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eBook Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place ePub

by Jim Nollman

  • ISBN: 080502719X
  • Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Jim Nollman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 312
  • ePub book: 1425 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1837 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 222

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Why We Garden by Jim Nollman is a great book for inspiration and philosophical enrichment

Why We Garden by Jim Nollman is a great book for inspiration and philosophical enrichment. He is both utterly quixotic and academically astute as he writes creative essays based loosely around the twelve months of the year and the experiences (and plants) he's accumulated in his garden(s) in the Pacific Northwest. His essays address issues of connectedness to place and how we as individuals and as a society can rethink gardening to make our experiences more about learning from nature and less about dominating or controlling nature

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A gardening book refreshingly rooted in reality that is also balm for the spirit.

Nollman offers an eclectic month-by-month record of his gardening experiences. For this ex-hippie, who admits he came to gardening with many fixed ideas and prejudices that he has since abandoned or modified, a garden is a place where a genuine healing relationship between person and place can be formed. A gardening book refreshingly rooted in reality that is also balm for the spirit.

And, it presents the Zen of gardening-the sense of place and purpose that. This book is full of helpful tips from Jim Nollman's decades of gardening experience, plus The Zen of gardening-the sense of place and purpose, what tending The land means to us. A wonderful gift for The gardener seeking The simplicity and spirit of The land.

His biocentric approach is about a fundamental connection with nature that transforms the act of gardening into an adventure filled with lessons great and small. He advocates for gardens as spaces for a genuine healing relationship between person and place. Nollman offers an eclectic month-by.

Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place. The spirit of gardening is a deepening connection with nature that transforms the gardener into an adventurer encountering lessons great and small. Why We Garden is full of helpful tips from Nollman's decades of gardening experience, along with the Zen of gardening-the sense of place and purpose and what tending the land means to us. A beautifully written gem for the gardener seeking the simplicity and spirit of the land and a gift for all who are stewards of the earth. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Collection of sourced quotations from Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place (1994) by Jim Nollman. Quote of the day. Most of people talk, we do things. They plan, we achieve. They hesitate, we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them. Dubai is a living example of that. Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

cultivating a sense of place. 1st ed. by Jim Nollman. Published 1994 by Holt in New York. Philosophy, Gardening. Includes bibliographical references p. (-301) and index. 635. Library of Congress. 312 p. : Number of pages.

Describes gardening as a nurturing process, providing a sense of participation with nature, and encourages us to rediscover the roots that connect us with our surroundings

Comments

Arilak Arilak
I am reviewing this book because I read it and it's one of my all time favorites. I'm a fairly successful gardener. People stop on my street and admire my flowers. Many friends and acquaintances ask for advice. I wish I had written this book, it says what I want to say. Learning to garden is a process of bringing forth what already exists inside you. One learns to garden through trial and error, and what works in one garden may not work in another. Cookie cutter directions simply don't work, and when one follows them and fails, one feels like a failure. Nollman writes about gardening in his part of the world, which is not like your part of the world or my part of the world, but the thoughts he shares transcend these differences. There are two major approaches to gardening: one organic--spiritual and esthetic; the other nonorganic and ugly. To be content, Nollman says, all you need is love and an organic garden. Nothing works if you work against nature (probably the reason our forebears were thrown out of Eden). WHY WE GARDEN helped me maintain the link between the inner gardener I was born to be and Gaia.
Phallozs Dwarfs Phallozs Dwarfs
Rebeccasreads highly recommends WHY WE GARDEN as an almanac of helpful tips from a Pacific Northwest gardener's decades of experience, along with musings on the "Zen of gardening", & yet it is much, much more -- it is the story of how to take inspiration from the history of the written word, & epiphanies from global cultures.

Come walk with this gardener (who, by the way, talks to whales) as he plants a treeling that will live a thousand years, & get a glimpse of TIME as you've not known it.

Come sit a while in his gardens while he shows us the "temporal charisma" of the PLACE wherein we finds ourselves.

Come wander in this gardener's wonderings as he unearths the roots of our ancient yearnings about paradise to our more recent ideals of utopia.

Month by month, Jim Nollman takes us out where the wild things grow, where spirit, mind & body come together in the most enduring of our "pastimes" -- digging up healing, planting hope & harvesting contentment.

WHY WE GARDEN is a mystery -- no matter where we do it -- atop highrises, in window boxes, on city blocks, or where the trees outnumber the houses -- wherever we garden, that is where we dig up our souls & nurture our own unfurling.

Much to learn, relish, think on -- all year long, for the rest of our lives. WHY WE GARDEN is the perfect gift for your gardening friends.
Ubrise Ubrise
Why We Garden by Jim Nollman is a great book for inspiration and philosophical enrichment. He is both utterly quixotic and academically astute as he writes creative essays based loosely around the twelve months of the year and the experiences (and plants) he's accumulated in his garden(s) in the Pacific Northwest. His essays address issues of connectedness to place and how we as individuals and as a society can rethink gardening to make our experiences more about learning from nature and less about dominating or controlling nature. But he isn't didactic or dry and always seems to be able to bring his most way-out ideas back down to earth before the end of the chapter. I highly recommend it for people like me who can't help but think about why we do the things we do and how we can give them more meaning.
Cobandis Cobandis
Zen of Watering Your Garden

Of all the books I've read this book comes closest to saying what I try to convey in my own book the Zen of Watering Your garden. The author talks about his garden from month to month but what he really tries to convey is the concept of the garden as a sanctuary. This book is entirely prose. I attempt the same thing with photographs accompanied by aphorisms, poetry and other prose. Matt cohen
Skunk Black Skunk Black
This is a great book. Not about gardening, but about living on this Earth. Nollman uses his very individual garden to highlight his universal points about organic farming and local ecology. He makes me think about my own plot of land and what it could possibly mean to me. He isn't a perfect human preaching about the perfect way to grow a garden. He shares his process of understanding his own garden as well as the development of his ethics about gardening and tries to tie down some very big ideas about this planet we call home. A worthy read for anyone, not just gardeners, who are up to facing the reality of caring for the planet and ourselves.