - Vera Greutink
Publisher - Permanent Publications

Permanent Publications says, "Vera’s 15 years of experience as a no dig gardener provides a vast amount of knowledge on growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. The book is divided into two sections, container gardening and permaculture kitchen gardening. Part One shares knowledge especially useful to urban gardeners and those with little space. Part Two advises on starting and maintaining a garden...

Vera demonstrates that gardens can look beautiful and be productive, and her advice and examples encourage us to look at our own growing spaces in a different light. We no longer need to hide our veggie patches; they can take centre stage. Why not incorporate cut flowers with herbs, brassicas and peas? Or plant a pottager garden? These examples will help people create edible paradises everywhere, like patios, balconies, windowsills, allotments, community and school gardens, front and back gardens and anywhere else we can grow.."

About the Author
Permanent Publications says "Vera Greutink is a permaculture gardener, teacher and designer based in the Netherlands. She’s been gardening for over 30 years during which she has created many beautiful and productive gardens. Vera regularly contributes to Dutch and Belgian gardening magazines as well as the English Permaculture Magazine."

Where to get it?
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I give this book 10 out of 10 acorns!

Edible Paradise does an awesome job of helping people in colder northern climates to get the most out of urban and kitchen/market garden spaces!

The book is organized into two parts; the first and shorter part is dedicated to permaculture in pots and small spaces, which I think is highly useful for many people who live in urban environments! The second and much larger part of the book is dedicated to kitchen and market gardens, and Vera Greutink does an impressive job of explaining how to grow food throughout the seasons in a beautiful and ecological manner!

Throughout the book, there are many tasty recipes, which are simply explained and elegantly illustrated!

I also enjoyed the diagrams, charts, and tables that are included in Edible Paradise, too!

Overall, I believe Edible Paradise to be a highly useful book for northern growers who are interested in growing as much as they can in small to medium sized spaces! The colorful, well-organized, and beautifully illustrated presentation makes the great information in Edible Paradise a pleasure to digest!
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