Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival
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Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival


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Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing

Women have always gardened, but our stories have been buried with our work. Alice Vincent is on a quest to change that. To understand what encourages women to go out, work the soil, plant seeds and nurture them, even when so many other responsibilities sit upon their shoulders. To recover the histories that have been lost among the soil.

Why Women Grow is a much-needed exploration of why women turn to the earth, as gardeners, growers and custodians. This book emerged from a deeply rooted desire to share the stories of women who are silenced and overlooked. In doing so, Alice fosters connections with gardeners that unfurl into a tender exploration of women's lives, their gardens and what the ground has offered them, with conversations spanning creation and loss, celebration and grief, power, protest, identity and renaissance.

Hardback, 304 pages 

Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.9 x 22 cm