The Resilient Gardener

The Resilient Gardener

Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times

Book - 2010
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Scientist/gardener Carol 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. Here, Deppe extends these principles with detailed information about growing and using five keystone crops that are especially important for anyone seeking greater self-reliance: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. This is both a conceptual and a hands-on gardening book, suitable for gardeners at all levels of experience. "Resilience" here is broadly conceived, and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times to regional and global disasters. In the end, though, this is an optimistic as well as a realistic book.--From publisher description.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9781603580311
160358031X
Branch Call Number: 635 DEPPE
Characteristics: 323 p., 16 p of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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STravis
Jul 31, 2015

This is a excellent and practical guide with a long-range view towards not just gardening but also to securing our food supply and returning it to our human scale. Deppe faces the facts in front of us and gives good advice about how to adapt when conditions change.

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funkydave
Mar 20, 2015

just an excellent book,author gives her considered opinion on a host questions concerning,soil compost, chickens ducks and even types of vegatables especially the climate of oregon and how to prepare your self for the good as well for the bad. A great book for the beginning as well as for the experienced gardener

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Methinks
Mar 03, 2012

Fantastic book. A great place to start for new gardeners, with enough depth that everyone can learn from. Will have to buy my own copy, I've checked this out so often.

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