Raised Bed Revolution (Hardcover)

Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere!

By Tara Nolan

Cool Springs Press, 9781591866503, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2016

List Price: 30.00*
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Description

Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is the definitive guidebook to mastering this consistently proven and effective gardening method.

Raised Bed Revolution provides you with information on size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces--including vertical gardening.

Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects.

This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons:

  • Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height).
  • Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem.
  • Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds.
  • Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can't make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no-brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard!

Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution, roll up your sleeves and join in!



About the Author

Tara Nolan, author of Raised Bed Revolution, is a garden writer and editor with a diverse background in publishing. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, as well as in magazines, including Reader's Digest and Canadian Living, and on websites, like Design*Sponge. Tara is a co-founder, with three other garden writers, of Savvy Gardening (www.savvygardening.com) and was the award-winning web editor of Canadian Gardening magazine's website (CanadianGardening.com) for six years. Tara does work for the Toronto Botanical Garden and the Canadian Garden Council, and volunteers for the Royal Botanical Garden. She is also a member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Tara is from the Toronto, Canada, area.



Praise For Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere!

“I remember a time when no one grew in raised beds but now every garden has at least one to grow in.  In this great new book by Tara Nolan she covers everything from raised bed construction to the importance of what you fill your bed with, as well as best types of materials, suitable irrigation systems and step by step projects.  There are lots of great photographs that will hopefully inspire you to join the revolution as well.  This is a great good for the experienced gardener as well as the novice.”

-Garden Book of the Month, August 2016
- David Williams, Four Shires magazine