People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening by Robin ChotzinoffPeople with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening by Robin Chotzinoff

People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening

byRobin Chotzinoff

Hardcover | January 22, 1996

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There was a wooden picnic table under the grape arbor, where Zelma sat all day when she wasn't actively gardening. She shelled peas, wrote letters, and mended clothes there. The older she got, she said, the less she wanted to be inside. Following Zelma's model, I will age ungracefully until I become an old woman in a small garden, doing whatever the hell I want. There was a time when this would have sounded unfulfilled to me, if not downright depressing, but now I look forward to it. Robin Chotzinoff From the Introduction
Robin Chotzinoff is a staff writer for Denver's Westword and a contributor to Garden Design magazine, and she has written for New Republic and Outside. She lives with her daughter and her boyfriend in a log cabin outside Denver, where she gardens at 7,000 feet.
Title:People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for GardeningFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:206 pages, 9.56 × 6.32 × 0.76 inShipping dimensions:9.56 × 6.32 × 0.76 inPublished:January 22, 1996Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0028609905

ISBN - 13:9780028609904


Table of Contents


1. Rustling Roses.

2. Heat.

3. Winter: Bugs and Seeds.

4. City Dirt.

5. Estates.

6. Long Island Roots.

7. Tomatoes.

8. Natives.

9. Road Trip: Medicine.

10. Road Trip: Three Days in Oregon.

11. What People Keep.


From Our Editors

This eccentric, cross-country journey to discover why some people just have to make things grow simply rings with the singular voices of the people possessed. From wild-haired, rose-rustling ladies in Texas to an herb healer on a backwater Louisiana bayou to a manure-toting green guerrilla in New York City, Chotzinoff captures the fervor of the all-encompassing passion that can drive a person to grow an eight-pound tomato.