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Review of The Grow System

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Grow System" by Marjory Wildcraft.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Grow System by Marjory Wildcraft is an informative growing guide. Everything sounded great when the author led a project to source locally-grown groceries for a small elementary school in a nearby rural area. Then it was discovered that all of the county farms put together could not supply enough goods to provide even part of what was needed. Hence, the idea of growing one's own food became a passion for this author. To find out more about how this can be done, you must read this book!

More than just a simple gardening guide, this book is about a way of life. It can change a person's way of thinking or viewing the world in which we live today. It applies to all climates and walks of life. It covers gardening in the field, backyard, or containers in an urban setting. There is valuable knowledge shared herein for anyone who wishes to learn about the amazing skill of growing things. It also covers foraging in the wild and raising animals such as chickens and rabbits for food. The benefits of homegrown meat and eggs sound fantastic.

This book is divided into three parts. Each section deals with different aspects of how to begin doing things independently, from growing your groceries, making herbal medicines, saving seeds, and continuing the process into the future. A summary at the end of each chapter makes it easy to remember the key points.

The narrative is written in a friendly style that lends to the book's appeal. It often felt like reading advice from a friend who cared. I loved the occasional humor that appeared in the book's language. The thought that there should be therapists that specialize in helping us get over gardening trauma when plants die made me smile. Sadly, I can relate to that.

What I loved best about this book is the author's unique connection to the history and legacy of gardening. She teaches the concept of gardening in a way that transcends the occupation of growing. The value of heirloom seed and its importance to our planet is explained. The beauty of spending time in a garden each day to benefit one's outlook and health, both physically and mentally, is recommended. But most of all, the new gardener is welcomed to a community of growers who love the earth and encourage others to learn.

Having been raised on a remote Alaskan homestead, I am a gardener, hunter, and forager. I still live a practical homestead life, and I always watch for new ways to improve food crops. I can say from experience that this author is both well studied and thorough in her writing and instruction. Her explanations are simple and include all the details necessary for anyone needing this invaluable information.

This book will be a good reference source throughout any gardening season. I recommend this growing guide to anyone who has never gardened and wants to learn how it is done. It is an excellent place to start.

In short, I found nothing negative to mention about this book. It is an immense source of knowledge and information about growing in a time when it is absolutely essential that everyone learn this skill to help with food supply. I can't think of anyone that it would not appeal to somehow, but it will appeal most to those wishing to study the art of a green thumb. It is exceptionally well edited and free of errors. It has more than earned the rating of a shining 4 out of 4 stars!

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Post by Ezidimma 01 »

I like that the book is not only meant for experts but beginners to desire to learn. I love the way the author chooses to change the readers way of thinking or viewing the world in which we live in.The review was excellent.
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This review is great. I love the movement being propagated in this book. There is every need for individuals to go into home gardening; for apart from the fulfillment that comes from the exercise, the nutritional value of homegrown foods is amazing.

I am new to the review team, and I wish you could go through the review I just did and help me with your personal opinion of it. Thank you.
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Post by Leandre Nyathi »

What a brilliant review of what sounds like a brilliant book. You highlighted all the great aspects of the book without giving away too much, but instead makes the reader want to know more. I am all excited to read this and start gardening! Thank you for the insightful review.
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Post by derick scribbles »

This is a good review. I've also lived in the upcountry for the bigger part of my life and thus practiced agriculture and livestock rearing. Clearly this book sounds like it would resonate well with me too. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Post by Emah22 »

Such a good review, a great guide to those who wish to grow crops or rather those who have interest in agriculture and livestock rearing.
Even those who just want to have a mini garden for personal consumption would need this too.
Thanks for this
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Amazing review, a proper guide for people who have interests in the agricultural sector, very educating.
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Post by Jen Nghishitende »

This review tells me this is a timely book for me as I recently started keeping house plants. Nothing compared to gardening groceries I know, but I have also recently started planting flowers in my own garden and thinking of starting with some vegetables soon. I am starting to marvel and enjoy seeing new life come out. This book sounds like what I need right now and perhaps I could be persuaded to start growing some more vegetables as well, although I will not go as far as keeping animals yet. The review does the book a lot of justice, Thank you!
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Post by ellimctreph »

I've always wanted to learn how to grow. Great review.
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