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The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year - Spring Warren
The Quarter-Acre Farm: 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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781580053402 (1580053408)
ASIN: 1580053408
Publisher: Seal Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Gardening
After participating in the local food movement by being a member of a CSA and frequenting the nearby farmer's market, I'm putting in a garden for the first time in years. It's just a small 2 x 9 foot raised bed, and some pots of herbs, but I'm very much looking forward to supplementing my CSA share ...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
3.0
This book works best if read as an "year in the life" type memoir with a focus on gardening. It has a few interesting and instructional tidbits but is primarily a pretty entertaining description the author's quest to grow 75% of her food for a year. At one point she collects the snails from her ya...
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