About 20 years ago, Patricia Lanza
was a newly divorced 50-something who had raised seven children and was looking for a new path in life. She turned to gardening on her small farm near the Catskill Mountains of New York as a way to relieve stress and relax. However, Patricia found the traditional gardening methods passed down from her grandmother to be difficult and time consuming.
Common sense told Patricia that layering or sheet composting would help her build rich soil for her garden easily, without digging and tilling, but Patricia took that principle a step further and developed a method of gardening that has changed the way people grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers around the world. Her method is called lasagna gardening, and it's the basis of three books she's written, including Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!Learn how to make a lasagna garden of your own!