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Greening the Garden: A Guide to Sustainable Growing Paperback – December 1, 1991
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This isn't another uninforamtive how to grow a tomato book. It does discuss growing certain vegetables as I stated above, but what I really enjoyed, and was surprised to find in the book, were the writings concerning our environment, our current food productions inpact on earth and the inpact on people's health who consume these foods (both meat and vegetable).
This book was a wonderful read on environmental problems such as considering how much food we get from one cow per acre compared to if we grew vegetables on that one acre. Per pound the vegetables would far out beat the cow and would supply food for that many more people. There are discussions on chemical use and how Indonesia is one of the first to ban chemical use and has reclaimed its rice crops by doing so. The author gives us hope that our seed diversity which has been declining over the years may not be gone forever. Apparently the author found some genetic diversity in some bean seeds he's been saving. This, as he says, is just a reminder that genes from the past may still be present in todays seeds. One more reason to save and protect our open pollinated seeds.
In summary, one statement from the beginning of the book says it all "a sick earth can't grow healthy people". How true.