Gardening: An Essential Survival Skill - an excerpt from The Resilient Gardener
Posted Jan 02 2011 9:01am
Happy 2011, readers!
Below you’ll find the first chapter of Carol Deppe’s The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times , excerpted for your enjoyment. In this book (named by Amazon.com as one of the ten best Home & Gardening Books of 2010!), scientist/gardener Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs.
In addition to this excerpt, don’t miss Carol Deppe’s in-depth Q&A session with Chelsea Green’s Associate Editor, Makenna Goodman, which originally ran on Alternet this past fall and was one of our most popular stories of the year.