GROWING THINGS: A GUIDE FOR BEGINNING GARDENERS: $3, ½ letter sized, photocopied, 40 pgs.

This is a genuine effort to put together the one zine anybody should need to get started gardening. The authors are not trying to be anything but perfectly clear and honest, which I appreciate, but it can end up giving the writing a very mom-ly tone. That is my only complaint, that this zine is too careful—to the point of feeling like an underestimation of the reader—but I think it is well intended. The articles are really wonderful, covering a broad range of topics without missing any crucial information. I would not hesitate to share this with anybody looking for good advice in the garden (especially to somebody who may be overwhelmed by gardening books—these guys have read them all and sorted through the bull for you). A new favorite. –Bovitus (Ms. Valerie, Park Distro, PO Box 2645, Olympia, WA 98507)