Book Review: Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, by Wendy Johnson

Via on Oct 2, 2008

 

This delicately illustrated guidebook to gardening is part technical how-to and part love story with the land. Head gardener at the San Fran Zen Center’s organic Green Gulch farm for 25 years, Johnson’s subtle Buddhist teachings are rooted in personal experience, which makes them far from preachy and a good reminder that these are skills to actually cultivate, not just read about. I’ve been going through this book slowly, soaking in the groundedness and comfort of Johnson’s voice, the way that you might linger over the rich flavor of a freshly plucked apple. 

 

 

About Merete Mueller

Merete is a writer and filmmaker, and was once-upon-a-time the Managing Editor of elephant journal's print incarnation, from 2006-2008. Today, you can find her on Twitter @meretemueller and on her blog To The Bones. Her first documentary, "TINY: A Story About Living Small", about people who have downsized their lives into homes the size of a parking space, premiered at SXSW in March 2013.

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