| ||"Imaginatively researched and lucidly presented."
Australian Garden History, Vol 22, No 3, 2011
"It’s fantastic to see such a history recorded and the pioneering work of so many acknowledged."
Steve Payne, Organic Gardener, January/February 2011
"In this pithy and original book, Rebecca Jones ranges over both organic gardening and farming, and in doing so significantly enlarges our understanding of a mode of environmental engagement that has become increasingly popular in Australia in recent years.
In sum, Green Harvest provides valuable insights into the material environmental interactions of organic gardeners and farmers in Australia, as well as what they have believed, and how they have organised themselves. As such, it is a very welcome addition to the scholarship on the history of human-environment relationships in Australia."
Andrea Gaynor, Limina http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au, 2011
"Those interested in the history and underlying principles of organic farming and gardening in Australia will be very interested in this book by Rebecca Jones..."
Allison Cox, Southern Farmer, P.23 May 2011
"…the author helps the reader appreciate the reasons why organic practices have become popular. Highly recommended for all gardeners."
Paul Plant, subTropical Gardening, Issue 22, 2011
"At the book’s widest level, environmental history forms the lens through which Rebecca Jones has examined her subject, embracing changing ideas about health and environment. Such ideas are not merely confined to pragmatic practical aspects of horticulture: Green Harvest tackles far less tangible aspects of rebellion, refuge, self sufficiency, closeness to nature, and the continuity of the yeoman idyll (which inspired the ideology behind much of Australia’s rural settlement). The book is at its strongest when canvassing such ideas and linking them to the core subject of organic farming and garden."
Richard Aitken, The Australian Garden History Society, HRAS
"For those already converted to the organic way of thinking, Jones book makes for an enjoyable and fascinating opportunity to dip in to the development of the organic movement we know today. For those more concerned with quality than quantity, and the here and now rather than the future, perhaps a little time spent reading this book will sow an organic seed that will begin to spread its roots and flourish."
Alison J Beaty, Australian Certified Organic Magazine, Spring 2010