Growing Good Food: A Citizen's Guide to Climate Victory Gardening (Paperback)
This is a handbook for growing a Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. Acadia Tucker, a carbon farmer and gardener, invites us to think of gardening as civic action. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, all while growing nutritious food.
To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker drafts victory gardening instructions for gardeners who have a little ground or a lot of it. She offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise fruits, herbs, and vegetables using regenerative methods. She describes the climate changes taking place in our own backyards and the many steps we can take to boost a garden's resilience.
Growing Good Food includes calls to action and insights from leaders in the regenerative movement, including David Montgomery, Anne Bikl , Gabe Brown, Wendell Berry and Mary Berry, and Tim LaSalle. By the end of it, you'll know how to grow some really good food, and build a healthier world, too.
Learn how to grow: blackberries, currants, fruit trees, herbs, rhubarb, strawberries, walking onions, peppers, tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, radishes, spinach, squash.
Growing Good Food is part of Stone Pier's "Citizen Gardening" series, which highlights how to grow food and garden in ways that are good for the planet. The series includes Lawns Into Meadows: Growing a regenerative landscape, Growing Perennial Foods: Raising resilient herbs, fruits and vegetables, and Tiny Victory Gardens Growing good food without a yard.
About the Author
Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere, and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it. Before becoming an author, Acadia started a four-season organic market garden in Washington State inspired by farming pioneers Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier. While managing the farm, Acadia grew 200 different food crops before heading back to school at the University of British Columbia to complete a Masters in Land and Water Systems. She lives in Maine and New Hampshire with her farm dog, Nimbus, and grows hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England when she isn't raising perennials in her own backyard. She is also the author of Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables.