Food Gardens for a Changing World
- ISBN 9781789240993
- Language English
- Pages 328 pp.
- Size 7.5" x 9.625"
Food gardening is becoming increasingly popular, as people look for new ways to live more sustainably and minimize harm to the environment. This book addresses the most pressing challenges facing food gardening in the 21st century -- worldwide changes in climate, the environment, natural resources, and communities -- and the basic biological, ecological and social concepts which influence our understanding. Examples throughout the text demonstrate how gardeners can use these theories to their advantage.
PART I: Starting at the beginning: gardens and the big picture
1: What can food gardens contribute? Gardens and wellbeing
2: Changes coming to your garden
3: Responding to change as a food gardening strategy
3: Appendix, Worked formal garden experiments
PART II: Starting the garden
4: Garden placement
5: How plants live and grow
6: Starting and caring for garden plants
PART III: Garden management
7: Soil, nutrients, and organic matter
8: Water, soils, and plants
9: Managing pests, pathogens, and beneficial organisms
10: Saving seeds for planting and sharing