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If you are an aspiring vegetable gardener this is your book. Dee's knowledge will benefit beginning and experienced gardeners alike. The depth of information is enhanced by Mike's photographs. While growing your own food you will discover the diversity and tastes found in plant foods. Fresh and organic not only benefits Planet Earth but build your health and wellness with nutrient rich home grown foods.


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"If we were to focus on growing food in family backyards, we could shape a new world." 
- Dee Pignéguy

Gardening is all about learning, experimenting, changing things, adapting, being observant and open to new ideas. Let the amazing photographs in this book help you to learn how to create your own garden paradise.

Gardening for Planet Earth will help you discover:

  • How organic gardens depend on nature's cycles for everything from making soil and fixing nitrogen to growing nutrient dense food.
  • How plants sustain life on earth based on the sun's renewable energy.
  • The role insects play in the predator-prey cycle.
  • The fun and excitement of growing your own fruit, flowers, herbs and vegetables.
  • How organic gardening can slow climate change.


About the Author:

Dee Pignéguy came to New Zealand from Canada in 1963 and trained as a primary school teacher. Her interest in nutrition, healthy food and nature developed as she grew up on a remote coastal property in British Columbia.

Her mother, Joan Donley engaged all her children in their self-sufficient lifestyle, growing fruit and vegetables, raising pigs, chickens, duck and goats and gathering shellfish at low tide.

Dee believes in localised food production, organic growing, practical hands on food growing and people empowerment. She has written the following books:

Grow Me Well - Nutritional Know How for Every Body
Nature’s Techno Tricks: Biomimetics-Science mimicking nature 
Gardening For Planet Earth


Dee is passionate about Biomimetics the science helping find sustainable ways to meet our needs by mimicking natural systems. Because we are living on a planet in crisis, saving the environment is no longer about future generations, it is about saving ourselves.

Dee believes that biomimetics can teach us how nature creates conditions beneficial to life providing a road map to sustainability.

Gardening for Planet Earth - Dee Pigneguy

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