A Patch From Scratch

Jesse and Lewis want to grow their own fruit and vegies, just like people do on a farm. They're going to dig and build, plant and grow, and when they're finished they're going to have a feast! Written and illustrated by Megan Forward. Hardcover. 32 pages. Beautiful colour illustrations. 

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‘A Patch from Scratch’ is a beautiful tale for the urban gardener in the making. It follows the adventures of one family, living in an urban setting, who decide to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The journey begins as they plan and plant fruits and vegetables, raise chicks, and build compost. This picture book is aimed at connecting children to their natural surroundings.

A note from the author:

"In today’s fast food and throwaway society, children are missing the experience of connecting with the natural rhythms of life and nature. So are many adults, leading to the rise of interest in sustainable ecology, and the whole food movement. This is evidenced by the popularity of garden programs in schools such as the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden project, Jamie Oliver’s latest promotion with Woolworths, and tv programs such as Costa’s Garden Odyssey, and Gourmet Farmer. My story “A Patch from Scratch” is one city family’s response to these ideas. They live on a small urban block, but use their resourcefulness to build a more sustainable life under these constraints. Pitched at 4-8 year olds, the story also aims to encourage and inform the adult reader and motivate a whole family response to the issue."

Written and illustrated by Megan Forward. Hardcover. 32 pages. Beautiful colour illustrations. 24cm x 30cm x 1cm.

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