Author(s): Lolo Houbein
One Magic Square shows how, with a ten-minute effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre. By following these plot designs you can keep your labour pleasurable as your self-sufficiency increases. Take control of your own fresh food supply Food gardening is the most intelligent adult endeavour on earth - Lolo Houbein shows you how to do it, and why you should.
Food security - and the absence of it - has been Lolo Houbein's lifelong preoccupation. She regarded every garden where she messed around with plants as a farm to feed her household.
Lolo Houbein's great-great-grandfather was a market gardener in North-West Frisia, passing a gardening gene down the generations. Lasting influences were her Uncle Wim's small farm and the famine of 1944-1945 in Western Holland, which she barely survived. She came to Australia in 1958 to escape
the Cold War.
Winner of the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Innovative Cookbook.