What readers are saying about Wisdom Grows in My Garden
“This delightful book by Rabbi Plotkin reveals the wisdoms waiting for us in our gardens: lessons in patience and timing, getting through difficult beginnings, listening deeply to oneself in the midst of the life around us…All this and more awaits our participation, where we find how our own dreams link us to the dreams of the world.”
– Dr. Craig Chalquist, Professor and Co-Editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind.
“Wonderfully accessible and engaging, Rabbi Paul Plotkin’s memoir, Wisdom Grows in My Garden is full of lessons learned from a life of giving to others. Now retired but still focused and caring, Rabbi Plotkin nurtures an ever-present and diverse garden. And here the wisdom of a life lived reintroduces itself. Enlightening, topical and humorous, the stories in this book will make you smile and nod in recognition of life’s simplest, and at times unacknowledged lessons. This is a book you will reread again and again and find something new each time.” – Stella Harvey, author (Finding Callidora and others), mentor at Simon Fraser University Writers Studio, and founder of the Whistler Writers festival.
“I finished the book. I enjoyed it. His love and understanding of gardening and of people is highlighted throughout his book. I enjoyed his wisdom and observations of life and the parallels of gardening and living.”
– Jennifer Taylor, actress