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Chelsea Green Publishing--Fall 2020

Tiny Victory Gardens
Growing Food Without a Yard
By (author): Acadia Tucker Illustrated by: Emily Castle
Acadia Tucker ,

Illustrated by :

Emily Castle


Stone Pier Press



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Mar 01, 2021
$28.95 CAD


229 x 153 x 26 mm | 270 gr

Page Count:

168 pages


Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Stone Pier Press
GARDENING / Vegetables
Gardening: plants and cultivation guides|Organic gardening|Container gardening
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 growing food in her backyard, or in her dining room. Acadia is an Ambassador for regenerative agriculture for The Rodale Institute.

"This book digs into the positive impact that even a tiny garden can have on your mental health, community food security, and local biodiversity. A great read for those interested in gardening, and not sure where to start."—Jes Walton, Green America

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

"There is truly something for everyone in this book."—Meribeth Deen, Bowen Island Undercurrent

“As home gardening continues to climb in response to COVID-19, farmer and environmentalist Acadia Tucker proves that readers do not need a backyard to grow their own food.”—Food Tank’s Reading List for Spring

"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

“The regenerative farmer and author, Acadia Tucker, is back with her third book—a guide to growing crops in a confined space. Inspired by the rise in popularity of gardening during the pandemic, Tiny Victory Gardens is full of suggestions, tips and recipes about the best types of produce to grow in containers. No outdoor space necessary. “Modern Farmer

"Tiny Victory Gardens is both a call to action, and DIY instructional guidebook for people who don't have much space, but want to make the most of what they have. Expertly written, exceptionally well organized, and thoroughly 'user friendly' in presentation."—Midwest Book Review

"Whatever your motivation for container gardening, Tiny Victory Gardens is a resource worth exploring."—Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

"Everyone can grow food! Acadia Tucker provides a practical reference for growing a huge array of crops in small spaces. Useful charts and clear line drawings make this a user-friendly guide for anyone ready to try growing food in containers."American Gardener Magazine, American Horticultural Society

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