Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New book: The Resiliant Gardener


This book has garnered praise from the National Gardening Association, plus, the author's been interviewed here.
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The book publisher's website says:  "As author Carol Deppe, a long-time gardener with a PhD in biology and decades of experience in plant breeding and sustainable agriculture, explains in her new book ... hard times can come in a variety of ways. Personal hard times may come in the form of drought, special dietary needs, job loss or lack of time. But they can also come as what she calls “mega hard times,” the result of man made or natural disasters that cause major disruptions in all aspects of society."

Amazon.com has no reviews yet, but the table of contents is revealing; the author covers how to garden in changing weather patterns, and includes storage and use information to get from corn to flour to cake.  Gardening that accommodates a busy schedule or a bad back is covered, as is irrigation without a lot of gadgetry and soil fertility.  There's information on gardening with celiac disease/gluten intolerance, and that's unusual for a gardening book and quite welcome.

This, IMHO, is a good book and is on my list to get.