CAMPO - A GUIDE TO THE SPANISH COUNTRYSIDE
Author: Sandy Walker
Publisher: Santana Books
THE STORY of CAMPO
Clearly structured chapters covering a cocktail of history, folklore and mythology; practical information on pruning, pest control and harvesting; and guidelines on handling and disposal of produce, from use in recipes, through storage, to sale.
Detailed descriptions of the trees and shrubs which shape the landscape and form the basis of the agricultural economy of Spain.
General information about the campo, for example, the use of chemicals, the rights of hunters and even the significance of pieces of plastic tied to trees.
Comprehensive readership appeal extending from those visitors to the campo wishing merely to increase their knowledge of the countryside to small and more substantial landowners who require correspondingly focused information and advice.
Above all, observes the author, the book seeks to bring to an end the frustration felt by many locals resulting from the neglect that many extranjeros display in tending their land when the reason for this is often only a lack of knowledge of how to go about the task.