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The Resilient Gardener – Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times


The union of Deppe’s scientific knowledge with her personal gardening experience

By Carol Deppe
Chelsea Green
Oct. 2010

Oregon plant breeder Carol Deppe has a BS in zoology from the University of Florida, a PhD in biology from Harvard University, and specializes in developing public-domain crops for organic growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival for the next thousand years. She is author of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving (Chelsea Green, 2000) and Tao Te Ching: A Window to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu. See for news and further adventures. Deppe lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

Well-know author and farmer Gene Logsdon says about the book:
“The Resilient Gardener is the most comprehensive and detailed book about gardening that I have read to date, and I could not find one sentence that I would quibble with. Not only does Deppe discuss all the immediate, nose-to-the-grindstone kind of information about producing and using homegrown food, but also all the surrounding environmental and cultural aspects of gardening that are so vital to success. A must read for beginning gardeners, and full of details even the most experienced will find invaluable.”

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November 13, 2010   1 Comment