Garden Notes: Thoughts on Gardening, Ecology, and Sustainability

A limited first edition hand-bound artist's book

Beginning with the Winter 2010-11 issue of the print version of Edible Wasatch magazine, the editors commissioned Fred to write a series of essays.   These were based on the ecology and sustainability themes he presented in Gardening:  An Ecological Approach.

This collection of succinct, readable accounts is now available in a limited first edition hand-bound book.  The title is Garden Notes:  Thoughts on Gardening, Ecology, and Sustainability.  The 13 essays have been updated;  Fred added “notes’;  and then he hand-bound the 100-page text for this special edition of artist’s books. 

The essays comprise a coherent and timely discussion of the important issues of our time, ranging from soil and biodiversity to energy and genetically modified food.  Of course, they all circle back to the garden and the role that individuals can play in being part of the solution.

The book is soft-cover, bound in the Oriental style, and measures 7 inches by 8.5 inches.  It consists of 99 numbered pages of text (with two full-page illustrations). The book is printed on Howard linen, and the text is Bookman 10-point.  Each book in the first edition is signed and numbered. $32.00.