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Pages:126 pages
Book Art:Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Size:6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Stone Pier Press
Pub. Date:February 15, 2019
ISBN:9780998862354

Growing Perennial Foods

A Field Guide to Raising Resilient Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables

Illustrated by Krishna Chavda
Available for Pre-Order. Release date: February 1, 2019

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Acadia Tucker’s long love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer who is deeply concerned about global warming, Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops.

Perennials can weather climate extremes, promote healthy soil, mitigate drought conditions, and thrive without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Many can be harvested year round. They taste good, pack lots of nutrients, and require little tending. In short, the world is a better place with more perennials in it and this book intends to get us there.

Tucker inspires action by first laying the groundwork for tending an organic, regenerative garden. She highlights the 10 steps she recommends gardeners take to help perennial foods thrive. But most of the book is dedicated to profiles of popular perennial herbs, fruit, and vegetables, with explicit instructions on how to plant, grow, and harvest them. Tucker also offers suggestions on how to store and preserve perennials.

Growing Perennial Foods is illustrated with dozens of pen & ink drawings and ends with a short chapter on frequently asked questions. And since this is a field guide, each profile gives readers enough space to write in any additional notes.

While designed for gardening novices, this book is also for experienced gardeners who want to grow more resilient crops, and could use a little guidance.

Growing Perennial Foods is part of our Growing Food book series and a companion guide to Growing Good Food: A Citizen’s Guide to Backyard Carbon Farming, which is also written by Acadia Tucker and set to publish in the summer of 2019.

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  • "Read this book! If we don’t get together and take care of the soil, our atmosphere is toast.”—Tim LaSalle, Cofounder, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State


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  • "I love this book. An easy-to-read, down-to-earth guide to regenerative gardening, Growing Perennial Foods provides a blueprint, and the inspiration, to start planting your own."–Virginia Aronson, R.D., M.S., Director, Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation

  • "Tucker helps us tap into the deeper meaning of gardening and grow good food at the same time.”—Anne Biklé, co-author of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health



Reviews and Praise

  • "Read this book! If we don’t get together and take care of the soil, our atmosphere is toast.”—Tim LaSalle, Cofounder, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State

More Reviews and Praise
  • "I love this book. An easy-to-read, down-to-earth guide to regenerative gardening, Growing Perennial Foods provides a blueprint, and the inspiration, to start planting your own."–Virginia Aronson, R.D., M.S., Director, Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation

  • "Tucker helps us tap into the deeper meaning of gardening and grow good food at the same time.”—Anne Biklé, co-author of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

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About Acadia Tucker

Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer and writer. Her interest in growing food led her to start a four season organic market garden in Washington, map endemic plant species in the Channel Islands, and complete plant surveys in the Peruvian rainforest. She completed a Masters in Land and Water Systems at the University of British Columbia and graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in Environmental Science. Acadia lives in New Hampshire and, when not writing or growing vegetables, raises hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England.

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