Gather & Make is an award winning, newly published, one-of-a-kind book. The book provides step-by-step instructions for activities that encourage lively engagement with plants. Three easy-to-create, affordable activities are featured for every month of the year. Each activity in Gather & Make is carefully selected to harmonize with the rhythms of the season in a way that connects plants and nature around us. Gather & Make offers useful tips for planting and maintaining all the plants featured in the book, including useful gardening guidelines and techniques.
Gather & Make by Genevieve Layman is one of the most interesting garden and nature books that I’ve read. Here, she discusses things such as the benefits of plants and nature to us humans. Insects like the bees are crucial to plants. There’s even a project to make for insects. I did not realize how many health benefits there was just in interacting with mother nature. But that was not the only things I discovered.
Did you know that there is such a thing as horticultural therapy? I did not. Genevieve’s book has taught me a lot. It’s inspiring, peaceful, and fun. Plus, it’s educational to read. Inserted in this nonfiction book, are projects, trivia, and facts for each section. These informative pieces are not things I would have come across in similar books. The book isn’t just facts and text.
There are step-by-step guides, and pictures that go in hand with everything she discusses. Especially, on the health benefits. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to all readers. Genevieve Layman is definitely an expert in her field of study, and her book is a must have. Old or young, there are plenty of things to do and learn in Gather & Make for all.