The Quarter-Acre Farm by Spring Warren
How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year

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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. The road is long and riddled with mistakes, but by the end of her yearlong experiment, Warren’s sons and husband have become her biggest fans—in fact, they’re even eager to help harvest (and eat) the beautiful bounty she brings in.

Full of tips and recipes to help anyone interested in growing and preparing at least a small part of their diet at home, The Quarter-Acre Farm is a warm, witty tale about family, food, and the incredible gratification that accompanies self-sufficiency.
 

About Spring Warren

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Debut novelist and Wyoming native Spring Warren is a longtime painter and furniture maker who lives in Davis, California, with her husband, historian Louis Warren, and their two sons.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Seal Press. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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"The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for Year," is the story of one woman's quest to control her family's food choices by turning her suburban yard into a farm.

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Hutchinson Leader

"The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for Year," is the story of one woman's quest to control her family's food choices by turning her suburban yard into a farm.

May 21 2012 | Read Full Review of The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I ...

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