This is a handbook for growing a victory garden when the enemy is global warming. Written by Acadia Tucker, with help from gardeners Gregory Veitch and Ben Goldberg, Growing Good Food calls on us to take up regenerative gardening, also known as carbon farming, for the good of the planet. 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.
To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker and her team draft plans for gardeners who have no space, a little space, or a lot of space. They offer advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise the most popular fruits and vegetables using regenerative methods. They share 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.
The book includes calls to action and insights from leaders in the regenerative movement, including David Montgomery, Gabe Brown, and Tim LaSalle. Aimed at beginners and illustrated throughout, the book is designed to inspire an uprising of citizen gardeners.
Growing Good Food 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.
Growing Good Food: A citizen’s guide to backyard carbon farming is part of Stone Pier’s Growing Good Food Series. It joins Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits, and vegetables, also written by Acadia Tucker.