The Heirloom Gardener
Throughout history, garden crafts and heirloom practices have been seen as a natural outgrowth of the land and an enrichment for our lives and local economies. When we revive artisanal practices from the past, we also help preserve and celebrate regional biodiversity, seasonal diet, personal health, festive holidays, and an artful life inspired by nature. In The Heirloom Gardener, garden historian, ethnobotanist, and lecturer John Forti shows us how we can take inspiration from the garden traditions of the past a in creating and incorporate them into a more sustainable and meaningful future. Arranged alphabetically, the entries blow the dust off time-honored yet underused garden remedies, artisanal foods, and horticultural practices that enable us to apply tried-and-true methods to modern lifestyles.