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Why Grow Here: Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History

Why Grow Here: Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History

Nine essays explore how gardeners and gardens molded Edmonton's social, cultural, and physical landscape.

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ISBN 9781772120752
Barcode 9781772120752
Published 18 December 2015 by The University of Alberta Pres
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Merrett, Kathryn Chase
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781772120752
ISBN-10 1772120758
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The University of Alberta Pres
Imprint The University of Alberta Press
Publication Date 18 December 2015
International Publication Date 26 August 2015
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Merrett, Kathryn Chase
Category Award Winning
American History
Social & Cultural History
History Of Specific Groups
Social Sciences
Social Issues
Science: General Issues
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Gardening
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 635.09712334
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

"A visitor from down south stared at my apple tree
and said: 'Those don't grow here you know. It's too cold.'
If the apricot tree in Highlands knew it couldn't live here,
it might stop scattering white blossoms over three lawns." - Bert Almon

Edmonton has a rich and diverse horticultural history. Vacant lot gardeners, rose gardeners, and horticultural societies have all contributed to the beautification of the capital city of Alberta, and through the enthusiasm of florists, seedsmen, and plant breeders the city has developed a distinct horticultural character. In this collection of nine essays, each with a different theme, Kathryn Chase Merrett depicts the development of Edmonton's social, cultural, and physical landscape as it has been shaped by champions of both nature and the garden. Edmontonians and all urbanites interested in gardening and local history, as well as professors and students of history, cultural studies, and urban design, will delight in the colourful storytelling of Why Grow Here.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards / Foreword Reviews 2016 (United States) -- Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards, Gold in Canada West - Best Regional Non-Fiction 2016 (United States) -- Short-listed for Trade Non Fiction, Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2016 (Canada)
NZ Review For most Edmontonians and those with an interest in gardening, this book is a must.

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Author's Bio

Kathryn Chase Merrett obtained her Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Alberta in 1992. She researches and writes about Edmonton, and volunteers her time in the interests of horticulture and history.

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