Food Growing Summit 2014

harvest9aug11As many of you know, I’m a huge advocate of growing your own food, and/or supporting your local food producers. That’s why I was so excited when I learned about this upcoming event…

The Food Growing Summit 2014 is a free tele-summit taking place March 3-7, that has an amazing line-up of farmers, backyard food growers and food activists who have joined up to share loads of information and to inspire and guide you to grow food this spring. No experience necessary!

Please, click on this link to get more info and meet the co-ordinators of this awesome event! Be sure to check out the speakers’ schedule, as there are so . . . → Read More: Food Growing Summit 2014

Book: The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

Tanya L. K. Denckla has compiled an indispensable summary of 765 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts in this almost 500 page book!

She gives ample information on each entry, including growing and storage requirements, diseases and pests, companion plants, harvest and sample varieties. The remainder of the book is dedicated to organic practices of pest control, plant health, problem identification and pest and disease profiles. This book is a handy reference that will earn it’s place in your library.


Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*

A longstanding favorite gardening book of mine is How To Grow More Vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) by John Jeavons.

An excellent reference book to keep in your library, this book addresses many aspects of veggie gardening: building soil, bed preparation, composting, fertilizing, seed propagation and planning. There’s even little diddies in there on companion planting and the biointensive method of gardening.

The focus of the book is on organic, sustainable practices, all the while growing high  quality veggies in high yields.

I found this a great beginner’s book, with loads of very useful information compiled into one place. Yet, I keep it in my library year after year as a reference for the . . . → Read More: Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*