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How to Grow Stuff

Pittsburgh, Pa. (February 3, 2014) – Urban farming is the hot new movement sweeping the country, especially among the “20-30 Something” demographic. They want to know where their food comes from and they care about the environment. So naturally they want to grow stuff. But when it comes to actually getting outside and doing it…well, they could use some help.

Enter The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: a No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff (St. Lynn’s Press, February, 2014). An ideal guide for anyone with a DIY spirit, it’s filled with color photos, high graphic appeal and easy, achievable projects.

This fun, non-intimidating guide to the basics is the first garden book to address this busy, mostly urban, group. Garden expert Dee Nash knows that 20-30 somethings don’t have a lot of free time or change in their pockets, but if they could find a Gardening 101 that spoke their language, they’d go for it.  “Anyone can be a gardener,” Dee writes assuringly. Whether you want to farm your balcony or the backyard, “you just have to know a few key things to do and some things not to do. Have you ever wished someone would just show you how to get started and stand by you?”

“Where was this book when I was a struggling young gardener?” asks Sharon Lovejoy, author of Trowel & Error.

Some things the new gardener will learn:

  • Which veggies give the most return on investment and effort
  • How to grow luscious berries and fruit trees on a balcony or deck
  • What fertilizers are a must…and which to avoid
  • Which bugs are a gardener’s best friend…and worst nightmare
  • What are the best kitchen herbs to grow…and which one can take over your garden

About the Author:

Dee Nash learned about the rewards of gardening when she was a busy, over-scheduled 20-30 something, and now two of her children are in that age group as well. Her garden writing has appeared in Organic Gardening, Fine Gardening, flower, The Oklahoman, and the Oklahoma Horticultural Society’s Horticultural Horizons. She regularly contributes writing and photography to Oklahoma Gardener. She currently writes online features for Fiskars® Corporation and Proven Winners® plants. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association. Her blog, was voted “Best Garden Blog” of 2011 by Horticulture magazine. She lives with her family near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

About the Book:

The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: a No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff

Dee Nash

ISBN – 13: 978-0-9855622-7-4

$17.95 US/  $18.95 CAN

Hardcover, 160 pages