Why Women Grow

Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival

Garden Writing
Hardback Published on: 02/03/2023
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Why Women Grow
I loved this book down to my very bones. I’ll read anything about womanhood but this really excelled, beautifully tender yet equally powerful.
Jude Wilkinson
Why Women Grow
A great person-centred response to being outdoors
A collection of stories about women who have devoted significant time to gardens. Vincent - the author - sent out a survey asking women about their gardens... READ MORE
Toni at Enfield Crown Road


Women have always gardened, but our stories have been buried with our work. Alice Vincent is on a quest to change that. To understand what encourages women to go out, work the soil, plant seeds and nurture them, even when so many other responsibilities sit upon their shoulders. To recover the histories that have been lost among the soil. Why Women Grow is a much-needed exploration of why women turn to the earth, as gardeners, growers and custodians. This book emerged from a deeply rooted desire to share the stories of women who are silenced and overlooked. In doing so, Alice fosters connections with gardeners that unfurl into a tender exploration of women's lives, their gardens and what the ground has offered them, with conversations spanning creation and loss, celebration and grief, power, protest, identity and renaissance. Wise, curious and sensitive, Why Women Grow follows Alice in her search for answers, with inquisitive fronds reaching and curling around the intimate anecdotes of others.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9781838855437
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 418g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 29 mm

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Why Women Grow
Beautiful book inside and out
A book as much about gardening as it is about connection, womanhood and survival. If there's one thing to take from this book, it is that no matter what ha... READ MORE
Adrianna Keczmerska