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Updated 13th October 2018
Science for the Gardner
May I introduce myself – my name is Tony Arnold, and I am a retired science teacher with a passion for gardening. Since moving to Somerset five years ago, I have been a keen member of the Tatworth & District Horticultural Society. I truly believe a little science knowledge can help create a greener, more successful garden. Gardening becomes much more interesting and ultimately satisfying when you understand how and why science affects your garden and what you can do to help make your plants flourish. And so I wrote the book - Science for the Gardener - to spread the word. Definitely not a text book, but an easy and enjoyable read for gardeners everywhere. Science for the Gardener is informative, fun and quirky – a light hearted gardening guide to the science of what’s happening both above and below your soil. With colourful pictures, explanatory diagrams and a cartoon or two for good measure, it is a book I believe you will find difficult to put down, and one which I am sure you will want to return to time and time again. Science for the Gardener has something for everyone. From the evolution of plant life to plants that feed the world, plants for industrial use and advances in medicine. The importance of soil for plants and then again how plants can be grown without soil. Plant adaptation, plant hormones, reproduction and growth, simple genetics and lots more intriguing horticultural information. The final thought-provoking chapter debates the leading issues facing an ever increasing world population and the sustainability of natural resources. Plants can live without man, but man cannot survive without plants. Prof. Owen Doyle, President of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture says: “With a relaxed conversational style Tony provides a glimpse of the complex world of plants and our relationship with them, sowing the seeds that hopefully will germinate an interest in the sciences that influence gardening”. Take a look for yourself. Science for the Gardener - available now via my website, from Amazon and other leading book distributors and all good bookshops. Thank you for reading my email - I should be very grateful if you would share it with your club members. Please let me know if you do not wish to receive further emails.Tony Arnold MCI Horttony@scienceforthegardener.comhttp://www.scienceforthegardener.com ‘A fascinating read’ Wordery ‘Simple but in depth. It has a fun element to it.’ Amazon‘Wonderful little book’ Amazon ‘Fantastic little book. Would highly recommend’ Amazon P.S. It would make a great Christmas gift.