Growing Good Food
Acadia Tucker, a carbon farmer and gardener, invites us to think of gardening as civic action. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, all while growing nutritious food.
Tucker’s latest book, Growing Good Food, is a handbook for growing a Victory Garden when the enemy is global warming. To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker drafts victory gardening instructions for gardeners who have a little ground or a lot of it. She offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise fruits, herbs, and vegetables using regenerative methods. She describes the climate changes taking place in our own backyards and the many steps we can take to boost a garden’s resilience.
Growing Good Food includes calls to action and insights from leaders in the regenerative movement, including David Montgomery, Anne Biklé, Gabe Brown, Wendell Berry and Mary Berry, and Tim LaSalle. By the end of it, you’ll know how to grow some really good food, and build a healthier world, too.
Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. She lives in Maine and New Hampshire with her farm dog, Nimbus, and grows hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England, when she isn’t raising perennials in her own backyard. Tucker is a Rodale Institute Ambassador on regenerative agriculture.
Moderating this evening will be a close friend and board member, Tara Rutman.
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