Spend a year in the life of an Amish garden with author Laura Anne Lapp. Arranged by month, the photographs, reflections, and shared recipes bring you through an entire year of Amish gardening.
An Amish Garden: A Year in the Life of an Amish Garden takes you to six working Amish gardens, from January through December. Matchless photos show the garden asleep, the Amish women putting together their orders for seeds, the preparation of the soil, parents and children planting, the emerging plants, the lush harvest, the food being preserved. This close-up of a world seldom seen shows how the seasons and Amish life work rhythmically together. Laura Anne Lapp lives with her husband and three young sons in a tucked-away valley. Gardening is simply the highpoint of her year. Step apart and enter this pastoral world of hard work, sturdy families, the freshest of flowers and produce, all in harmony with the seasons.
Laura Anne Lapp, a member of the Amish church, lives with her husband and three young sons in a tucked-away valley in central Pennsylvania. Before her marriage, she was a teacher in an Amish school for eight years. Gardening is the highpoint of Laura Anne Lapp’s year. In this book, she writes about a year in the life of her own garden and features, in addition, the gardens of five of her Amish relatives and neighbors.