Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival

A much-needed exploration of why women turn to the earth, as gardeners, growers and custodians.

Book cover Why Women Grow by Alice Vincent

This book emerged from a deeply rooted desire to share the stories of women who are silenced and overlooked. In doing so, Alice Vincent fosters connections with gardeners that unfurl into a tender exploration of women’s lives, their gardens and what the ground has offered them, with conversations spanning creation and loss, celebration and grief, power, protest, identity and renaissance.

Women have always gardened, but the stories have been buried with our work. Vincent is on a quest to change that. To understand what encourages women to go out, work the soil, plant seeds and nurture them, even when so many other responsibilities sit upon their shoulders. To recover the histories that have been lost among the soil.

Wise, curious and sensitive, Why Women Grow follows Alice in her search for answers, with inquisitive fronds reaching and curling around the intimate anecdotes of others.

Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival (Canongate Books) will be released on the 2nd of March 2023.