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Reviews of books we have read about gardening, food, sustainability and generally living well. www.modernmint.co.uk/blog
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How to Create an Eco Garden is a great book by John Walker. It gives you a really good guide on how to transform you garden, and gardening ways to that of a more eco nature. Fascinating read, and available to buy on the Modern Mint shop.

How to Create an Eco Garden is a great book by John Walker. It gives you a really good guide on how to transform you garden, and gardening ways to that of a more eco nature. Fascinating read, and available to buy on the Modern Mint shop.

Sarah Raven, cutting garden expert - and great cook book! Read more about her work ...

Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook: Sarah Raven & Jonathan Buckley Book in Hardback.

The great writers have a wide range about their work. They will go from a tragic scene to a comedic scene, melodrama to vulgarity, realism to fantasy…and tie it all together, make it seem as if this width of styles fits together seamlessly and simply…because it does. It gets described as ‘their’ style. Would you strive for the same in your garden?  This is not easy to do, it takes a lot of experience, and practise. It takes guts to try it. To be bold!Beth Chatto is an example of someone who…

The Dry Garden by Beth Chatto, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Gardens of Inspiration explores the influences of 15 of the best garden writers, including Christopher Lloyd, Mirabel Osler and Dan Pearson. Photos are by Vivian Russell, who wrote Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny: Behind the Scenes and Through the Seasons Each essay certainly ...

Gardens of Inspiration explores the influences of 15 of the best garden .

Woodsman - Ben Law. Blog post book review by Modern Mint.

Woodsman by Ben Law is a book you may just stay up all night to read.

Here are a few recommendations for great nature writing - some are free, some will take you elsewhere to buy the book... All are well worth reading though, as they don't just write about nature - but politics, capitalism, the economy and romance too... The Pain You Feel Is Capitalism Dying Reason 2:

Some great nature writing for you, to discover how nature, politics, cash.

Review by Modern Mint of John Walker's new book Digging Deep in the Garden

Cover image from John Walker’s new book Digging Deep in the Garden: Book One. From the gardening book board

The minimalist garden , published in 1999, is a seven chapter (plus an introduction) tour about how 'less is more' in the garden - leading to elegant, tranquil, sublime garden spaces. In his introduction, Christopher Bradley-Hole writes, "There is something essentially right about minimalism,

the minimalist garden by Christopher Bradley-Hole - Modern Mint


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Woodsman - Ben Law. Blog post book review by Modern Mint.

Woodsman by Ben Law is a book you may just stay up all night to read.

Michael Pollan: Cooked - Modern Mint. Blog post book review.

Cooked by Michael Pollan is an extraordinary book about cooking with the four classical elements - fire, water, earth and air.

Mother Teresa - Modern Mint.  Blog post book review.

Mother Teresa - Modern Mint. Blog post book review.

Modern Mint Bookstore on Amazon - collection of books on gardening, sustainability and cooking - generally living well and with nature.

Modern Mint Bookstore on Amazon - collection of books on gardening, sustainability and cooking - generally living well and with nature.

Last American Man - Modern Mint.  Blog post book review.

Last American Man - Modern Mint

Guerrilla Gardening by Richard Reynolds: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries. Blog post book review by Modern Mint

On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries (Paperback)

Top 5 Coffee Table Garden Books | Modern Mint

Top 5 Coffee Table Garden Books | Modern Mint

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