Karen Liebreich is the founder and co-ordinator of the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden. Her other books include The Letter in the Bottle and Fallen Order. She has a history doctorate from Cambridge University and basic horticultural qualifications from Capel Manor. Jutta Wagner is the crop planner and designer for the kitchen garden. She started her career as a horticulturist in Bavaria, and went on to study landscape architecture at the University of Applied Science in Berlin. From 1995 until 2004 she worked for a Berlin design practice specializing in garden history and family housing projects. Annette Wendland runs the teenage sessions at the kitchen garden. She works as a freelance photographer and studied at the London College of Printing, she specializes in architecture, food and nature photography.
Monthly tasks and an encyclopedia of vegetables, as well as recipes like a luscious rhubarb cake, make this book as useful as it is irresistible. -- Valerie Easton Seattle Times 20090510 The new garden guide takes you and your kids - or grandkids - through the garden, month by month, with help figuring out what to plant when and how to eat it up. Denver Post 20090515 There are no frivolous 'kiddy projects,' though there are many creative activities and healthy recipes in the month-by-month section. -- Bonnie Poquette Library Journal 20090515 The last half of the book is an A-to-Z vegetable, fruit, herb, and edible flower guide that would be helpful to any gardener who isn't satisfied with the amount of information crammed on the back of a seed packet. -- Tara Duggan Austin American-Statesman 20090603 An introduction to productive gardening that any novice could benefit from reading. -- Jodie Jones Gardens Illustrated 20090601 Knowing that picky kids are more likely to eat what they grow, this book integrates garden and kitchen in a simple way that parents and children can enjoy together. Michigan Gardener 20091001 This book is an excellent starting point for families who want to get into vegetable gardening. -- Steve Whysall Vancouver Sun 20091219