The Resource My garden, the city and me : rooftop adventures in the wilds of London, Helen Babbs, (electronic resource)

My garden, the city and me : rooftop adventures in the wilds of London, Helen Babbs, (electronic resource)

Label
My garden, the city and me : rooftop adventures in the wilds of London
Title
My garden, the city and me
Title remainder
rooftop adventures in the wilds of London
Statement of responsibility
Helen Babbs
Title variation
Rooftop adventures in the wilds of London
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Helen Babbs is a self-proclaimed city girl who lives on the second floor of a flat in a chaotic corner of London. An urge to find more green in the city and a stronger connection to the natural world leads her to create her first garden, an organic edible garden on her rooftop. This year-long adventure is the story behind *My Garden, the City and Me*. The journey begins in the dark of winter, where Babbs finds herself at a seed swap on a February morning, seduced more by packaging than by any true understanding of the plants. As the year progresses, Babbs revels in failures, like waking up bleary eyed and stomping on her seed starts, and triumphs like her summer-ending dinner party made with homegrown produce. Along the way she discovers that I like gardening in my pajamas and that growing something from seed, watching it develop and then eating its fruits is truly joyful. I've daydreamed out there and entertained out there. It's the force behind new friendships that I've forged. The garden has opened my eyes to a whole new side of London and urban living. *My Garden, the City and Me* is a lyrical narrative about a twenty-something in search for a bit of wild in her city. The journey is charming, honest, and steeped in the lore of London, a city equally known for its gardens and its grit. In the end Babbs has achieved a new perspective on what it means to live green in the city she loves
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Babbs, Helen
Dewey number
635.09173/209421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB419.5
LC item number
.B33 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB419.5
NAL item number
.B25 2011
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roof gardening
  • Roof gardening
  • GARDENING / Urban
  • GARDENING / Essays & Narratives
  • Roof gardening
  • England
Label
My garden, the city and me : rooftop adventures in the wilds of London, Helen Babbs, (electronic resource)
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DD191E69-1521-4C92-9916-A15CCD78B26D
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Autumn
Control code
ocn756501887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (140 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604693195
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756501887
Label
My garden, the city and me : rooftop adventures in the wilds of London, Helen Babbs, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DD191E69-1521-4C92-9916-A15CCD78B26D
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Autumn
Control code
ocn756501887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (140 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604693195
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756501887

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