Don’t get me wrong, I did think that eventually, I would
become an author. I knew I had a book in me, maybe two,
but I never considered writing a book about gardening.
That changed when an Acquisition Editor from Timber Press called. She heard me speak at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle and wanted to know if I would be interested in writing a book based on my seminar; ‘You Can Garden For Life!’. They had been looking for someone who was a subject matter expert on adaptive gardening.
I signed the contract in June 2017 and that’s when the excitement and simultaneous terror began. It took me nearly two years to birth The Lifelong Gardener: Garden With Ease and Joy At Any Age, and with the terror in my rearview mirror, I am excited beyond belief to share it with you.
While my core demographics are seniors, modern elders and boomers, my book is helpful to gardeners of any age and any ability, who are experiencing physical issues yet they want to continue gardening. Even children of older gardeners can benefit from helping their parents adapt to save time or energy. Younger gardeners can plan their gardens now and how they will work them with the future in mind.
This book also makes the perfect gift for your friends who love to garden.
The Lifelong Gardener
Garden with Ease & Joy at Any Age
Enjoy hundreds of adaptive gardening tool tips, solutions, resources and gorgeous photos that will inspire you to garden for life!
This book celebrates gardening at any age while also being an information-rich resource about resilience, not giving up, and how an adaptive approach to gardening can remove barriers, and create new opportunities for senior and boomer gardeners.
You’ll find helpful guidance for starting and maintaining container gardens, edible landscapes, along with tried-and-true methods to help eliminate the physical strain of gardening, recommendations for ergonomic tools, using elevated raised beds, and dozens of simple ways to make gardening more comfortable, easy and joyful.
One of the reasons I’ve developed this online home is to create a thriving resilient gardener community, and an important part of building community is establishing trust. So, I want you to know that if you click on the ‘Buy Now’ button to purchase my book from one of my distributors, I’ll receive a small referral fee -- which I’ll promptly put towards my production expenses for my next ‘Toni’s Tool Tips’ video -- where I’ll share information and resources to help you create greater ease and joy in your gardening experience.
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