The Zero-mile Diet

The Zero-mile Diet

A Year-round Guide to Growing Organic Food

Book - 2010
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This definitive month-by-month guide brings gardeners into the delicious world of edible landscaping and helps take a load off the planet as we achieve greater food security. Full of illustrative colour photos and step-by-step instructions, The Zero-Mile Diet shares wisdom gleaned from 30 years of food growing and seed saving with comprehensive advice on:

* Growing organic food year-round

* The small fruit orchard and backyard berries

* Superb yet simple seasonal recipes

* Preserving your harvest

* Seed saving and plant propagation

* Dirt-cheap ways to nourish your soil

* Backyard poultry--it's less time-consuming than you


* Growing vegetables in the easiest way possible

* A-z guide to growing the best vegetables and herbs

Put organic home-grown fruits and vegetables on your table throughout the year, using the time-saving, economical and sustainable methods of gardening outlined in The Zero-Mile Diet . This book is about REAL food and how eating it will change our lives for the better.
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9781550174816
Branch Call Number: 635.04840971 Her 21058
Characteristics: 256 :,ill. (chiefly col.)


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green_thumb Jul 18, 2011

Carolyn Herriot is awesome! I love all of her books.

Dec 31, 2010

Remarkably clear photographs. Concise and easy to understand directions arranged chronologically by month. Zero-Mile Diet is not written in-depth, but gives a good overview. Geared more to British Columbia's warmer climate, rather than Ontario's cold winters. If you like this, you'll also enjoy The Urban Homestead by Coyne and Knutzen.

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