by Elsie Johnstone
In 1902 Christopher and Ethel ‘Ma’ Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper. Ma’s Garden is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations, their celebrations. ‘Ma’ planted her garden on a barren block while Christopher trusted in his future. This story is the essence of a small town, not so different from today.