This book points the way, especially for beginners and those who may only have a balcony or a rooftop and are limited to growing in containers. It is not just about gardening in a narrow sense. It delves into the growing of plants as a multidisciplinary activity involving not only botany, but also zoology, geology, meteorology, philosophy, ornithology, and more. The book sends a strong environmental message for a reevaluation of modern lifestyle.
ARTHUR VAN LANGENBERG is a surgeon with a passion for gardening. His kitchen garden is his special interest. His previous publications include Urban Gardening: A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal (Chinese University Press, 2005), which is a distillation of 40 years' experiences of growing food plants in a typical urban setting.