Written by regenerative farmer Acadia Tucker, Growing Good Food: A Citizen's Guide to Backyard Carbon Farming calls on us to take up regenerative gardening, also known as carbon farming, for the good of the planet.
Whether you're a gardener who has no space, a little space, or a lot of space, Tucker drafts a plan which shows how a person can impact the environment through one’s own garden.
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.
The author offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise the most popular fruits and vegetables using regenerative methods. She shares the gardening tools you need to get started, the top reasons gardens fail and how to fix them, and how to make carbon farming count when the only dirt you have is in pots.
Growing Good Food: A Citizen's Guide to Backyard Carbon Farming suggests what could happen if more of us saw gardening as a civic duty. By the end of it, you’ll know how to grow some really good food and build a healthier world, too.
It's not too late for you to add Growing Good Food: A Citizen's Guide to Backyard Carbon Farming and begin regenerative gardening today...for the good of the planet!
Format: New, Softcover
Published: October 31, 2019
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (Stone Pier Press)
Pages: 168 pages
Dimensions: 9"inches H x 1" inch D x 6.5" inches W
Weight: 2 lbs, 3 oz, before shipping
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.