The Art of Mindful Gardening explores the activity of gardening as an exercise for both body and mind. Ark Redwood, head gardener at Chalice Well, one of Britain s most sacred gardens, guides you through the changing seasons, expanding your knowledge of how to be conscious of the living and providing expert insight on meditating in your natural environment. This book will be essential reading for those looking to add a mindful dimension to the experience of gardening.
Published: Apr, 2011
Green-fingered groupies will already appreciate the spirituality of nature - the alchemy of creating compost, the powerful act of sowing seeds and the beauty of watching plants grow quietly, so to have gardening embraced and extolled in a beautiful book such as The Art of Mindful Gardening is well, life-affirming. Ark Redwood, author and head gardener at Chalice Wells, World Peace Garden in Glastonbury, expertly guides the reader through the practical meditation that is gardening, sharing his own earthy experiences of mindfully working the soil along with enlightening insights into Zen Buddhist practice. Chaptered around the seasons, the magic of composting, flower power and seeds of consciousness are just some of the spiritual seedlings sowed and propagated alongside plant meditations and inspiring quotes on conscious living. This thoughtfully designed and written book is a must-read that any trowel-owner will enjoy dipping in and out of for perennial guidance to well-being.
--Kindred Spirit July/Aug 2011
- 144 pages
- h 200mm x w 130mm
- 31,000 words
- Printed ISBN:978-1-907332-59-3
- Epub ISBN:978-1-908005-12-0
- MOBI ISBN: 978-1-78240-062-2
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