The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe
Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

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Winner of's Reader's Choice Award: Best Garden Book Since 2010

Selected by as one of the Top 10 Books of 2010 in the Home and Gardening Category!


In an age of erratic weather and instability, people's interest in growing their own food is skyrocketing. The Resilient Gardener
presents gardening techniques that stand up to challenges ranging from
health problems, financial problems, and special dietary needs to
serious disasters and climate change.

Scientist and expert
gardener Carol Deppe draws from emerging science in many fields to
develop the general principles of gardening for resilience. Gardeners
will learn through Deppe's detailed instructions on growing, storing,
and using the five crops central to self-reliance: potatoes, corn,
beans, squash, and eggs.

Learn how to:
Grow food in an era of wild weather and climate changeGarden with little to no irrigation or "store-bought" inputsGarden efficiently and comfortably (even with a bad back)Customize your garden to deal with special dietary needs or a need for weight controlMake
breads and cakes from home-grown corn using original gluten-free
recipes (with no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products)Keep a laying flock of ducks or chickens, integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feedAnd more . . .

The Resilient Gardener

is both a conceptual and a hands-on gardening book for all levels of
experience. Optimistic as well as realistic, Deppe offers invaluable
advice for gardeners (and their communities) to flourish.

About Carol Deppe

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Carol Deppe is a plant breeder and writer who lives in Corvallis, Oregon. She has a B.S. in Zoology from University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. "At least I think I have a Ph.D. from Harvard," Deppe says. "But when I got the diploma it was in Latin, and I don't read Latin, so who knows?" Deppe's garden and science writing has appeared in Horticulture, Organic Gardening, National Gardening, and elsewhere. She works to develop crops for sustainable agriculture.
Published September 20, 2011 by Chelsea Green Publishing. 355 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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Story Circle Book Reviews

Its third: on gardening not just in the good times, or even in the hard times, but "gardening in mega-hard times."

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ForeWord Reviews

By discussing the interaction between gardening and prevalent world issues, she establishes gardeners as hubs of sustainability and survival, their individual efforts producing movements of resilience that can benefit society as a whole.

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