From Seed to Skillet **GiVeAwAy**



From Seed to Skillet
by Jimmy Williams & Susan Heeger
ISBN: 978-0-8118-7221-8

My Review:

From the Publisher:
Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful chemicals, harvest gorgeous vegetables, and cook a delicious feast using Jimmy's favorite family recipes.

Urban farmer and landscape designer Jimmy Williams oversees his growing grounds, plants edible gardens for clients, and dispenses cultivation and cooking tips, plus vegetable, herb, and fruit seedlings, at three Los Angeles farmers' markets. He grows and sells heirloom tomatoes from seeds that have been passed down from his great-great-grandmother.

Susan Heeger is a long-time magazine and newspaper feature writer with a specialty in garden, design, home, lifestyle, and food stories. She lives in Los Angeles.


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2. Leave me a comment with your email address.
3. Book provided by Chronicle Books, Shipping provided by Beachbrights.
4. It's that easy to enter! Contest ends Friday, January 7th @ Midnight.

Resource Links:
YouTube: From Seed to Skillet
From Seed to Skillet Web


Unknown said...

This would be perfect for spring gardening this year Thanks for the chance to win
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Haley said...

I am a new gardener so I would love to get my hands on this book. Not sure I can stomach the worms but I am sure my girls would love it! Now I just need a bigger backyard for those beautiful beds. Thanks for the heads up on this book.
haleymjordan at yahoo

danielle t. said...

Just got a new house with a garden in the back! Can't wait to start diggin!

Jess @ Living On Sweet Tea said...

oh i like it! livingonsweettea @ yahoo . com

Liz said...

I would love to have this cookbook. My garden would thank me for it!

lanzaelizabeth77 at gmail dot com

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

We just moved into a new house with lots of space for a big garden. This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the review and for the chance to win!

Beth Gallagher said...

Very cool book! We're redoing our garden this year, and my girls (Ethiopian) would LOVE this! Thanks for the great review and chance to win.

semayawi dot toadcottage at

Michelle said...

Ohh, I would love to have this book!!!!!!!!

Michelle Torres

Pep said...

Another very cool Chronicle book!
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Ingvild said...

I'd love to win this for our library!

Jennifer Young said...

i've wanted this book ever since i laid eyes on it! thanks for much a for a chance to win!!



Anonymous said...

I've been dying to plant a garden ever since I moved to the country, but have been intimated at the thought. This book would be a perfect starting point!


Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said...

This looks like a wonderful book! I could use some help in the garden. :)

catonalimb (at) gmail (dot) com

cakebake said...

What a great giveaway! I've often dreamed about having a garden full of vegetables.

annalene said...

love this publisher, all their books look so amazing- this one is no exception!

thank you so much for the chance to win :)

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Veronica said...

This would definitely come in handy with the next vegetable season. Thanks for the chance :)


Anonymous said...

my little ones and I were just talking about planting our first garden! houlan_js(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Grandmothers teach you so much and I'd love to learn everything Jimmy Williams learned from his grandmother about growing a vegetable garden!


Simple Daisy said...

That looks like a fabulous book:)

ps...I am having a give-away on my blog if you have a minute to stop over!!!!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Please count me in, Christy! Thanks! I'm having a giveaway ony blog, too!:). Yippee! Lori.

Elizabeth Ribble said...

I'm not much for gardening, but my neighbor, Johnathan (father of the 2-year-old triplets) plants a garden every year and I'll bet he would love this book! (Of course, we get the overflow fresh vegetables at our house!)

Elizabeth (