The Paradox Of Gardens During War

A review of Kenneth Helphand's new book "Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime".
July 3, 2006, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"From soldiers who raised vegetables in the trenches of World War I to Jews who built kitchen gardens in the ghettos of Warsaw to the Community Gardening Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, [Kenneth] Helphand (pronounced Helfand) explores how gardening, even in the worst situations, provides solace for the human soul, as well as sustenance for the human body...What he finds significant is that many of the people who created these defiant gardens did so knowing there was a strong chance they wouldn't be there to see the fruits of their labors."

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Published on Saturday, July 1, 2006 in The Capital Times
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