Growing perennial foods : a field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables / written by Acadia Tucker ; illustrated by Krishna Chavda.

Main Author: Tucker, Acadia,
Published: San Francisco, CA : Stone Pier Press, [2019]
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Gardeners know the advantages to growing perennials: healthier soil, a reduction in soil erosion, and a more efficient use of rainwater. But in North America, we tend to think of perennials as primarily ornamental rather than food-producing. Regenerative farmer Tucker believes that taking cues from how plants grow in the wild will allow for cultivated gardens that produce bountiful harvests while addressing concerns about global climate change. This guide to creating a regenerative food garden starts with addressing the existing soil and moves through all the steps needed to create a healthy, nurturing bed. Tucker then recommends a variety of perennial herbs, fruits, and vegetables, including information for how to plant, grow, and harvest each, along with potential challenges specific to each plant. One recipe is included for each plant, with most of the recipes vegan or vegetarian. While the majority of these plants are able to survive winter in many parts of North America, some are tender and will need to be moved inside during cold months. A FAQ section and glossary are appended.--Anne Heidemann Copyright 2019 Booklist

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