Sally Luce is a social psychologist who has lived, worked and gardened organically in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. Now retired, she maintains a large garden and a strong interest in natural history and organic gardening methods.
Joy Larkom shares her advice on growing the perfect salad garden with tons of new plant varieties and vegetables to try that go far beyond lettuce.
Joseph Tychonievich’s enthusiastic and well written account of the joys and challenges of home-based selective plant breeding draws on his lifetime of breeding plants.
Shiva uses a philosophical critique of the scientific ideas that underpinned the rise of industrial agriculture and believes that the world should move towards the practice of agroecology, which draws on the new scientific paradigm that recognizes the interconnectedness of biological and social systems.
In this remarkable book, farmer/activist Michael Ableman tells the captivating story of the creation of Sole Food, a community farm started in 2009 in the parking lot of the Astoria Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Sole Food’s aims are to provide meaningful employment for the area’s hard-to-employ residents and to operate a commercially viable farm.