Grow Your Own Drugs A Year with James Wong New hardcover book Natural remedies & beauty recipes
GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS
A Year with JAMES WONG
See other Self Sufficiency books click here
New large hardcover book, 224 pages. First published in 2010.
James Wong is back, putting his ethnobotanical expertise to use once again, with over 100 new, natural, cheap and easy remedies, showing you and those around you how to have a fantastically healthy year.
Whether you're fed up with your hormones, worried about your baby's nappy rash, your partner is prone to a sore-throat, or leg-waxing is proving just too expensive to maintain, Grow Your Own Drugs: A Year With James Wong offers over 100 great new remedies to soothe all manner of common conditions and beauty problems - whenever they might flare up. James shows how easy it to have access to the right ingredients whatever the weather, with his easy-to follow seasonal focus - whether you've got a window box, a roof terrace, a country garden ... or a computer to order the goods online!
His seasonal planner takes you right through from Spring to Winter, making sure you know what to plant when, the best time to harvest and how to create your own mini-apothecary or store-cupboard at home. Packed with James's personal top tips and easy solutions for both growing and making remedies, this is your must-have companion to help ward off any ailments and complaints which might crop up throughout the year, the natural, James Wong way.
Features include :
- Over 100 new remedies
- New seasonal guide - how to make sure you have all the ingredients you need for a healthy body and mind all year round
- New non-gardener's guide: if you're not green-fingered or don't have a garden, James reveals how to identify plants and how to source good quality ingredients online
- More about James's personal inspirations: how he came to a career in ethnobotany, how he goes about living his own GYOD year and why a seasonal approach is important and easy to adopt
- James's top tips and new gift flashes - perfect for cheap, thoughtful presents
- New case studies: how people who've tried and tested the remedies have got on
- New HOME section: brilliant natural and cheap remedies for home life. Contains pet flea powder, horsetail metal polish, wood polish, carpet deodoriser
About the Author
James Wong is an ethnobotanist, author and UK television presenter. He was born in London to a Malaysian father and British mother, and raised in Singapore and Malaysia. After finishing secondary school, James was awarded an academic scholarship and returned to the UK in 1999 to study at the University of Bath. He then trained at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the University of Kent, gaining a Master of Science degree in Ethnobotany, graduating with distinction. His research has taken him to highland Ecuador, as well as to China and Java. He lives in Twickenham, South West London.
Wong is a triple RHS medal winner for gardens he co-designed through the design studio he co-founded, Amphibian Designs, at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. He has designed an Ethnobotanical Garden for the University of Kent, where he is a guest lecturer.
Wong has written for a number of publications, from the BBC Gardening Website, to The Metro's environment column, on a wide range of botanical topics.
Wong has been the Media Relations Officer of the charity Botanic Gardens Conservation International with his job described as "translating hard-core plant science into lively, engaging stories for the press, radio and TV".
Wong became the presenter of his own 6-part television series Grow Your Own Drugs in March 2009. The series demonstrated a number of natural remedies sourced from plants. Wong also wrote the book Grow Your Own Drugs: Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Beauty Fixes , a tie-in with the television show. The series was followed by a one-off Christmas special, Grow Your Own Christmas. In early 2010, a follow up to Grow Your Own Drugs was published - Grow Your Own Drugs: A Year with James Wong, which features 100 more natural remedies and recipes.
For more Organic Gardening and Permaculture books click here
Grow Your Own Drugs: A Year with James Wong
In stock-ready to post today.