Review: A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac

Wonderful review for Margaret Realy’s new book!

Erin McCole Cupp

CGSA CoverEven I want to garden now!

I’m one of those people who gardens because I have to stretch the food budget, not because I enjoy spending time covered in dirt, dripping with sweat, and being bitten by bugs. I’m also a true member of Generation X, and as a rule, we don’t trust beauty. We do, however, crave meaning, and A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac shines light on the meaning that lies in the dirt, sweat, and bug-bite side of gardening as well as the beauty of human touches added to the ever-changing landscape of nature.

Full of low-pressure options, A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac takes all the heaviness out of the manual labor of gardening and infuses it with the lighthearted joy that can only be found in prayer. In my little world, I’d give this one six stars.

Look here tomorrow for an interview with Margaret Rose Realy, the…

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  1. I garden, too, to stretch the food budget. And because I love Jersey tomatoes and black simpson leaf lettuce…and zuccinni and wax beans. Okay, I think it’s good to garden and, of course, thank the Lord for the bountiful fruits of our labors.

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