From Newsday, Long Island, New York
May 22, 2008
Review by Jessica Damiano
Philosophical, passionate, poignant and humorous, "Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World" (Bantam / $25) is Wendy Johnson's ode to the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Northern California, "where the fields curve like an enormous green dragon between the hills and the ocean." For 30 year, Johnson has meditated and gardened there. Here memoir takes readers along on a spiritual journey that is part practical knowledge, part gardening lore, an nothing short of inspiring.