April 15, 2011

No Guff Vegetable Gardening

March 18, 2011

No Guff Vegetable Gardening

No Guff Vegetable Gardening is one of the most imaginative and entertaining gardening books that I have ever come across.

Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer at the Toronto 'No Guff' book launch, March 18, 2011, John McKenzie House

It is newly released, this spring, from Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs, with illustrations by Mariko McCrae. The illustrations are charming, and are fully 50% of the book's appeal. They are naïve, yet witty. They remind me of the kind of illustrations you would find in a University counter-culture newspaper, full of enthusiasm.

Combine this with the common sense “tell it like it is” prose from the authors and you have a gardening book that will be enjoyed 12 months of the year, for many years to come.

No Guff Vegetable Gardening

This is Steven Biggs' first book. Let's hope that this is only the first of many.

You can have a peek at the two authors in my Canada Blooms 2011 video.

If you are hosting a garden related event in the GTA and would like it covered in gardentoronto.ca or would like to place an e-poster about it on our Events Calendar, just contact me. I am always delighted to promote anything gardening in Toronto.

Mark Disero

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