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The Resilient Gardener – Grow Potatoes, Corn, Beans, Squash, and Eggs


The first information that caught my attention in this book was a brief discussion of how The Little Ice Age forced farmers to diversify to survive. Monocrops tend to be hard hit by weather changes. This is a lesson that we need to heed today. Too much of our food calories come from a small handful of crops that need specific weather to produce. We’ve been blessed with a long period of relatively stable weather – BUT – weather, being weather, changes. Many different food sources means that something is likely to survive – and we won’t go hungry.
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