Put W-O-R-D to work and create a marvelous garden. Author Edward C. Smith is the brains behind this concept practiced throughout the chapters in The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edtion. W-O-R-D is an acronym for the WORD System:
O – Organic
R – Raised
D – Deep Soil
The current edition of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible shares what the author and his wife have learned over 30 years of living close to the earth growing their own vegetables. Their life choices are tied closely to nurturing and harvesting from their own garden or from nearby resources. Their home is built from lumber sourced from nearby forests, they heat and cool their home with electricity produced from solar power, and grow most of their own produce. Continue reading
One of the reasons stress is so widespread is because life is hectic. We live it hard and fast, often finding ways to cut corners to gain more time in order to get more done.
But that actually adds to stress. Since stress can take a toll on your health, you need to find a way to relieve that stress. A great way to do that is through gardening.
You might think of gardening as not exactly a relaxing idea when you consider that creating one only adds more work to your busy schedule. But there is a way to make gardening fun and relaxing.
So relaxing in fact that it gives you relief from the stress you deal with. In the book Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Seasons, you’ll learn how taking up gardening can help give you peace and other benefits. Continue reading
You might be looking for a way to bring some calmness and peace to your life. You want to get involved in something that works to reduce and relieve stress. If you’ve chosen gardening, you’ve made a wise decision.
One thing you’ll want to remember is that the garden you create can be whatever you want it to be. There’s no right or wrong selection in what you choose to put into it.
However, you will need to know what to do when you want to have a garden. It’s not knowing what to do that throw some people for a spin. They get lost trying to figure out which steps they need to take and when to take them.
Thankfully, though, all of the guesswork has been done for you with the Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook: Make the Most of Your Growing Season. Continue reading