Monday, 9 November 2009

My new guide book!

Here's a few sample pages from my guide book to growing and gathering food in lowland Costa Rica. There's 68 pages of information and recipes on what grows here and what to do with it. It was really fun to write and I'd like to do some more, perhaps leaflets on cacao, black pepper, nutmeg - things that grow here on the farm, maybe a medicinal guide to very local plants, maybe a plant lore book . . . the list goes on of all the things I can do with all the free time I have (?). I want to print the book for sale at the farmers' market and in town, and also offer it online as a pdf file. Quite pleased with it!
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  1. Ancel - what an accomplishment! I hope to be one of your first customers for a PDF. It looks very useful and is as much fun to read as your blogs are.


  2. thanks Wilma! very kind of you, and certainly I would be delighted to have you as a first customer! Now I just have to work out how . . . but will let you know as soon as I do,
    cheers to you too,

  3. Congrats-that's a topic there is a paucity of information on-small gardening in the tropics.


thanks for sharing!