Preordering Grow Great Grub


About two weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised by the arrival of a copy of my new book, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces, fresh off the presses. I had a hand in every facet of making this book, from writing to photography to designing the layout. The wear and tear on my desk chair, mousing arm, and knees was and is substantial. As a result, I knew exactly what to expect, yet it was still really wild to finally see it as a real, tangible object. I like it, I really like it! I hope you will too.

But sending a book off to print is never the end. In many ways it is just the beginning of another leg in what can be a commitment of several years. Once the files went off, we got hard at work making a website, arranging events, and preparing some fun extras to accompany the book’s release on February 2, 2010.

Phase 2 of the website is now online for your perusal. It includes information about what’s in the book, a sneak preview showing 18 spreads, and the first free download for your enjoyment. More printable downloads will be available in January as we get closer to the book’s release date.

Many of you have emailed me asking about buying the book as a Holiday gift for friends and family. The book is currently on sale as a preorder through several online vendors, but will not be shipped in time for the holiday season. I know how frustrating it can be to preorder a book as a gift without anything tangible to show for it. As a result I have designed a little card that you can download and print out and present to those for whom you have preordered a copy.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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14 thoughts on “Preordering Grow Great Grub

  1. I’m so very excited! Your first book made me take the first steps to really growing my own potted plants. I’ve since moved to Phoenix so it’s very difficult to grow anything. (Fried my pepper plant last summer) Gayla’s beautiful photographs of succulents have got me excited again that maybe this summer will be better! Thanks Gayla for believing in us that have small spaces.

  2. I just wanted to say to Heather that I live in Phoenix and can identify with the challenges of growing things here! But it can be done, and really give you a lot of success, once you figure it out somewhat. I’ve found the Phoenix Permaculture Guild to be a really helpful resource, especially their Phoenix planting calendar:

  3. Ms. Gayla Trail, I recently read a review written by Mr. Brown Thumb, and honestly have to say that I cannot wait to purchase this book. I don’t think i’ve been this excited for a book release since the Big Fat Duck cook book came out.

    I hope you can make it out to Chicago, If you can

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