CD & Book Reviews

GROWN & GATHERED: TRADITIONAL LIVING MADE MODERN

by Matt and Lentil Purbrick (Pan Macmillan 2016).

Review by Robyn Rosenfeldt

This book is a visual feast of growing, gathering, nurturing, trading and eating. Lentil and Matt Purbrick take you on a journey through the seasons, sharing their experience of returning to nature and the lessons they have learned.

The ‘Grow’ chapter shows you how to grow vegetables and fruit in whatever space you have, using the most earth-friendly practices. ‘Gather’ explains how to forage for things like mushrooms, native greens and wild fruits. ‘Nurture’ provides guidance on raising your own animals, from chickens and bees to cows. ‘Eat’ features over 100 delicious, nourishing and creative wholefood recipes, giving you the skills to eat a natural wholefood diet; it covers everything from how to prepare and sprout grains in a traditional way, to making and maintaining