A Gardener's Education
Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781441834560
Publication Date: March 12, 2010
In his articles and in bestselling books such as "The Botany of Desire," Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man's place in the natural world. A new literary classic, "Second Nature" has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere. Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening, "Second Nature" captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation. With chapters ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn, a dispatch from one man's war with a woodchuck, to an essay about the sexual politics of roses, Pollan has created a passionate and eloquent argument for reconceiving our relationship with nature.
"Second Nature" reads like brilliant entertainment, but it is serious wisdom. Michael Pollan is a genuine heir to my favorite nature writer, Mark Twain. Simon Schama, "The Boston Globe"
Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. He wrote Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods--which Newsweek called "the fermenting bible"--in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book's publication in 2003, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, and authored The Art of Fermentation (2011) and the instructional DVD Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz (2010). A native of New York City, he now gardens, saves seeds, tends goats and chickens, and produces biodiesel from used fry oil in an off-the-grid community in the hills of Tennessee.