Iloivar's Reviews > The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans

The Earth Knows My Name by Patricia Klindienst
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Jan 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: gardening

While I was irritated by the author's continual use of the present tense, the vivid adventures of those who came to the U.S. for so many different reasons captured my imagination and my attention. The common thread of the sense of peace and timelessness they all nurtured in their gardens and the connection gardening gave them to their ancestors resonated with my own gardening experiences. If you have a middling tolerance for flowery prose, it is worth wading through to absorb the history and adventures contained in this book.

Read the prologue before reading Chapter 5.

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