A self confessed ‘cyber geek’, Emma Cooper began to document the transformation of her ‘ropey old lawn with potholes and brambles’ into a fertile and abundant permaculture plot via internet radio and a popular blog site. Eight years on, her postings and stories have been collated in The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A-Z, illustrated with beautiful colour photographs and arranged into easily accessible alphabetical order, covering subjects as diverse as growing achocha (a lost Inca crop) to aiming for zero waste.
This book is like a blog, only on paper And since I like to read blogs very much, I like a formula of this book. For each letter of the alphabet an author serves you from three to seven short essays on wide range of topics - from allotments to zucchinis. All chapters are based upon Author's personal experiences in her garden, which makes it a very enjoyable to read and very practical in the same time. The book is full of tips and tricks, how to's and why's. In the same time it is a light read that does not resemble traditional gardening manuals. I have found it both useful and fun to read.
Gert in the making
Companion Planting Guide by World Permaculture Association