One Magic Square

One Magic Square shows how, with ten-minutes' effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre.
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One Magic Square shows how, with ten-minutes' effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre.

Most food-gardening failures result from too much ambition. By following these simple plot designs you can extend by one square metre each season to keep your labour pleasurable as your self-sufficiency increases.

Take control of your own fresh food supply! Lolo Houbein shows you how to do it and why you should.

One Magic Square . . . enchants on many levels. Veggie gardeners (especially rookies) will benefit from Houbein's knowledge, which is informed by science and folk wisdom, as well as the breadth of its content (growing information, 30 design plots, many recipes). This single line could sustain us for life: 'Never garden in a mood of wanting to control everything.'”
The Chicago Tribune

About the Author
Lolo Houbin’s great-great grandfather was a market gardener in North-West Frisia who passed on a food gardening gene down every generation. In Lolo’s youth she saw her hometown in western Holland implode under the impact of war, until all animals, birds and rodents were eaten, all fish angled, all trees used for firewood and a long winter of famine ensued during which 24 000 people died of starvation in an area approximately a sixteenth the size of Tasmania. Food security has been Lolo’s life-long pre-occupation and this book is an offering for survival to those who have never even grown a radish.

Lolo Houbein was educated at the universities of Adelaide and Papua New Guinea in the literatures of Australia, Britain, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific and Africa, classical studies, world religions and anthropology. She is well known as an author of fiction and non-fiction.

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Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: Grow your own food on one square metre
Author: Lulu Houbein
ISBN: 9781770099111
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431400607
Size (mm): 200x200mm
Pages: 368pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Full Colour
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011-03-30