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Inspired by Sustainable City Living: Jane Griffiths Tells the Story of Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening

Jane’s Delicious Urban GardeningJane Griffiths has written an article for Random Harvest about the inspiration for her latest book Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening.

In the article, Griffiths describes the rise in popularity of organic gardening and the ways that growing their own food changes people by creating environmental awareness. She also describes how she turned her garden, “in the middle of the largest city in South Africa”, into a eco eden overflowing with good things to eat.

Griffiths writes that everyone has the power to make a positive difference by cultivating “a better relationship with the piece of planet on which we live”.

Read the article:

I didn’t think I had another book in me. Producing three books in four years resulted in me being a tad book burnt-out. But last year I was commissioned to write an article for Health Intelligence magazine on Urban farming.

It was from this article that the idea for my next book sprang: A book on sustainable city living. A book that would answer the questions that people had begun to ask at my talks; so I began to write.

When I wrote my first book, Jane’s Delicious Garden, I knew hardly anyone who grew their own food. That has changed.

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