Concerned that our food is coming from so far away? Want to grow local food just steps away from your kitchen? This book covers how to grow food at home.
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The ZERO-MILE Diet – A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food
by Carolyn Harriot
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harbour; 1 edition (June 4 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550174819
- ISBN-13: 978-1550174816
This is the second book that Carolyn wrote after a successful first book A YEAR ON THE GARDEN PATH. This book follows more of a month-by-month format expanding on the info presented in the first book.
She focuses more on specific types of produce, with more detailed information on each and emphasizes the benefits of growing your own food, just steps from your kitchen. Unlike its predecessor, this book has lots of colour photos to provide inspiration to grow your zero-mile diet at home.
There is info on growing nut trees and fruit trees, lasagna gardening, dealing with pests such as rats, her three Muscovies (ducks), saving seeds, mason bees, garlic, garden tools, A to Z of vegetables and much more. Again packed with lots of recipes of how to use fresh produce and well worth buying to have as a ready reference.
As I looked through this book to write the review, I realized that I need to read through this book again as it is such a valuable resource.