Food Security for the Faint of Heart
There are books you merely read. There are books you read, recommend to others and pass along. Then there are those books yu read, lay aside, jump to your feet, throw your hands in the air, and holler, "Yes!!" Food Security for the Faint of Heart is one of the latter.
Where would you find your groceries if your supermarket’s shelves were suddenly empty? The threat of earthquakes, trucker strikes, power outages, or a global market collapse makes us vulnerable like never before. With spiraling fuel prices and unstable world economies, individuals and communities are demanding more control over their food supply.
Food Security for the Faint of Heart is designed to gently ease readers into a more empowered place so that shocks to our food supply can be handled confidently. As well as acquiring new skills and ideas, there are other compelling reasons to get better prepared. The local economy gains support and encouragement to expand, in turn boosting food’s taste and nutritional value, along with the health of people and ecosystems. Community support helps low-income families eat higher quality food, and the preparation provides a psychological edge in an emergency.
Chapters are devoted to useful, transferable skills, including:
A humorous treatment of a sometimes threatening topic, this book will appeal to both long-time food security advocates and newcomers to the topic who are wary of it all and would prefer to avoid it.
Robin Wheeler teaches traditional skills, sustenance gardening, and medicinals at Edible Landscapes (www.ediblelandscapes.ca), a nursery and teaching garden in Roberts Creek, British Columbia. She is also the author of Gardening for the Faint of Heart (New Catalyst Books).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing
This book was part manifesto, part how-to, and I get the sense that she's preaching to the choir here -- no one is going to read this who isn't already interested in gardening, buying local, etc. It ... Read full review
3 Buying Organic on a Budget
4 Getting Symbiotic With Your Garden
5 Maximizing the Harvest
6 Storing the Garden Abundance Top Ten Techniques
7 Just a Cup of Tea for Me or Hot Bevies from a Cool Garden
8 Please Dont Eat the Daisies Without a Good Dressing
11 By the SeaWe Shall See Whats on the Seashore And Then Well Eat It
Quick Medicine at Your Door
14 Im Too Busy Watching Survivor to Live Through a Food Crisis
15 Working Cooperatively
16 Choosing Your Future and Fueling Your Big Muscles
17 Putting It All Together
9 Gardener With a Suitcase
10 Into the Wild
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