Leonie Norrington was born in Darwin, Australia, and grew up on an Aboriginal community south of Katherine. She is a third generation tropical gardener and learned to garden at her grandmother's knee when the only fresh food available was home grown. Leonie works full-time as a journalist-writer. She is known to local gardeners through editing and publishing the magazine Greenants and Gravel. She has three grown-up children and one grandchild and lives with her husband at Noonamah on their farm where they have grown fruit, vegetables and herbs for twenty years.
Leonie Norrington blends horticultural science with personal experience to create a book full of sound advice, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the natural world. Have you ever wondered how to grow such exotic vegetables as snake beans, water chestnuts and loofahs? Luscious fruits such as rambutans, mangoes, carambolas and abiu? Herbs like vanilla, turmeric and galangal? Tropical Food Gardens will show you how to propagate, grow and use these and a wide range of other herbs, vegetables and fruits in tropical and sub-tropical climates. This lively engaging book, laced with anecdotes, is full of practical gardening information from an author with years of experience. It's also great fun.