Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for organic gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields ― resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs.
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! The author Carol Deppe has a real-life perspective on growing food in different conditions and financial circumstances.
When I purchased The Resilient Gardener I thought it would be a survival book. While is is a bit about surviving in the garden, it is a more well-rounded homesteading book. I love her writing. It's easy going and simple.
The 5 key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash and eggs are true staples on a homestead. Of course, we have Mary's Heirloom Seeds for our organic garden needs so that's a plus. The eggs we have on our homestead come from chickens. After reading The Resilient Gardener I am very interested in adding Ducks.
Here's a quote from the beginning of The Resilient Gardener,
"I do it primarily because growing and using those potatoes, corn, beans and squash provides superb food of a quality I can't buy, personal satisfaction and greater joy and health for myself"
YES!! I wholeheartedly agree with this. We GROW. We don't necessarily grow because it's cheaper or more convenient that the store. We grow because it makes me feel good knowing that I can provide healthy, clean food for my family. As an added bonus, I can use my own garden to help customers at Mary's Heirloom Seeds grow their own healthy gardens!
When I finish reading I'll post a follow up and let you know how it was. So far, I highly recommend this book!
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