A Woman’s Garden, Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things

A Woman’s Garden, by Tanya Anderson of Lovely Greens, covers seven categories of useful plants, over thirty-five plant-based projects and recipes, and features women gardeners and their growing spaces. Learn more about the book below, including a video introduction from the author, and find places that stock A Woman’s Garden.

A Woman’s Garden infuses the grow-your-own philosophy with creative ways to use your harvests in herbalism, skincare, natural dyeing, and beautiful food. It shares inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects and recipes from your garden. It also introduces you to eight women who specialize in growing a particular category of useful plants.

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A Woman’s Garden is written by Tanya Anderson, whose garden features in chapter 4

Growing plants for home and health and creativity

The heart of A Woman’s Garden is the idea that our growing spaces can be places where we grow plants but also a place where we can find connectivity. Connection to the land, food, and the things we make, use, and share. Growing a garden is also a way to cultivate friendships and community and find our place in nature.

Space isn’t an issue, either. Whether you have a backyard garden, a balcony, or a window box, you can grow plants for home, health, and creativity. Vegetables that reduce food miles, flowers that support pollinators, and herbs that you can use for health and beauty. Every plant you grow, and every project you make, is a step forward to creating a better life and a better world.

A Woman’s Garden presents Creative Plant-based Makes

Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and a deeper connection with nature. Gardens can also produce plant material for creating homemade skincare, natural dyes, artisan crafts, delicious foods and beverages, and medicines–homegrown ways to create a wholesome lifestyle. Plant-based projects in the book include:

  • Using onion skins to dye wool
  • Alkanet root and lavender soap
  • Rose petal facial mist
  • Edible flower ice cubes
  • Healing calendula skin salve
  • Paper mache leaf lanterns
  • Chamomile tincture
  • Gardening projects, including a herb spiral, strawberry pallet planter, and more

A Woman’s Garden shortlisted for GMG Award

Aside from the many glowing reviews from people who have purchased A Woman’s Garden, it was also shortlisted for the Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year Award. This award is presented by the Garden Media Guild and awarded to a book that conveys outstanding practical gardening ideas and clear advice.

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