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The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food Paperback – Jun 4 2010
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About the Author
Carolyn Herriot is the author of the bestselling A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide, The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food and, most recently, The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food. She is much in demand as a speaker and workshop leader on organic gardening in the Pacific Northwest, with regular columns in BC Living and
Common Ground magazines. Carolyn grows her certified-organic seed business, Seeds of Victoria, at the Garden Path Centre for Organic Gardening in Victoria, BC.
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I have only just dipped into the book, but I'm very excited to see the breadth and depth she managed to pull off without putting out one of those massive, expensive reference books that generally just sit on the shelf because the Internet is just so much easier to navigate. She knows full well that anyone reading this book will go to the Internet to fill in the minutia... for example, I was thrilled to find out that my garden's mat of chickweed is an edible green, a nice, nutritious switch from the usual kale, chard, collards, romaine, spinach, etc. I went from reading that (and other listed edible weeds) to do a little fuller research about it online.
I was really drawn to this book because she promised that it contains instructions on how to save seeds from a vast array of individual herb and vegetables, and when to do that (the book is set up as a gardening diary.Read more ›
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A lot of knowledge all wrapped up in one book. Very easy to understand; it's as if you were having a discussion with the author herself.Published on Jan. 7 2014 by Mitchell James Morse
Everything I could ask for in a colourful, well written, easy to follow gardening book whose author I met and is absolutely delightful and dedicated to her craft.Published on March 4 2013 by Kathy Smith