Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harbour; 1 edition (June 4, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Carolyn Herriot, an organic gardener of thirty years' experience, shares her wisdom in The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food, a month-by-month guide to cultivating food right in one's own backyard. From selecting and taking proper care of gardening tools, to recycling ideas, to saving seeds, looking after a fruit orchard, putting a garden to bed for winter, and much more, The Zero-Mile Diet is a thorough and user-friendly resource. Full-color photography on virtually every page and even a handful of recipes enhance this extremely accessible and practical guide. Highly recommended.
I've read this book from cover to cover since getting it from the library, and I adore it. It's a wonderful guide to Pacific Northwest climates (such as my Bellingham, WA location), but it makes great reading for other regions as well. There are many gorgeous photos, details vegetable/herb/edible flower profiles, and plenty of info on seed starting, seed saving, as well as recipes and remedies. The story of her ducks was adorable, and makes me want to get a pal for my two chickens. Highly recommended book.
One of the best books I've read in awhile! I initially checked this book out from the library thinking I would learn some useful tips for my simple backyard garden. I ended up reading this book from cover to cover it was surprisingly entertaining and I learned A LOT! I learned so much there was no way I was going to be able to retain all that useful information in my head so I bought it on so I can have it forever.
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