The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book Launch Party Recap

Happy Friday, everyone, and especially Monica Horn! She’s won A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters. Monica, send an email to with your address so that we can get your book in the mail.

We hope you all had a good week! On Wednesday, we celebrated the release of The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book at Mother Earth Gardens in Minneapolis’s Longfellow neighborhood. The picture above shows Carol Hinz, editorial director of Millbrook Press, holding the book with the book’s photographer Jennifer S. Larson on the left and author Kari Cornell on the right. 

Kari taught attendees how to make newspaper pots!

The food was pretty great.

It was a lovely, sunny night spent surrounded by plants and enthusiastic gardeners of all ages.

To get more Nitty-Gritty updates, check out the book’s Facebook page. If you’d like to try your hand at making newspaper pots, you can find instructions here.

How are you spending your lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer?