"Creative and fresh." (Library Journal
Beautiful, down-to-earth, completely enticing. (ReadyMade
A nice book for a new gardener or an old one - to sift thorough as we wait for the gardening season. (Skippy's Vegetable Garden
“Full of wisdom and practical advice…stands apart for its tone, which is both gentle and practical, and its many fascinating sidebars and offshoots. Easy to flip through and find something fun to read in a hurry.”
Bright, cheerful, and motivating…you will wonder why anyone would ever hesitate to grow a few edibles even if they have only a fire escape or deck.
Whether you've got a porch or just a windowsill, Heavy Petal blogger Andrea Bellamy has you covered—her Sugar Snaps and Strawberries is an accessible, comprehensive guide to small-space gardening.
“An inspiring book for those with a can-do spirit but not much gardening space.”
"A stylish yet substantial introduction to growing edibles in small spaces."
“A great book for beginners and for those of us who need winter eye candy.”
“Inspiration…for veggie patches on balconies, patios, and the tiniest of city plots…complete this yummy and useful presentation.”
“A marvelous book that's entertaining, extremely useful, and lovely. I recommend it highly.”
“An invaluable resource for aspiring greenthumbed terrace farmers.”
“I’d recommend it to any new gardener of edibles, particularly one who has limited or no access to a plot of earth she can call her own.”
“Particularly useful to those urban/suburban homes with very limited space.”
“Full of smart ideas for how to deal with a seemingly impossible growing situation.”
“A fine piece of informational, inspiring and winning work.”
Andrea Bellamy is the creator of Heavy Petal, a blog devoted to urban organic gardening. She has a certificate in garden design from the University of British Columbia and studied permaculture methods for food production at an urban microfarm. She has been gardening since childhood and has grown food on rooftops, balconies, boulevards, and patios, and in community garden beds, window boxes, traffic circles, frontyards, and backyards. She is the Grow Food columnist for Edible Vancouver magazine, and her writing has appeared in a number of online and print publications. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and daughter.