« This comic book is absolutely incredible… We can reinvent the garden with this comic strip. »
France 5 (National TV)

Karel Schelfhout, Michiel Panhuysen, Denis Pic Lelièvre

Grow Organic in Comics - American English Edition

The bible of modern organic gardening in graphic format. Because a good illustration speaks volumes.


Welcome to a more ecologically balanced way of growing! With plenty of humor and lots of precise details, this book shows you how to create and maintain a well-designed, eco-responsible garden.

You’ll learn everything you need to know about compost, plant propagation, and the little creatures and practices that contribute to the well-being of plant and planet alike – practices designed for growing delicious, healthful fruit and vegetables, as well as superb flowers.

Bokashi and biodynamic composting, permaculture, vortex, bioponics, and a host of other terms and techniques appear in vivid, practical detail.

Based on the work of Karel the Gardener, Pic’s illustrations highlight the very essence of gardening: delight. First, the delight of enjoying the book! Then the delight of cultivating, watching things grow, harvesting, and savoring. And finally, the delight of knowing that all of these techniques help protect the planet.

A vast compendium of innovative methods and tried-and-true gardening advice, this effervescent guide is a must for any gardener who wishes to grow in good conscience.


Les auteurs

Denis Lelièvre, a.k.a. “Pic,” is a French illustrator, sculptor, comic book author, and gardener. 
Grow Organic in Comics is freely adapted from The Organic Grow Book by Karel Schelfhout & Michiel Panhuysen.

Karel Schelfhout has been a prominent authority in the field of horticulture for over thirty years. After playing a major role in promulgating high-tech gardening techniques developed in the Netherlands, Karel now champions growing organic.

Michiel Panhuysen, a journalist published in several languages, specializes in organic farming and urban gardening.



Co-auteurs :  Karel Schelfhout, Michiel Panhuysen
Préface :  Michka
Traduction :  Petunia White
Illustrations :  Denis Pic Lelièvre


Ils en parlent

Camille Muller

Growing organic is a grassroots movement that’s going to change the world.
Actua Comics

You’ll know absolutely everything there is to know about growing confidently and conscientiously.
Top Nature


This comic book knows how to translate with graphics a bible's principles.