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Into The Garden
Ah, spring! Time to get your hands dirty messing about in the garden. Or, just to read about gardens – no one’s judging! Either way, we’ve got you covered. This month’s book display features books to inspire and advise in the actual hands-on garden (how about Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, or Practical Botany for Gardeners); books about gardening (perhaps Envisioning the Garden: Line, Scale, Distance, Form, Color, and Meaning); city farms (Farm City: The Education of a City Farmer, or how about The Vertical Farm); and urban sustainability (Agriculture in Urban Planning, or The Art of Building a Garden City).
Or maybe you want to let your mind wander the garden without getting your hands dirty. We’ve got all kinds of options for you! Gardens literary (The Quest for Shakespeare’s Garden, maybe, or Garden Plots: Canadian Women Writers and Their Literary Gardens); historical (Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture, or On Other Grounds: Landscape Gardening and Nationalism in Eighteenth Century England and France); and biographical (The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World’s Greatest Garden or Vita Sackville-West’s Garden Book).
And there’s fiction and poetry, too! – we could go on and on! So drop by to borrow a book and then head out into the garden to read it.
In celebration of Indigenous Awareness Week, the new Redpath Book Display brings you art, poetry, novels, cultural studies, history – you name it! – by Indigenous writers and artists in Canada.
To check out what titles we’ve put together for you, take a look at this list of WorldCat Discovery records. Open the record titles to read the summary descriptions of each book.