As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy (“Cell-ah-steen”)
This book came out in 2016, and the subtitle is A Season-by-Season Guide to Getting in Touch with Nature
In this book, Celestine urges us to garden with a greater purpose than simply growing plants for food and beauty. She wants us to connect with our gardens and refresh our spirits.
Celestine was the founder of Wilder Quarterly - A magazine for people enthralled by the natural world. The magazine ran from 2011 to 2013.
A Wilder Life is a beautiful coffee table book that offers tips for connecting with nature. Celestine’s ideas include planting a night-blooming Garden, learning to read the Stars, creating a habitat for butterflies, dying your clothes with natural dyes, building an outdoor shelter, and learning to identify insects - just to name a few. Celestine’s book and projects embraced the simple life trend that started after the year 2000.
Celestine's book is divided into seasons and within each season are five main sections: growing (which covers suggested plants), cooking (a fantastic section with seasonal recipes), Home & Self Reliance, Beauty & Healing, and Wilderness (a guide to appreciating all that nature offers in the season).
This book is 272 pages of restoration and connection with nature by living a wilder life.
You can get a copy of A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $3
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