Author Carol Deppe on growing ‘lots of delicious food for the least possible work’
I recently talked to Deppe about how her form of resilient gardening compares to "traditional" gardening, the importance of not seeking perfection, and how all of this ties into food security.
Q. What's the first step toward achieving food resilience?
A. There are three ways to do that. The first is through local buying patterns and trade. A second is through knowing how to store or process food that is available locally, whether we grow it ourselves or not. The third is gardening. In The Resilient Gardener, I talk as much about storing and using food as growing it. I love gardening, but not everyone is in a position to garden every year of their lives. However, the person who has learned to make spectacular applesauce or cider or apple butter or pies can often trade some of the processed products for all the apples needed.
|Photo: Keane McGee, Nichols Garden Nursery|
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