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Tiny Victory Gardens
Growing Good Food Without a Yard
By (author): Acadia Tucker Illustrated by: Emily Castle
9781734901108 Paperback, Trade English General Trade GARDENING / Vegetables Mar 01, 2021
$28.95 CAD
Active 153 x 204 x 26 mm | 270 gr 168 pages Two-color illustrations throughout Stone Pier Press
An illustrated guide to how to grow food in pots, containers, and community plots

Victory gardening is back in the headlines as more people resolve to grow food for the good of the country, and for themselves too. The trend toward self-reliance is likely to continue as we enter what's projected to be a long recession. People are looking for help on how to grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs in their own backyards, community gardens, and in tight urban spaces, too.
After publishing two books on victory gardening, Acadia Tucker has become a recognized expert on the subject. In Tiny Victory Gardens, she shares information on how to participate in the victory gardening movement, even if you don't have a yard.
The book, which is grounded in Acadia's regenerative farming expertise, includes step-by-step guidance to finding the right containers, prepping your soil, starting your seedlings, growing plants indoors, and harvesting in a way that keeps indoor crops growing year-round.
Acadia describes how it's possible to grow food in a way that's good for the planet even in pots. She explains how to compost in indoor spaces (worms included). She also profiles 15 to 20 starter plants that are easy to grow indoors. Finally, the book includes recipes for canning, preserving, and drying the food you grow.
Acadia has published Growing Perennial Foods and Growing Good Food. Mini Victory Gardens is another addition to our Citizen Gardening series, which also includes Lawns Into Meadows, by Owen Wormser.

Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere, and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it.

Before becoming an author, Acadia started a four-season organic market garden in Washington State inspired by farming pioneers Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier. While managing the farm, Acadia grew 200 different food crops before heading back to school at the University of British Columbia to complete a Masters in Land and Water Systems.

She lives in Maine and New Hampshire with her farm dog, Nimbus, and grows hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England, when she isn't raising perennials in her own backyard. She is also the author of Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits, & vegetables and Tiny Victory Gardens: Growing food without a backyard. Acadia is a Rodale Institute Ambassador on regenerative agriculture.

"Acadia is an evangelist for the Earth."–Jill Cloutier, Sustainable World Radio

"The food gardening that author Acadia Tucker describes in her books is a form of activism and rebellion against a system that is extractive and exploitive."–Kamea Chayne, Green Dreamer

"Gardener extraordinaire Acadia Tucker provides those of us without much yard space everything we need for planting nutritious balcony crops, indoor container gardens, and lush green rooftop farms. More delicious climate-saving ideas from this inspirational farmer-writer."–Virginia Aronson, Director, Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation

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