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Title:
Quarter-acre farm : how I kept the patio, lost the lawn, and fed my family for a year
Author:
Warren, Spring.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, 2011.
Physical Description:
335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year--and that she wanted to do it in their yard--they told her she was crazy. She did it anyway. The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren's account of deciding--despite all resistance--to take control of her family's food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It's a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Making space -- Dollar for dirt -- Tofu of the West -- Sadism in the garden -- Sugar grows on trees -- Circus hens -- Free stuff -- Mud -- The mysterious underground -- Magical fruit -- Weeds -- When good bugs go bad -- Pole dancing -- Water -- What weighs more, a pound of diamonds or a pound of mushrooms -- Hunting small game -- Mummification -- The history of food preservation including my own -- You can eat that? -- A farmer critiques the Quarter Acre Farm -- Victory in the garden.
ISBN:
9781580053402
Format :
Book

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