The idea for this book came about a couple of years ago when we started our own vegetable garden on our terrace. We wanted to start a garden not only to reap the benefits of growing our own food but to provide us with a green escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
When we got started, we were reading a lot: gardening books, online articles, guidelines and how-tos for urban gardening. There was so much information out there, but it grew increasingly difficult to keep our notes, tips and findings in one place. We became very stressed and overwhelmed (which runs counter to the whole idea of gardening as a source of relaxation!)
Out of our own frustration, we designed a planner to store all our notes, document our gardening success, and stay organized. With the planner, we’ve taken the guesswork out of growing plants, and now our little urban garden is thriving!
We’re sharing this planner so that every city-dwelling gardener can feel empowered to grow their own food, whether it’s growing peppers on the balcony, or a small patch of herbs on the windowsill. We want people to reap the health benefits of gardening and not just the harvest. We want them to feel confident with their gardening skills and gain a sense of satisfaction and pride from being able to grow new things.
In the long run, we want to make our cities greener and get more people aware of how easy and simple it is to grow edible plants as a hobby. After all, it’s The Green Conspiracy…