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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Series
Turn good eats into a gorgeous garden! Featuring everything from easy-to-grow annuals to long-fruiting perennials, this encyclopedia of edible plants offers colorful profiles highlighting each plant's ornamental attributes, origins, use as food, and cultivation requirements. A portfolio of garden designs-including a home orchard, American potager, children's garden, container gardens, and school garden-provides inspiration for home and professional gardeners alike. Additional information on organic care and sustainable techniques (slow gardening, permaculture, building soil) completes this hands-on guide.
The garden curators of Brooklyn Botanic Garden design and care for the exquisite gardens that BBG is renowned for. Elizabeth T. Peters is the director of publications at BBG and editor of the BBG handbook Community Gardening (2007). She has also written toolkits on grassroots organizing and community building.