Will Bonsall and his extensive seed-saving Scatterseed Project are well-respected icons across rural Maine and beyond. This new book of Will’s will be a welcome addition to your library and is certain to be thoroughly enjoyed by readers. The risk of describing Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening as a gardening book is that the aspiring reader may miss the reality that it is really a book on life, centered as a good life should be, around a garden. Will is a patient teacher with encyclopedic knowledge. His writing style is warm and authentic, accentuated by his dry New England humor. To read this book is akin to having Will stop by and visit by the glowing kitchen cookstove. He shares a lifetime of observations and conclusions – both useful and essential – and a deep respect for those who have come before us. Softcover. 385 pages, 10″ x 8″, color photographs.