Down to Earth: Cold-Climate Gardens and Their Keepers (Paperback)
In vivid colour, Down to Earth celebrates the viability of cold-climate gardening. Stories, tips, and recipes inspire you to plant a few seeds and create your own food security. No matter where you live, this book will help you meet the challenges of a short growing season.
Due to a cold climate and a short growing season, gardening is a challenge for many people in Canada. Despite these hurdles, there are many inspiring gardeners who grow their own food and enjoy it year-round. Their harvest makes the zero-mile diet tangible to more than just those living in a warm, temperate climate.
This book is a celebration of the beauty and diversity possible in cold-climate vegetable gardens. It is designed to guide and inspire you on a seasonal basis. We begin with winter planning, then progress to spring planting, the abundance of summer, and culminate in the rewards of a fall harvest. You will also find personal stories throughout the book that provide successful examples of cold-climate gardens.
No matter where you live, we hope to inspire you to plant a few seeds, regardless of how large or small your garden space. If you are a seasoned gardener, perhaps you will learn some new tips. Overall, we hope to get you talking about how you, too, can grow some of your own food.