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People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening by Robin Chotzinoff

People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening by Robin Chotzinoff
People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening by Robin Chotzinoff

There was a wooden picnic table under the grape arbor, where Zelma sat all day when she wasn't actively gardening. She shelled peas, wrote letters, and mended clothes there. The older she got, she said, the less she wanted to be inside. Following Zelma's model, I will age ungracefully until I become an old woman in a small garden, doing whatever the hell I want. There was a time when this would have sounded unfulfilled to me, if not downright depressing, but now I look forward to it. Robin Chotzinoff From the Introduction

This eccentric, cross-country journey to discover why some people just have to make things grow simply rings with the singular voices of the people possessed. From wild-haired, rose-rustling ladies in Texas to an herb healer on a backwater Louisiana bayou to a manure-toting green guerrilla in New York City, Chotzinoff captures the fervor of the all-encompassing passion that can drive a person to grow an eight-pound tomato.

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