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Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip-Book Review

"Anything worth doing is worth doing right." -Grandma Lena in Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip

Spring is when all things become new again, a natural piece of artwork.  During my childhood, I remember this time as sowing, planting, and tending in my maternal grandmother's garden.  I was her little helper and I recall myself trying to learn everything I could about the art of gardening.  Her garden was a getaway for her, an oasis for her thoughts, and a way to take care of her family/community.  This type of art was apart of her life and her gardens were always so beautiful.
Gardening has become one of my hobbies and my oasis for myself.  I would not say that I am as passionate as she was, but I do love the feeling when my plants begin to grow and I can eat my product.  I experience a type of happiness from the tiny seeds that make an entrance.

My grandmother was faithful to her garden. Whenever she had an abundance of crops, she would share with the community and the co…