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    DescriptionScientist/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. In this book you'll learn how to: -Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change -Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops -Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back) -Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed -Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes and even savory corn gravy -Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author's original gluten-free recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products -Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes -Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash -Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed. The Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and a hands-on organic gardening book, and is suitable for vegetable gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their vegetable gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities to survive and thrive through everything that comes their way -- from tomorrow through the next thousand years. Organic gardening, vegetable gardening, self-sufficiency, subsistence gardening, gluten-free living.


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    Title
    The Resilient Gardener
    Subtitle
    Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol Deppe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 767 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603580311
    ISBN 10: 160358031X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 635
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BIC subject category V2: WMPF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Abridged Dewey: 635
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BIC subject category V2: VSZ
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71525600
    BIC subject category V2: WMQF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR016000
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    BISAC V2.8: HOM022000
    BIC subject category V2: TVF
    B&T Approval Code: A71580000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB324.3 .D475 2010
    Thema V1.0: VSZ, WMP, TVF, WMQF
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 Pages of Color Illustrations
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    09 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    ForeWord Reviews-In The Resilient Gardener, scientist and author Carol Deppe offers readers an inspiring approach to gardening. For many, gardening is a hobby-a source of solace and an experiment in self-sufficiency. Gardens are designed to offer up good things during good times-handfuls of bulbous tomatoes after weeks of careful watering, weeding, and monitoring for invading insects, for example. But what happens when gardeners-along with the rest of society-face uncertain times? Uncertain times, caused by an unstable economy, changing weather patterns, or personal injury, result in an expanse of time when the "garden suffers because people have other priorities." With this premise in mind, Deppe introduces the concept of resilient gardening. In Deppe's world, gardening transcends the world of leisurely pursuit and transforms into an act of empowerment. In twelve intensely detailed chapters, The Resilient Gardener empowers readers with the knowledge they need to design, build, and maintain gardens that can withstand intense hardship and thrive despite periods of complete neglect. The first half of the book marries the practice of gardening with emerging global issues, such as climate change, increasing attention to weight control, and the rise of food allergies. Readers must first achieve a firm grasp of how these issues intersect with the process of gardening in order to fully benefit from the hands-on guidelines provided later in the book. Deppe's analysis is thorough; her research delves deep. By discussing the interaction between gardening and prevalent world issues, she establishes gardeners as hubs of sustainability and survival, their individual efforts producing movements of resilience that can benefit society as a whole. One of the major strengths of this book-and what sets it apart from the deluge of gardening books currently on bookstore shelves-is the union of Deppe's scientific knowledge with her personal gardening experience. Thes