Gardening Book of the Month

Gardening book of the month: July 2023

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)’s monthly gardening e-book suggestion.

How to Become a Gardener

Find empowerment in creating your own food security

By Ashlie Thomas

Ashlie Thomas is a home gardening advocate known on social media as The Mocha Gardener. Her seven-step process makes starting a garden from scratch less daunting. She presents different thought-provoking options to help you envision a garden that works for you. Along the way, you can draw inspiration from other gardeners who share their motivations and journeys. The themes of empowerment and education are present throughout the book.

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2 comments on “Gardening book of the month: July 2023

  1. I was delighted to come across the “Gardening book of the month: July 2023” article. Gardening has been a passion of mine for years, not only as a way to connect with nature but also as a practical approach to sustainable living.
    This month’s featured book has truly piqued my interest, especially considering the recent changes in taxation and IRS regulations that affect gardeners. As someone who occasionally sells surplus produce at local farmers’ markets, understanding the tax implications is crucial. The book’s insights into tax deductions for home gardens and how to navigate IRS requirements for small-scale growers are invaluable.

    I’ve learned the hard way that even a modest garden can have tax implications, and this book seems like the perfect resource to help me navigate the financial aspects of my gardening endeavors more effectively. Gardening isn’t just about nurturing plants; it’s also about nurturing our financial well-being, and I’m excited to dive into this month’s recommended read to gain a deeper understanding of how these two worlds intersect. Thanks for the insightful recommendation!

  2. MeredithGardens

    Thanks for the recommendation; I’ve never heard about such a book before. I like gardening, but I don’t have a lot of experience for now, because I’m a student and live in another state. But in my free time, I like reading about it, and now I’m working on one summer paper, which includes a book review. So I need to find a book and write on it, so maybe it will be this one. Usually, with such writing tasks, I use the help of, and it has never let me down yet, but at first, I’ll try to write everything myself. And maybe I’ll like the book, and it will not be that hard to write.

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