**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES**
First of all, thank you, everyone, who entered our third giveaway and also a big thank you to Sasquatch Books for offering up a copy of Apartment Gardening! With the help of random.org, we have a winner! The lucky gal is… drumroll please… DANA! Congratulations! Dana happened to have a little confession to make…
After nearly two years of apartment living, we know how frustrating it is to feel like you don’t have your own outdoor space — much less a space to actually do something with like grow a garden. Well, a new book that was sent across our radar, Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington, of Go Go Green Garden, completely shatters every preconceived notion of needing a plot of land in order to have a “real” garden. And today, we’re here to give one of our lucky readers a copy!
Now, let’s make this clear… this book isn’t just for the urban living wannabe gardener. It’s perfect for people like us who… cough, cough… haven’t grown a single thing in their entire life… with the exception of the lima bean project in 4th grade. Amy’s fun, charismatic approach to gardening makes us want to jump right in and get our hands covered with soil — actually, potting mix (we learned the difference in this book!) — and grow our own salad greens, strawberries, and lavender.
Apartment Gardening isn’t all about dirt, plants and how to grow them. Amy covers a ton of other DIY gardening projects. For instance… Ashley’s obsessed with the idea of repurposing a file cabinet for a planter on wheels. Apparently, it can be done:
The book not only covers an armful of useful DIY gardening projects, but also recipes using your own home grown ingredients. Some of our favorites include Zucchini Fritters, Thyme-Roasted Chicken Legs with Charred Onions, and Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream. In the book, you will also find recipes for everyday items like facial toner and lip balm.
This book has been so inspiring to us, that is doesn’t feel like we’re giving away just a book, but an experience. You will learn how to start a garden that “isn’t too high-maintenance and can fend for itself when need be, all the while offering up fresh ingredients for your kitchen.”
Time to get to the giveaway, right?! The nice people over at Sasquatch Books is giving away a copy to one of our lucky readers! Here’s the details…
PRIZE: Your very own copy of Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington
2 WAYS TO ENTER: 1) Leave a comment on this post with the words “GO GO GREEN!”. 2) Leave a second comment telling us what you would grow (or are currently growing) in your garden.
NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
PRIZE SHIPS: Anywhere in the US of A
GIVEAWAY WILL WRAP UP: Friday, April 15th @ Midnight EST. As always, to keep things fair and square, up to two entries per email address. The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be announced right here on Saturday, April 17th. Good luck, everyone!