What: These books are written by speakers from the Do Lectures whose ideas have inspired others to go and Do. Positive change in book form – whether it’s the mastery of a new skill or craft, a simple mindshift, or a shot of inspiration to help you get started.
How: Each book is fairly short, about 100 pages, because it focuses on the ‘doing’ rather than the background theory. Concise, practical guides that make it easier to Do stuff.
Who: Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from the kitchen gardens of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage to commercial farms. Currently she is head grower at Growing Communities, an award-winning social enterprise in Hackney, who run an organic box scheme, farmers’ market and urban food production sites.
Why: Ever wanted to grow your own but don’t have the time, the space, or even know where to start? Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens to commercial farms. In this, her first book, she’ll help optimise the space and time available to you – even if it’s a window box and 10 minutes a week.
- The basic tools you need to get started
- How to make a raised bed and why you need one
- A recipe for compost
- How to increase your chances of success
With delicious recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and others that Alice has worked with over the years, Do Grow will inspire you to change your view. And plant an edible garden.